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Benny Johnson | Reporter At Large

The Florida recount results have been pouring in after allegations on both sides of illegality and voter fraud.

The initial numbers are not looking good for Democrats in the high-profile races. The critical Florida U.S. Senate seat and governorship, both initially won by Republicans, are looking like the GOP has actually gained numbers in their recount tallies.

After the recount tallies are in, Republican Ron DeSantis leads his Democratic opponent Andrew Gillum by 33,683 votes for the Florida Governors race, which has now all but been decided in favor of the Republican candidate

For the U.S. Senate seat, Scott leads Nelson by 12,603 — that race now goes to a manual recount. (RELATED: Liberal Candidate Says Brenda Snipes Belongs In Prison)

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The Scott campaign is claiming not just a victory after the recount but a gain in the margin of victory. Rick Scott and communications manager Chris Hartline have both declared that the campaign has increased their margin of victory over the Democrat Nelson in the election.

With the statewide machine recount finished, our margin of victory has increased by nearly 1000 votes. @SenBillNelson, its time to admit this race is over.

— Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida) November 15, 2018

???????? BREAKING: with all votes recounted, Rick Scotts margin INCREASED by 865 votes.

Rick Scotts victory over Bill Nelson is now by 13,427 votes.

Its time to end this. Time for @SenBillNelson to concede.

— Chris Hartline (@ChrisHartline) November 15, 2018

Both candidates lost votes in the totals.

In Broward, it appears that under the machine recount, BOTH Senate candidates LOST votes. Nelson lost 1,385 while Scott lost 606.

— Beth Reinhard (@bethreinhard) November 15, 2018

Hartline ended up calling the result “just embarrassing” for Nelson.

Sigh…2 things.

1. undervote was consistent across early voting, absentee voting and Election Day voting.

2. evidence suggest there might actually be more Republican undervotes than Dem undervotes in Broward.

This is just embarrassing for @SenBillNelson. https://t.co/GkhnTCPvYQ

— Chris Hartline (@ChrisHartline) November 15, 2018

As per Florida law, the Senate race will head to a manual recount that will likely favor Scott heavily, given the current totals.

The machine recounts are finished in Florida. DeSantis leads Gillum by 33,683. Scott leads Nelson by 12,603. The latter race now goes to a manual recount, with associated lawfare.

— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) November 15, 2018

Bottom line: Ron DeSantis is the next governor of Florida. That is not going to change. Rick Scott is almost certainly going to prevail, too, absent a legal bombshell or the discovery of some catastrophic error.

— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) November 15, 2018

The Florida recount is currently ongoing and has already featured multiple irregularities.

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