Broward County Hand Recount Comes to Grinding Halt After Lawyers Discover Volunteers Were Counting the Wrong Ballots
Broward County elections supervisor Brenda Snipes
Here we go again.
Broward County had to stop its hand recount Saturday morning after lawyers discovered volunteers were counting the wrong ballots.
Why hasn’t Brenda Snipes been removed from her post and taken away in handcuffs??
Fox News reported:
Fresh off its bungled machine recount, Broward County’s second day of manual recounting temporarily stopped about an hour after it began Saturday when lawyers from both political parties pointed out that volunteers were counting the wrong ballots.
Hundreds of volunteers spent most of Friday sorting through 32,000 overvotes and undervotes in the Senate race between incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson and Republican Gov. Rick Scott. Broward officials announced Friday night they had finished their manual recount.
On Saturday, the volunteers started sorting about 22,000 undervotes and overvotes in the contentious contest for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture.
That came to a grinding halt when lawyers found thousands of overlapping ballots which clearly showed a vote in the agriculture race but were fuzzy in the Senate race.
“It appears there may have been some ballots from yesterday mixed in with the ones for today,” Broward Canvassing Board Judge Deborah Carpenter-Toye told reporters.
Forty-seven manila envelopes from the Senate recount were mixed in with the envelopes distributed for the commissioner race.
Out of 67 counties in Florida, Broward County, always has trouble counting its votes during elections.
Earlier this week, Broward County missed the recount deadline by 2 minutes and it appears this was done purposely after Republican Senatorial candidate Rick Scott gained nearly 1,000 votes.
Since Broward County missed the deadline, their numbers from the initial count on Saturday will stand.
Thankfully Judicial Watch sent a team down to Florida to monitor the recount, which has a Sunday morning deadline.
Republican Rick Scott is set to be the winner of the Senatorial race in Florida–unless Snipes is able to magically produce tens of thousands of new votes for Bill Nelson.