Final First Unofficial Results for 2018 Election in Florida - NBC 6 South Florida
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Final First Unofficial Results for 2018 Election in Florida

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    Broward County Still Counting Ballots

    NBC 6's Dan Krauth reports on the latest developments in Broward County.

    (Published Friday, Nov. 9, 2018)

    Here are the final results – named the first unofficial returns –  released for three key races from the midterm elections in Florida, which are all heading to a recount:

    U.S. Senate:

    Total votes – 8,184,631

    Rick Scott, Republican – 4,098,107 (50.07 percent of total vote)

    Bill Nelson, Democrat – 4,085,545 (49.92 percent of total vote)

    Margin – 0.15 percent

    Florida Governor:

    Total votes – 8,218,682

    Ron DeSantis/Jeanette Núñez, Republican – 4,075,879 (49.59 percent of total vote)

    Andrew Gillum/Chris King, Democrat – 4,042,195 (49.18 percent of total vote)

    Margin – 0.41 percent

    Florida Commissioner of Agriculture:

    Total votes – 8,055,348

    Nicole "Nikki" Fried, Democrat – 4,030,337 (50.03 percent of total vote)

    Matt Caldwell, Republican – 4,025,011 (49.97 percent of total vote)

    Margin – 0.06 percent

    *Data provided by the Florida Division of Elections accurate as of Nov. 10, 4 p.m. EDT

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