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 nation’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.
“Now, we’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.
“So this is what we’re going to do. We’re going let the people of Florida…all the people of Florida….have their voices heard," exclaimed Sink.
Now, I spoke with one of Sink’s press representatives who couldn’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 Florida’s election laws, an automatic recount will go ahead when the votes come within a 0.5% margin.