We should increase the penalties for voter fraud. Automatic life without parole on second offense. First offense should be $250,000 fine and 10 years. This way we can continue to support the private prison complex and ensure the right people are actually in prison.
Whether she is incompetent or outright cheating, she has done it before. How the hell did she still have this job after her previous screw ups/fraud? I think she should be investigated and made an example of if found guilty. Voting is too important to allow people like this to be in charge of it. Surely Dems like Pokey would agree
Judge calls Florida 'laughingstock of the world,' gives voters more time to fix ballots
U.S. District Judge Mark Walker made the comments during a hearing to extend the deadline to finish counting votes in Palm Beach County.
Election workers place ballots into electronic counting machines on Nov. 11, 2018, at the Broward Supervisor of Elections office in Lauderhill, Florida.Joe Cavaretta / AP
Nov. 15, 2018 / 11:00 AM CST
By Allan Smith and Ali Vitali
A federal judge blasted Florida legislators and election officials during a Thursday hearing to extend the recount deadline in Palm Beach County, saying the state is "the laughingstock of the world election after election and we chose not to fix this."
U.S. District Judge Mark Walker pointed to the state's history of tight votes — something that has come under the microscope in the years following the 2000 recount in the presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore — and noted that Palm Beach County wasn't proactive in preparing for another such recount.
Broward County Erases GOP Vote Gains, ‘Missed’ Recount Deadline by 2 Minutes
Florida Republicans Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis would have increased their margins of victory Thursday if Broward County did not narrowly miss the 3 p.m. deadline to submit machine recount results for the state’s midterm elections.
The recount would have increased DeSantis’s lead over Democrat Andrew Gillum in the race for governor by 755 votes, while Scott’s lead could have been lifted by 779 votes. “We uploaded to the state two minutes late so the state has chosen not to use our machine recount results and they are going to use the first unofficial results as our second unofficial results,” said Elections worker Joe D’Alessandro. “There was a co-mingling of ballots and that we did not correctly handle the ballot.”
Conservative critics alleged that Broward election officials completed the recount in time but may have purposely submitted the results too late to keep the official tally narrower, in favor of the Democratic candidates.
Media should not be uncritically amplifying this fairy tale that BROWARD - which had results 15 minutes before the deadline - just totally accidentally submitted two minutes late and whoops too bad 779 net votes for Rick Scott were lost.
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Which recount? The one where Rick Scott gained votes in heavily Democrat counties Hillsborough and Broward and officials purposely turned it in late so it wouldn’t count? That one? #hacks The Daily Beast
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And we've got manual recounts in the Florida Senate and ag commish races, as expected. Margins:
Senate -- Scott leads Nelson by 12,603 votes or .15%
Ag Commish -- Fried leads Caldwell by 5,307 votes or .06%
Gov race stands with DeSantis leading Gillum by 33,683 votes or .41% 12/
In today's case of believe-it-or-not, Broward's recount results were filed 2 minutes late to the state's website and so they did not count. They finished on time but the data did not transmit in time due to unfamiliarity with the state website. 13/
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The county’s Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes snapped at reporters Tuesday, assuring them that Broward would not miss the deadline. “We will complete the recount,” she vowed. “There has never been a deadline we have missed.”
Election offices across Florida will now hold a hand count at a bare minimum of almost 54,000 ballots in the U.S. Senate race. A survey of 64 of Florida’s 67 counties put the number of overvotes and undervotes Thursday evening at 53,769 ballots in the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Nelson and Scott.
In an overvote, a voter picks more than one choice for the same race. With an undervote, the voter doesn’t pick a choice in a race. Florida’s secretary of state has ordered a manual recount in the state’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race. Department of State spokeswoman Sarah Revell said in a news release Thursday evening that unofficial returns from a machine recount had triggered a second recount in the Senate race and the state agriculture commissioner’s race.
The release said the results of the manual recounts are due by noon Sunday. Unofficial recount results on the secretary of state’s website show Republican Gov. Rick Scott with a .15 percentage point lead over Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. State law requires a hand recount of races with margins of 0.25 percentage points or less.
Counties have until Sunday to inspect the ballots that did not record a vote when put through the machines. Those ballots are re-examined to see whether the voter skipped the race or marked the ballot in a way that the machines cannot read but can be deciphered.
The county’s Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes snapped at reporters Tuesday, assuring them that Broward would not miss the deadline. “We will complete the recount,” she vowed. “There has never been a deadline we have not missed.”