Florida recount chugs along as more irregularities surface
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s election recount of its Senate and governor’s races is chugging along as more irregularities are uncovered.
Bay County revealed Monday that it had allowed some hurricane-displaced voters to cast their ballots by email — a violation of state law.
Manatee County had to restart its recount after getting about a quarter finished because someone forgot to push a button.
And in oft-criticized Broward County, additional sheriff’s deputies were sent to guard ballots and voting machines. A judge said no Republican who has publicly alleged fraud in Broward’s process has filed a criminal complaint. That list includes President Donald Trump and Gov. Rick Scott.
Scott’s Senate contest against Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson is one race being recounted. Republican Ron DeSantis is leading Andrew Gillum in the governor race.