Though the election took place on November 7th, 2000, a recount in Florida held up the results until more than a month later.
It's been one week since the 2018 U.S. midterm elections were held but the results of some races are still unknown and the state of Florida is once again conducting a high stakes recount. There are three races that are too close to call. In the race for governor, former U.S. Representative Ron DeSantis, a Republican, had about 34,000 more votes than Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum, a Democrat. In the race for Florida's U.S. Senate seat, current Governor Rick Scott, a Republican, had about 12,500 more vote than current Senator Bill Nelson, a Democrat.
And in the race for Florida's Agriculture Commissioner candidate Nikki Fried, a Democrat, had about 5,300 more votes than candidate Matt Caldwell, a Republican. Florida's doing a mandatory recount because the margins of leadership in all three of these contests is under 1/2 of 1 percent. And the part of the controversy is at the end of election day, it appeared that the three Republican candidates had larger leads over their opponents than they did after late vote counts came in from some Florida counties.
So Republican candidates have suggested that Democrats are trying to commit fraud to win the elections. While Democrats have suggested that Republicans are trying to keep all the votes from being counted. Florida's recount of 8.5 million votes has to be done by this Thursday night. If it's not, then the current counts and results are likely to stand.
2018美国中期选举在一周前举行，但是一些竞选的结果目前还是未知数，佛罗里达州也再一次展开事关重大的重新计票工作 。目前有三场竞选不分伯仲 。在佛州州长选举中，前美国众议员、共和党候选人罗恩·德桑蒂斯领先塔拉哈西市市长、民主党候选人安德鲁·吉勒姆约3.4万票 。在佛州参议院席位选举中，现任佛州州长、共和党候选人里克·斯科特领先现任佛州参议员、民主党候选人比尔·纳尔逊约1.25万票 。
在佛州农业委员选举方面，民主党候选人妮基·弗莱德领先共和党候选人马特·考德威尔约5300票 。佛州启动强制性重新计票，是因为三场竞选的得票率差距均小于0.5% 。争议情况是，在选举日结束时，三名共和党候选人在佛州一些郡县的得票率似乎领先民主党对手很多，可之后得票率的差距却逐渐缩小 。
因此，共和党候选人认为民主党为赢得选举试图进行舞弊 。而民主党则认为，共和党试图阻挠选票计票工作 。佛州要对850万张选票进行重新计票，而这项工作必须在本周四晚上完成 。如果届时重新计票工作没能完成，那很可能会维持目前的得票和结果 。
1. hold up 耽搁；阻延；
My application was held up by the postal strike.
2. once again 又一次；再次；
He has shown once again that he's able to outmanoeuvre the military.
3. too close to call (比赛、选举等)势均力敌；
The result is going to be too close to call.
4. be likely to do sth. 可能（做…）的；有（…）倾向的；
The matter is likely to go to arbitration.