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Health CEO leads after recount in Florida congressional race

Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick speaks about close primary election
Posted at 10:09 PM, Nov 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-12 22:13:29-05

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Health care executive Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick maintained a five-vote margin in the final recount for the Democratic nomination in a Florida congressional race.

Final but unofficial results Friday showed Cherfilus-McCormick ahead of Dale Holness, a Broward County commissioner, for the party’s nomination in U.S. House District 20.

RELATED: Palm Beach County Canvassing Board certifies results for special primary election

The Democratic primary earlier this month was a special election for the seat long held by the late U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings. Broward and Palm Beach County elections officials certified the final vote after a machine and hand recount while waiting for overseas ballots to come in.

Cherfilus-McCormick issued a statement claiming victory after the recount.