. >> as reported the last couple days, the parties have chartered jets waiting outside of washington, d.c. and teams of people ready to go into states where there might be a contest of the results. >> yeah, and you know -- >> go ahead. >> think about minnesota and how long it took for senator al franken after a recount and legal battle. it's months and months and months until we had him actually take the oath of office as a senator. things can be tied up for a long time and the question calls for how close is it, does it put pressure on independents in the senate to caucus one way or another and we haven't mentioned even kansas where a possible republican senator pat roberts could lose and independent greg orman who joe biden said he's confident he would be with the democrats. there's just a lot of complicating factors here which is one reason why politick is so fun. >> we'll come back and talk more about the legislator. but steve scully has been looking at governor races and has results. >> speaking of close a close one in florida. here's the latest numbers from the associated press
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