Florida’s Secretary of State announced Saturday that three key statewide Florida races will now go to a recount. The races that will now be recounted include the seat for Florida governor, U.S. Senate and commissioner of agriculture. The Secretary of State’s office reviewed the unofficial election results that were submitted from each county to the state by the noon deadline Saturday to determine which races would be recounted. According to Florida state law, an automatic machine recount is ordered if races are within .5 percent. A hand recount is ordered if the margins are within .25 percent. Matthew Whitaker was a vocal critic of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Now he’s in charge of overseeing it, appointed acting Attorney General after Jeff Sessions resigned at the president’s request. (Published Friday, Nov. 9, 2018) In Broward County, four races are being recounted, as well. Mayor of Plantation, Pompano, West Park commission and Walnut Creek commissioners will all be recounted. Canvassing boards across the state now have until 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 15 to complete the machine recounts and submit those back to the state. Then, if any races are still within .25 percent of each other, the state would order a manual recount. In that case, the Supervisors of Elections in each county would hand check any ballots. Trump Criticized After Berating Black Female Journalists The entire recount process is supposed to be complete by November 18.