Hand Recount Set To Begin In Broward Senate, Ag Commissioner

One day after Broward County missed the midterm elections machine recount deadline by two minutes, hundreds of volunteers and officials are expected to be back at it Friday morning for the hand recount to decide two statewide races.

Ballot counting volunteers, as well as observers and lawyers from both the Republican and Democratic parties as well as the candidates involved, were lined up Friday up before the 7 a.m. scheduled start at the Broward Supervisor of Election’s office in Lauderhill.

The votes for the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Gov. Rick Scott will be counted on Friday.

The votes for Agriculture Commissioner between Democrat Nikki Fried and Republican Matt Caldwell will be counted on Saturday. Both results are due Sunday afternoon.

In addition, the county elections officials are trying to figure out why there was a 2,040 vote difference between the first results and the second results.

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