November 13, 2018

While visions of hanging chads dance in our heads, Florida is once again the focus of national…

Florida Recount Battle Mounts

by Susan E. Stutz

It’s like deja vu all over again

November 11, 2018, at the Broward Supervisor of Elections office in Lauderhill, Fla. The Florida recount began Sunday morning in Broward County.

While visions of hanging chads dance in our heads, Florida is once again the focus of national politics as voters and candidates await the results of recounts in races too close to call.

Lawsuits mount over Florida recount battle as political acrimony deepens

Recounts began amid accusations on both sides of the aisle regarding voter fraud, machine failure, and improperly case votes. “Machine recounts in Florida’s races for governor, Senate and agriculture commissioner were ordered Saturday due to tight margins in the votes and immediately became the focus of lawsuits by candidates.”

The results of the machine counts are due on Thursday and hand-recounts in all 67 counties loom on the horizon.

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