Florida ordered mandatory machine recounts in three statewide elections Saturday for the first time in state history. Secretary of State Ken Detzner issued a one-page order directing all 67 counties to conduct a machine recount of all votes cast in the races for governor, U.S. Senator and commissioner of agriculture. The state placed a “machine recount indicated” banner in red letters below the first unofficial returns in all three races. Republican Ron DeSantis led Democrat Andrew Gillum in the race for governor by .41 percent. Republican Rick Scott led Democrat Bill Nelson in the Senate race by .15 percent. Democrat Nikki Fried led Republican Matt Caldwell in the agriculture commissioner race by .06 percent. Detzner also ordered machine recounts in razor-close contests for a Tampa state Senate seat and for House seats in Volusia and Palm Beach counties. All machine recounts must be completed by 3 p.m. next Thursday. Detzner will then order manual recounts if two candidates in any race are separated by .25 percent or less, and if the total number of undervotes and overvotes in any race is greater than the separation between the two candidates in a race.