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About 72 hours after the first polls closed, we are still waiting for some results. Here are a few marquee races that remain undecided:

Florida: Want to feel old? If the infamous Florida recount of 2000 were a person, they would now be old enough to vote. Once again, the state is gripped by postelection controversy, as two major races — for governor and senator — are close enough to trigger automatic recounts.

Gov. Rick Scott, the Republican nominee for Senate, has filed two lawsuits over voting results. His opponent, Bill Nelson, has filed a lawsuit of his own. And President Trump has gotten involved, accusing the Democrats of sending “their best Election stealing lawyer,” and promising to “expose the FRAUD!”

Georgia governor: Brian Kemp, the Republican, currently has 50.3 percent of the vote in his race against Stacey Abrams. Some provisional ballots remain, and county vote totals must be finalized by Tuesday. If his share drops below 50 percent, the race would be decided by a December runoff. Ms. Abrams is holding out hope — according to the A.P., her campaign has started reserving television airtime for runoff ads.

Arizona Senate: As of this morning, the Democratic candidate, Kyrsten Sinema, had taken a 9,000-vote lead over Martha McSally, according to The Arizona Republic, with an estimated 400,000 ballots still to be counted.

House races: There are congressional seats across the country still in play, including in New York, California and Texas. Our colleague Liam Stack has the latest on those races here.

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