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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:38 PM

Ballots still being counted in Miami-Dade [View all]

Source: Miami Herald

Ballots still being counted in Miami-Dade

By JAY WEAVER AND DAVID OVALLE
dovalle@Miamiherald.com


Voters were in line at 4am to vote at precinct 797 at fire station # 56 at 16250 SW 72 Street in Miami-Dade County during the 2012 General Election Tuesday,
November 6, 2012. About 125 voters were in line by 7am when the polls opened. At the precinct 26 machines were open to vote.

With the presidential race settled but Florida still too close to call, Miami-Dade was still waiting Wednesday night for final results.

On Wednesday evening, elections workers continued feeding thousands of pages of ballots into scanning machines — and they were not expected to finish until later in the night, leaving a much-mocked blank spot on the long decided electoral map.

Earlier in the day, the county said 20,000 absentee ballots still needed to be counted. The office of Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez issued a news release insisting that the "unprecedented length of the ballot" represents “over 100,000 pages that need to be reviewed and verified, one by one.”

"This in no way is representative of any issues or delays, but a matter of unprecedented volume," the release said, noting that the county’s canvassing board is continuing to examine suspect absentee ballots.

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