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Broward reviews more than 30,000 votes in hand in the disputed senate race between Scott, Nelson

Broward County election workers on Friday were invigorated by examining more than 30,000 dumbbells by hand in the fierce American…

Broward County election workers on Friday were invigorated by examining more than 30,000 dumbbells by hand in the fierce American senate race between Rick Scott and Bill Nelson.

Scott, the Republican Florida governor, has a thin lead over Sen. Nelson, the Democratic Commander. And about 25,000 fewer Broward voters made a selection in the Senate leadership than in the governor’s race.

Marc Elias, Nelson’s leading narrative lawyer, had focused on the voices remaining optimistic Thursday night that the hand telling would help his client close the gap. Elias said he believes machines could have missed counting votes for his client. “This is what we have searched for all the time,” said Elias. “This is where people watch the polls and decide as far as the voter’s intention.”

Another theory is bad voice design created voters to skip the race. A South Florida Sun Sentinel analysis showed that many voters might miss the race because it was placed under the voting instructions in the lower left corner of the vote.

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