Published: Aug 15, 2012 1:07 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Three legislative races on Florida's primary ballot remain so close that they may be heading for automatic recounts.
The earliest that recounts could begin is Friday when county supervisors of elections must submit their official results to the state.
With nearly all ballots counted from Tuesday's election, Jeff Clemens led Mack Bernard by only 35 votes for the Democratic nomination in a Palm Beach County district. Both currently are House members.
In a House race between two incumbent Democratic representatives, Barbara Watson of Miami Gardens led John Patrick Julien of North Miami Beach by 56 votes.
Former Rep. Randy Johnson trailed Cary Pigman by 26 votes in the Republican primary for a House district covering parts of St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Highlands and Glades counties.

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