After receiving unofficial election results from all 67 counties, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner on Saturday officially ordered machine recounts in three statewide elections – U.S. Senate, Governor and Agriculture Commissioner. Now, county election officials will feed ballots into machines to recount the results in those races. The second round of results is due to the state by 3 p.m. Thursday.
If the results show a margin of 0.25 percent or less, which appears to be the case in the most heated race between U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott for Senate, a hand recount is ordered. Results from a hand recount would be due Sunday, Nov. 18 at noon. The votes cast in the U.S. Senate race were within 0.15 percentage points, a margin of less than 13,000 votes out of more than 8 million cast.
Some folks it appears finally have learned from Al Gore’s mistake.
In a video made by the Boneham campaign Rupert speaks about marriage equality pledging to STOP Indiana DOMA saying:
“I’ve been married to my wife for 14 wonderful years. Like many couples out there, we’ve had our hardships, we’ve had our trials, but nothing like the LGBT has to go through. It pains me to see my family and friends blocked from the same rights, privileges, protections that my wife and I are granted, just because we are legally married. What does it say to the youth of Indiana when a whole segment of our society is treated like second-class citizens?”
Great news for Indiana!
Boneham’s opposition both Republican and Democrat support Indiana DOMA are are against same sex marriage. Boneham is running as the Libertarian candidate and there is a downside.
Back2Stonewall.com talked with Evan McMahon who works for the Boneham campaign and while Rupert does stand for Marriage Equality he does tow the Libertarian lines on Job and Housing protections and does not support ENDA type laws believing that business and housing owers should have full discretion on who they should be able to hire and rent to and be able to say no and discriminate for any reason.