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Fri Nov 16, 2018, 01:05 PM

Broward volunteers finish manual recount of Senate race at lightning speed

Source: The Miami Herald

Even with a late start to the morning, volunteers for Broward County finished the manual recount for the U.S. senate race Friday in under two hours — before the catered lunch even arrived.

Broward County Canvassing Board Attorney René Harrod announced the volunteers were done for the day at 10 a.m. Many will return Saturday to count the Agricultural Commission race and Sunday to count a local commission race.

While officials have given no official count or estimate on the number of under and over votes counted Friday, numbers reported to the state indicate there were about 32,000 in Broward.

Broward County’s lightning speed on counting the vote appears to be due to the hundreds of volunteers at work, as well as a large amount of undervotes — votes for neither senate candidate.

Read more: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/broward/article221762800.html

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Reply Broward volunteers finish manual recount of Senate race at lightning speed (Original post)
Jose Garcia Nov 2018 OP
Bfd Nov 2018 #1
certainot Nov 2018 #7
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Nov 2018 #15
OnlinePoker Nov 2018 #17
Crutchez_CuiBono Nov 2018 #2
MichMan Nov 2018 #3
Baitball Blogger Nov 2018 #4
bluestarone Nov 2018 #11
mahina Nov 2018 #14
Demsrule86 Nov 2018 #27
Cetacea Nov 2018 #5
appalachiablue Nov 2018 #6
MichMan Nov 2018 #8
appalachiablue Nov 2018 #9
LanternWaste Nov 2018 #12
MichMan Nov 2018 #21
Dr Hobbitstein Nov 2018 #18
MichMan Nov 2018 #20
Dr Hobbitstein Nov 2018 #24
appalachiablue Nov 2018 #22
MichMan Nov 2018 #23
FBaggins Nov 2018 #26
Power 2 the People Nov 2018 #10
LenaBaby61 Nov 2018 #13
mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2018 #16
OnlinePoker Nov 2018 #19
Pisces Nov 2018 #25

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 01:09 PM

1. Proves that paper ballots are the fair & efficient method of voting

 

Good for the many volunteers!

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Response to Bfd (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 01:49 PM

7. always was. in 2000 they used the chads situation to push for electronic voting machines and

of course republicans made those......

1500 radio stations screamed about human (dem) inefficiency and corruption, hanging chads and bullshat about how inefficient and fraud prone they were ('democrat' operatives stealing elections, etc), how bad the old machines were, and how new electronic machines would be cheaper and safer and more accurate. that morphed into blaming dems for using 'illegal' immigrants to vote dem to pass their voter suppression legislation, and now they're screaming about dems stealing more elections again.

another great success for the invisible talk radio megaphone

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Response to Bfd (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 02:30 PM

15. That's how Canada does it.

OTTAWA — As the potential for cyberattacks to undermine the democratic process becomes alarmingly clear, Canadians can take some comfort in the fact that national elections in this country are still conducted the old-fashioned way.

Canada is not immune to cybermischief aimed at suppressing the number of people who vote or manipulating how they vote. But once ballots are cast, not even the most sophisticated cyberattack could tamper with the results.

That’s because Canada still relies on paper ballots, hand-marked by voters and hand-counted by officials in some 25,000 different polling stations across the country, under the watchful eye of scrutineers from each of the major political parties.

https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/paper-ballots-protect-against-hacks-but-other-election-cyberthreats-loom

Without electronics, whatever will Steve Kornacki do?

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 03:21 PM

17. In most Canadian elections, there is only one question on a ballot.

From my understanding of U.S. elections, there could be State Reps, Congressional Reps, Governors, Senators, Judges, DAs, Presidents, Propositions, etc. Hand counting all of these from one ballot sheet would be a nightmare.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 01:14 PM

2. People aren't inept. Even if the gop say we all are under a million+ threshold

in earnings per year. Poll workers are some wonderful people. They 'carry the mail', and count the votes for all of us. Year after year. Id like to see more citizens getting medals. ALOT more citizens getting medals.
Firefighters in CA would be good candidates. We need a new category of medal...a medal for the rest of us.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 01:15 PM

3. Sounds like many voters just skipped the Senate race

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Response to MichMan (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 01:26 PM

4. Not good news for us.

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Response to MichMan (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 02:09 PM

11. Sounds like it BUT

How the hell can DEMS. NOT know what's The most IMPORTANT part of voting????? THIS is BEYOND crazy in my mind!!!!!

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Response to MichMan (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 02:27 PM

14. Bit only in blue Broward County.

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Response to MichMan (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 17, 2018, 10:06 PM

27. hand recount ahead may be errors.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 01:26 PM

5. Senate Race was buried in bottom left corner beneath instructions.

Last edited Fri Nov 16, 2018, 08:52 PM - Edit history (1)

A design like that is a major fail in ballot designing. But the GOP election machine will likely remain for for more years.

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Response to Cetacea (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 01:31 PM

6. Fail in design and likely intentional. How did that ever pass.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 01:53 PM

8. Ask Brenda Snipes?

It was her responsibility. Surprised you would accuse an elected Democrat and POC of intentionally sabotaging Bill Nelson.

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Response to MichMan (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 02:02 PM

9. CNN asked about that, she said it was ok. Pffft..

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Response to MichMan (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 02:10 PM

12. Almost as surprising as a knee-jerk defense...

As if people believe that merely having a (D) automatically denies anything other than righteous intent.

No... not surprising at all.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 07:00 PM

21. I don't accuse people on our side of intentionally subverting elections to help RW win.

Brenda Snipes can be blamed for poor judgement and perhaps lack of competence, but to accuse her of intentionally sabotaging Bill Nelson's Senate race with the ballot design is out of line.

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Response to MichMan (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 03:23 PM

18. She was appointed by Jeb Bush, NOT elected (initially).

 

And she's proven to be absolutely incompetent MANY times over.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brenda_Snipes#Career

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 05:32 PM

20. How many times has she been re elected?

Apparently the voters of Broward County are pleased with her

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Response to MichMan (Reply #20)

Sat Nov 17, 2018, 11:53 AM

24. Go figure, people voting against their best interests.

 

She’s a lousy SoE and needs to be removed. Incompetence should not be rewarded, regardless of what letter follows their name.

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Response to MichMan (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 07:24 PM

22. It's a lousy design flaw, however it happened. I didn't accuse her,

even know who she is, or that she designed the ballot or had any oversight until you said, 'ask Brenda Snipes.' And as I wrote, I recall her being asked about it in general by the media and that's all.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #22)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 07:40 PM

23. Well you did say it was likely intentional

That is why I replied the way I did

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Response to MichMan (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 17, 2018, 05:30 PM

26. It wouldn't just be her fault

The campaigns have an opportunity to see the ballot design well in advance and could have protested.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 02:05 PM

10. +1

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Response to Cetacea (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 02:17 PM

13. A design like that is a major fail in ballot designing.

It sure is.

A friend lives in Florida, and he told me that the ballot was a piece of shit designed ballot, and that was even before this latest kerfuffel went down. I our new, larger postage-paid paper ballots here in California. You don't have to go searching for major office holders, ballot initiatives, judges or local races/ballot initiatives because every 'like thing' is on the same page TOGETHER, and the type on the pages is LARGE so you can SEE who/what you're voting for. But then again, this is a Navy Blue state, and while we're not perfect, we've pretty much done away with those racist, vile, cheating, treasonous thuglicans here in California

Poor Florida. Stuck with a should be in jail Senator and a DeRacist Governor who are going to continue running that state into the ground until Dem leadership takes over, and that will ONLY come via voting but the vote there is rigged in various ways starting with a crazy-designed ballot

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 02:39 PM

16. Bad ballot design led to a lot of undervotes for Nelson in Broward, possibly costing him his seat.

Dave Weigel Retweeted

Bad ballot design led to a lot of undervotes for Bill Nelson in Broward Co., possibly even enough to cost him his Senate seat. They do appear to be real undervotes, though, instead of tabulation errors. He doesn't really seem to have a path to victory.


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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 03:25 PM

19. Of course Scott now wants the recounted numbers

It padded his totals by 700 votes. I thought, according to his team, these recounts were the Democrats trying to steal the election.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2018, 04:05 PM

25. Brenda Snipes incompetence required her immediate resignation. The ballot design, late number

Posting, plus past inadequacies call for her immediate removal. I do not understand how that ballot design was approved. She is either incompetent or working for Republicans. Both will require her resignation.

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