Manatee County officially certified it’s elections results Sunday morning ahead of the state’s noon deadline. The county had one of the highest turnouts in Florida, with more than 67 percent of registered voters casting a ballot.
The court-ordered manual ballot recount has been wrapped up in Manatee County. Supervisor of Elections Mike Bennett said the team finished at about 5:30 p.m. Friday afternoon, nearly 24 hours before the Saturday deadline. Results will be certified Sunday morning.
Florida Sen. Bill Nelson has sued Bay County Supervisor of Elections Mark Andersen to stop vote-by-mail ballots received via email or fax from displaced hurricane victims from being counted in the machine recount.
With Florida’s deadline to finish re-entering ballots into scanners as part of the machine recount for three statewide races approaching, almost all counties are finished. Palm Beach is still working to meet the deadline.
Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Mike Bennett finished the machine recount ordered in the governor, U.S. Senator and commissioner of agriculture races of the 2018 election with time to spare on Wednesday night.
Another day of the 2018 election recount is underway in Manatee County. The first day was troubled with a machine mishap caused by human error, when someone forgot to press a button on the counting machines.
The Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Office began the ordered statewide recount of the governor, U.S. Senator and commissioner of agriculture races Monday, but had to start over due to a machine issue.
In Washington state’s closest House race, Republican Dino Rossi is attempting to tar his Democratic opponent Kim Schrier as a supporter of steep gasoline taxes, because of her support for a carbon fee initiative.
Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk made famous by her refusal to sign marriage licenses for gay couples, lost Tuesday in her reelection bid for the Rowan County clerkship, to Democrat Elwood Caudill Jr.