Sink Waits for All Votes to be Counted listen11/03/10 Kimberly Vlach
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In a nailbiter contest in one of the nationâ€™s most heated gubernatorial races, Florida has yet to declare a winner. With Rick Scott collecting 49% of the vote and Alex Sink 48% of the vote, votes continue to be counted.
Just after midnight, Alex Sink addressed the crowd in the grand ballroom of the Waterfront Marriott in downtown Tampa. With a smile on her face, she said the election results were turning out to be a nailbiter and a classic Florida election a dead-even race.
â€œNow, weâ€™re Floridians, and we know what it means to count every single vote," proudly said Sink.
Hundreds of thousands of votes are still to be counted in Palm Beach County, Broward, Miami-Dade and even Hillsborough.
â€œSo this is what weâ€™re going to do. Weâ€™re going let the people of Floridaâ€¦all the people of Floridaâ€¦.have their voices heard," exclaimed Sink.
Now, I spoke with one of Sinkâ€™s press representatives who couldnâ€™t comment on how far Sink will take this, that is, at which point she will call for a recount. However, she did say that according to Floridaâ€™s election laws, an automatic recount will go ahead when the votes come within a 0.5% margin.