“Florida recount: Palm Beach County says it will probably miss deadline as judge gives voters time to fix ballots with signature issues”


“We were very close to the end, and our machines went down,” she said. Bucher estimated the county now only had a “slim chance” of completing its count for the Senate race on time and would not have recounted ballots in other races.

It was not clear how the missed deadline or the judge’s decision would affect the timing of recount, which was expected to move to a manual canvass Friday in the too-close-to-call Senate race, in which Gov. Rick Scott (R) leads Sen. Bill Nelson (D) by fewer than 13,000 votes.


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