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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:39 PM

As Florida recounts loom, Broward County results reveal questionable voting patterns

As a Broward county voter - I am just pulling my hair out at this point!!!

Broward County had unusual vote discrepancies for the stateís most high profile races, raising new questions as officials on Thursday continued to count votes amid the possibility of multiple recounts, a South Florida Sun Sentinel analysis of voting patterns reveals.

Of the Broward ballots already counted, more than 24,700 people voted for a governor candidate but didnít vote for a candidate for U.S. Senate, according to county results. The Sun Sentinel found similar discrepancies in other statewide races, where the vote tallies suggest that thousands of voters made the unlikely choice to vote on lower-profile races and bypass the Senate race ó a marquee race and the first one on the ballot.

This unusual pattern appears in no other Florida county.

In other Florida counties, the tallies reflect patterns that would be expected, with more voters weighing in on the Senate race than in statewide races of lesser stature.

Not so in Broward, where current vote tallies show that thousands more voters cast ballots for the chief financial officer, agriculture commissioner and attorney general races in the county than they did for the Senate race. (read more)

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/fl-ne-election-broward-unusual-total-20181108-story.html

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FM123 Thursday OP
northoftheborder Thursday #1
ananda Thursday #2
iluvtennis Thursday #15
Alhena Thursday #3
W_HAMILTON Thursday #5
Sunsky Thursday #6
FM123 Thursday #23
lostnfound Thursday #10
Merlot Thursday #12
BaileyBill Thursday #4
okwmember Thursday #9
LisaL Thursday #11
LisaL Thursday #19
sunonmars Thursday #7
Quixote1818 Thursday #8
Tom Rivers Thursday #13
sharedvalues Thursday #18
voteearlyvoteoften Thursday #14
LisaL Thursday #17
NoMoreRepugs Thursday #16
NBachers Thursday #20
Renew Deal Thursday #21
Hassin Bin Sober Thursday #22
tandem5 Thursday #24

Response to FM123 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:40 PM

1. I agree that looks peculiar.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:40 PM

2. Definitely smells like a rotten fish!

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Response to ananda (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:28 PM

15. Exactly

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:45 PM

3. It was fraud in the ballot design, but a recount won't help that

I've read that the 24th district had an unopposed Congressional race which led to a blank spot on the ballot that other districts didn't have. The Senate race was below the blank space. So people who would have voted Dem. just didn't see the Senate race.

It's an outrage, but it's not an outrage that a recount will help.

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Response to Alhena (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:47 PM

5. A hand recount will determine the validity of that excuse.

And it sounds like a hand recount is what Nelson will be getting.

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Response to Alhena (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:58 PM

6. I call BS

My in-laws and a few friends voted in that district, not one missed the Senate race. My parents voted in the 20th district in which their US house rep ran unopposed also, and there was no issue there as well. Democrats despise Rick Scott and made sure to vote against him. This is fishy but what do you expect from a once Jeb Bush appointed SOE.

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Response to Sunsky (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:41 PM

23. I call BS too.

I am a Broward Democrat - there are 593,560 of us registered in this county and when we opened that ballot we could not wait to bubble in the circles for Senator Nelson & Mayor Gillum!

There was no way we would have left it blank because we couldn't find it because of poor design. I don't buy that all those Dems who voted Blue all the way up and down the 5 page ballot would have left Senator Nelson blank. Gillum and Nelson were who we came there for!!!

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Response to Alhena (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:17 PM

10. it Affected all types including absentee. Nt

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Response to Alhena (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:36 PM

12. Most people would notice if an important office wasn't on their ballot.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:45 PM

4. Is there a paper back-up in Florida voting?

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Response to BaileyBill (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:13 PM

9. Yes

The ballots are paper ballots in Broward County that you fill in the bubbles. However with looming recounts, understand that the automatic recount that comes when totals are within .50 percent is a machine count. A manual recount only occurs if the difference is within .25 percent. Last check Gillum was w/i the .50 percent threshold. We're waiting to see if Nelson gets close enough for the .25 manual recount.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:40 PM

19. He is now at 0.22 per update to the article so should be getting manual recount.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:59 PM

7. Sounds like someone was flipping or deleting votes.

Wanna bet they were all Dem ballots.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:01 PM

8. Democratic congress needs to investigate this big time!

If shit was pulled people need to go to jail!

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:43 PM

13. Florida screws us again

With their insane ballot designs. Why are there ALWAYS problems in that state?

Dems and indies there and in other states need to work together on getting progressive voting reform Measures and Propositions on the ballot like the ones that just got passed in Michigan.

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Response to Tom Rivers (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:40 PM

18. Because GOP election officials cheat to win. Nm

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 06:58 PM

14. So the scanner didn't read them right

And if re scanned with good machine the votes may reappear!
We fill in the bubbles then slide into scan machine. So if machine not calibrated or tweaked in some way the votes might be on the ballots
Just not scanned by the machine. Maybe S Florida will redeem themselves. We can only hope! Thank goodness for the lawyers 😎

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Response to voteearlyvoteoften (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:39 PM

17. Nelson should be getting manual recount as he is now below 0.25 % difference.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:33 PM

16. The ghost of Katherine Harris reappears.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:45 PM

20. Gee, this is a real head-scratcher.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:05 PM

21. It's hard to argue that the governors race was lower profile than the Senate race

But it is interesting if those votes all went one way. It's more interesting if they came from a very small area.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:07 PM

22. I smell a rat

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:43 PM

24. Oh god the Florida 2000 undervotes have returned!

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