Three Florida counties missed the 3 PM recount deadline Thursday, including Broward County.
Broward County missed the recount deadline by 2 minutes and it appears this was done purposely after Republican Senatorial candidate Rick Scott gained nearly 1,000 votes.
Earlier Thursday, Rick Scott called on his opponent Democrat Bill Nelson to concede after gaining nearly 1,000 votes in the recount.
“With the statewide machine recount finished, our margin of victory has increased by nearly 1000 votes. @SenBillNelson, it’s time to admit this race is over,” Rick Scott said.
Since Broward County missed the deadline, their numbers from the initial count on Saturday will stand.
Palm Beach County also failed to meet the deadline so their numbers will also reflect Saturday’s vote count.
Shortly after the 3 PM deadline passed, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner ordered hand recounts for both the Senatorial race and seat for Agricultural Commissioner.
Thankfully Judicial Watch sent a team down to Florida to monitor the recount.
Judicial Watch reported that Broward County finished their recount on time but conveniently uploaded their results two minutes after the clock ran out…strange.
On a day when a federal judge said Florida is the “laughingstock of the world election after election,” all but three of the state’s 67 counties met the recount deadline. Hillsborough and Palm Beach counties failed to complete machine recounts of their midterm election ballots by the 3 p.m. Thursday deadline and Broward missed it by just two minutes. A Judicial Watch investigative team is on the ground monitoring the debacle in south Florida and attorneys were present in Broward until the recount was completed just minutes before the clock ran out. However, the county uploaded the results two minutes too late which means the state will likely stick to the original tallies submitted on Saturday.