MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It is day two of the Florida Senate District 37 recount which was launched with just 31 votes separating Republican Ileana Garcia and Democrat Jose Javier Rodriguez.
According to Miami-Dade Elections Department spokeswoman Suzy Trutie, a machine recount for vote-by-mail and Election Day ballots was completed on Tuesday. A machine recount is triggered if the vote difference is one-half of one percent (0.5%).READ MORE: Bill That Would Rename Coral Reef After Late State Rep. Kristin Jacobs Goes To Gov. DeSantis
Wednesday is the machine recount for early voting.
Once that is complete, the Miami-Dade Elections Department sends the results to the Florida Division of Elections and it will order a manual recount, if the vote difference is one-quarter of one percent (0.25%).
If the manual recount is triggered, it will begin Thursday at 10:00 a.m.READ MORE: Florida's New Controversial Elections Law Gets Another Legal Challenge
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Jose Javier Rodriguez has held the State Senate seat since 2016.
Garcia is a former Department of Homeland Security deputy press secretary in the Trump administration. She also founded Latinas for Trump.MORE NEWS: Miami Weather: Another Round Of Storms With Frequent Lightning Tuesday Afternoon
The district represents areas including Coral Gables, Key Biscayne, Palmetto Bay and Pinecrest.