With recounts ordered in three races by Secretary of State Ken Detzner, the canvassing boards in Hamilton and Suwannee counties will meet Tuesday morning.

Lafayette County conducted its machine recounts Sunday afternoon.

Hamilton County’s recount will begin at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Supervisor of Elections office at 1153 U.S. Highway 41 NW, Suite 1, in Jasper.

Suwannee County’s board will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday to conduct its recount at the Supervisor of Elections office at 220 Pine Ave. SW in Live Oak.

The recounts are open to the public.

The recounts come after the races for U.S. Senator, Governor and Commissioner of Agriculture all had leads of less than 0.5 percent.

The U.S. Senate race between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat incumbent Bill Nelson had Scott leading by fewer than 13,000 votes or 0.15 percent following unofficial results submitted to the Division of Elections office by Saturday.

Rick DeSantis, a former U.S. Representative from the Sixth District and the Republican nominee, led Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a Democrat, by 0.41 percent in the gubernatorial race. DeSantis has nearly a 34,000 vote lead.

In the race for Commissioner of Agriculture, as ballots continued to be counted last week, Democrat nominee Nicole “Nikki” Fried passes Republican Matt Caldwell to hold a 0.06 percent lead, or little more than 5,000 votes.

Results from the recount must be filed to the Division of Elections by 3 p.m. Thursday.

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