The Times reached out to more than 3,500 registered voters in those precincts, to see what they thought. Of some 40 responses, most voted with no issue. But several recalled almost missing the Senate race box.
Exit polls showed 86 percent of black voters cast ballots for Gillum, and 90 percent backed Nelson. But in counties with higher shares of white independent voters, Nelson performed an average of 2 percentage points higher than Gillum.