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Broward counts wrong voices like Florida races to end manual recount before Sunday deadline

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. Fresh from his bungled machine recount, Broward County's second day of manual switching stopped temporarily about an…

Fresh from his bungled machine recount, Broward County’s second day of manual switching stopped temporarily about an hour after it began Saturday when lawyers from both political parties pointed out that volunteers counted wrong voices.

Hundreds of volunteers spent most of the Friday by sorting through 32,000 surpluses and deficits in the Senate battle between the commander Sen. Bill Nelson and Republican Government Rick Scott. Broward officials announced Friday night that they had completed their manual conversion.

On Saturday, volunteers started sorting around 22,000 deficits and convinced in the contested competition for Florida’s Commissioner for Agriculture.

It broke down when lawyers found thousands of overlapping polls that clearly showed a vote in the agricultural run but were fuzzy in the senate race.


Volunteers watch polls under the bill at the Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office in Lauderhill, Fla., On Saturday, November 17, 2018.
“It seems like there may have been a few votes yesterday mixed with them for today,” said Broward Canvassing Board Judge Deborah Carpenter-Toye to reporters. [MikeStocker/SouthFloridaSun-SentinelviaA)

19659003] Forty-seven manila envelopes from the senate bill were blended with the envelopes distributed to the commissioner.

Broward County Cutting Board Attorney Rene Harrod told Fox News that the issue was caught on time and that none of the 47 envelopes were made to the conservatory table. It is an important catch because it excludes the possibility that any votes count twice.


Republican lawyer Joe Goldstein demanded that the recount be stopped. Instead, the Conservatory decided to continue counting and instructed volunteers to flag any wrong voices on Saturday’s behalf.

The news comes as Florida is struggling to complete its mandatory manual conversion in the US Senate race at midday sunday. Sunshine State – especially Broward County – has been under the microscope since the stories were ordered last Saturday.

On Thursday, Broward County captain Brenda Snipes confirmed to make the state’s deadline for machine advertising.

“We’re excited to be at this time,” she said on Thursday afternoon.

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On Saturday volunteers began sorting around 22,000 deficits and convinced in the contested competition for Florida’s Commissioner for Agriculture

A few hours later, election managers were forced to acknowledge the county had uploaded the result of recoun t two minutes after the state’s 3 pm

Broward’s results from the election night will be Stand up until manual conversion rates arrive on Sunday at noon.

Scott’s campaign accused Snipes of deliberately leaving late results so that they should be annulled. In the recount Nelson lost more votes than Scott – meaning that Scott would have seen a net profit of 779 votes if Snipes had not been late.

Broward was one of three counties that did not make the machine deadline. 19659003] SPECIFIC NOT RECOMMENDED UNDER DISCRIMINATION RESULTS BUT IF THE DEMOCRATES ALWAYS WIN

Hillsborough County deliberately refused to report their figures, which would have allocated about 150 votes to Scott, as the accounts came up 846 fewer votes in total than the county first speech

“Although we achieved 99.84 percent of success in our reconstruction effort, we are not willing to accept the voices being unreported,” told Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections, Craig Latimer, to reporters. “For that reason, the canvassing board has decided that the first unofficial results will be like our second unofficial.”

In Palm Beach, electoral suspect Susan Bucher said the county “dozens of precincts lacked a significant number of” voices under the machine tells and indicates that there may be no voting voices, according to the New York Times.

Broward County Chief Executive Officer Brenda Snipes, left, talks with political attorneys during a bill on Friday November 16, 2018 in Lauderhill, Fla.
(AP Photo / Wilfredo Lee)

She also relied on the county’s mechanical fault issues and said the scanning machine was overheated.

She flew into two mechanics to fix the problem. However, the technicians have witnessed Palm Beach County workers jam a paper clip in the scanner’s “enter” button to slow down the high-speed scanner. This action caused a short circuit that interrupted the current, according to the New York Times.

More than 8.1 million votes were made in Florida. The state is scheduled to certify results in the senate race on November 20th.

Fox News, Gregg Re, Sarah Chakales and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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