Broward Finishes Ballot Recount Before State-Issued Deadline

Broward County has announced that it has finished recounting ballots for the Florida governor, U.S. Senate, and agriculture commissioner races ahead of the state-imposed Thursday afternoon deadline. 

County elections officials provided the update Thursday morning, mere hours before the state-mandated 3 p.m. deadline. 

Dozens of workers completed the time-consuming ballot-sorting process overnight, removing pages not needed for the recount.

As of Wednesday night, all that remained were ballots cast on the day of the election. 

The task was completed at about 4 a.m. Thursday, with 300 damaged mail-in and Election Day ballots left. 

Officials had said Wednesday that all ballot-counting machines were running smoothly and were being routinely cleaned to make sure there are no errors.

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