Florida’s Secretary of State announces ballot recount


Florida’s Secretary of State announced this weekend a second look is needed for the paper-thin races for governor, senator and agriculture commissioner.

And there are concerns the tallies won’t be done by the Thursday, November 15 deadline.

Deborah Clark, Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections said the recount is a time-consuming process, “keep in mind we are doing today what we did for several weeks and through election day to count the ballots the first time.”

As the recount is underway, the campaign of Governor Rick Scott — who is currently running for senate —  is filing three lawsuits.

Scott’s campaign claims Broward County Supervisor of Elections, Dr. Brenda Snipes, counted ballots after Saturday’s deadline, which is against Florida law.

Snipes’ attorney says she is committed to making sure “that every legally cast vote will be counted.”

The Florida Department of State says if recount information isn’t turned in on-time, the previous results will be accepted.

“I have been doing this forty years.  I have a lot of recount experience, and in a recount it is not unusual to see the vote count change, but in minor ways,” said Clark. 

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