NEWS PRESS: Recount ordered in race for agriculture commissioner

News Press: Written by Bill Smith. November 10, 2018.

A recount has been ordered in the election for Florida agriculture commissioner, with Democrat Nikki Fried holding a lead of .06 percent over Republican candidate Matt Caldwell.

According to the state elections website this afternoon, Fried had 50.03 percent of the vote and Caldwell had 49.97 percent, reflecting a difference of 5,326 voted, with more than 8 million cast. Automatic recounts are required when returns show a margin of a half a percentage point or less.

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