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Recounts May Be Needed in 2 Fla. Legislative Races

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Former NFL player Peter Boulware is trailing by 403 votes in his first political race, but may get a recount.

The Florida State alum is in one of two state House races close enough to qualify for automatic machine recounts.

Boulware, a Republican, is trailing Democrat Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda for an open seat. Both are from Tallahassee.

Incumbent Democrat Debbie Boyd of Newberry is clinging to a 42-vote lead over Republican Elizabeth Porter for a seat covering six north Florida counties.

State law requires a recount if the margin is one-half of a percent or less.

Secretary of State Kurt Browning said Wednesday the recount decisions wouldn't be made until Saturday. Some ballots were still being counted in the Boyd-Porter race.


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