Things in Florida have gotten quite pathetic with this mid-term. At first it seemed to be just two counties screwing with the election results, but now a third has joined the fray. Before the recount, we had Broward County continuing to get ballots after the deadline, with the election official refusing to be transparent about the whole process, i.e. where they came from and how many were left. And in Palm Beach County, you had an election official and her staff "fixing" ballots that were damaged or incorrectly filled out, when those are to be handled by a nonpartisan canvassing board. Fortunately, Rick Scott filed a lawsuit that pretty much stopped this in its tracks and we now have a recount going on.
Unfortunately, it seems that Dems are being sore losers in Florida, mucking up the recount process. In Broward County, election officials uploaded the machine recount total two minutes after the 3 PM deadline, voiding the results back to the initial count. This just so happened to erase a gain for Rick Scott of around 780 votes. In Palm Beach County, they missed the deadline, partly thanks to mechanical error. The only problem is that technicians for the machines witnessed election officials jamming papers clips in the Enter button on at least one of the scanners, which short circuited it. And the county I mentioned joining the fray, which was Hillsborough, refused to give its numbers on time because their were fewer votes this time around. My guess is that some were deemed invalid for the recount, so they took "a stand" for all votes to be counted. One that just so happened to take away 150 votes from Scott.
Now, we'll have to wait and see if we have any other fishy business that goes on during the manual count. Well, except we did have Broward County mixing some ballots meant for the Senate race in with the one for Commissioner. Fortunately, it seems they were caught just in time. Hopefully, that will be the last of it. And at least for the Governor's race, Gillum has decided to concede. For the second time.