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Final First Unofficial Results for 2018 Election in Florida



    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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