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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:23 AM

Almost 1K ballots found in Broward elections warehouse

LAUDERHILL, Fla. (WSVN) -- Nearly a thousand ballots that were not included in Florida's final count have been found in a warehouse in Broward County.

Tuesday morning and into the night, there was a buzz of activity at the Voting Equipment Center in Lauderhill, a week after the general election. There was a recount going on for two commission seats that were too close to call, one in Hallandale Beach and another in Dania Beach. Workers had to count those votes manually.

Also keeping elections officials busy is the fact that 963 filled ballots were found in a warehouse. The supervisor of elections, Dr. Brenda Snipes, said this happens all the time, especially when dealing with paper ballots. Her department is not the only one to have seen more ballots added to the final number after the election, and they have until Nov. 18 to certify all the votes.

Snipes noted that it is a routine thing to look for these kind of mishaps after election night and she is just glad that they are now being tallied into that final count.




http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/politics/21009052826783/almost-1k-ballots-found-in-broward-elections-warehouse/#ixzz2CDNhP7Kx

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RandySF Nov 2012 OP
BeyondGeography Nov 2012 #1
chemp Nov 2012 #2
louslobbs Nov 2012 #3
Wellstone ruled Nov 2012 #4
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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:26 AM

1. Backwards

One of these centuries, we'll have modern elections in this country.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:40 AM

2. Those ballots bundled in my trunk....

Labeled "for shredding"...

Dr. Brenda Snipes, said this happens all the time, especially when dealing with paper ballots.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:08 PM

3. I'd trust a flock of Snipes with our election system before I'd trust Dr. Snipes and her "this

happens all the time" crap.........it shouldn't Dr. Snipes.....finding ballots in warehouses, trunks, dumpsters and other places after the election, doesn't exactly give one a sense of trust in what you are doing to make sure the vote is counted fairly......where is the chain of command, who put those ballots there, were they filled out by voters, are there more ballots hiding out in other places just waiting to be found? This might happen all the time, but the question is, why is it happening all the time and why do you think that this is perfectly normal when processing election results?
Lou

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:09 PM

4. There has to be a National

voting standards law or rule,of some sort,in order to put a end to all this bullcrap.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:21 PM

5. That's really "Old School".

 

They've amassed a serious bag of tricks.

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