Florida’s 2018 recount is over, but the work to restore the public’s confidence has just started.
Political combatants didn’t hold their fire in Florida’s midterm elections, unleashing a barrage of unsupported allegations of voter fraud and conspiracy theories.
Vote-counting stumbles — from overheated machines to misplaced ballots — only added more distrust as election workers scrambled to complete recounts in three statewide races.
The ensuing chaos could be only a preview of what’s to come in two years when President Donald Trump faces re-election. Trump has touted false claims that millions of illegal votes were cast in the 2016 presidential election.