TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A manual recount is likely in Florida, which means all 67 counties will have to review ballots one more time before there's an official winner for those races.
On Thursday, we talked to Florida State University Law Professor Michael Morley about that process.
He explained that the results rarely change to the point of one candidate overtaking another.
Though the races for U.S. Senate and Commissioner of Agriculture in particular are quite close, Morley said the candidates in the lead right now are likely going to stay that way, even after a manual recount.
"In the senate race, in the governor race, the candidates are apart by 10,000 votes, 30,000 votes, well outside the margins we've ever seen statewide recounts change," said Morley. "If there were to be an effect on the election outcome, it wouldn't really be as a result of the recount, but as a result of the numerous lawsuits that the Nelson campaign has filed in federal court."
Morley also addressed the need for winning candidates to make the most of every day leading to their inauguration, which is why some have already announced transition teams, despite not officially winning their races.