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To: smoothsailing
This isn't over. Florida law provides for any candidate or voter to contest the results of an election. But not until the counting is complete and results certified to the state. That is what the judge was saying- under the law, he dos not have the power to order a recount until after certification.

This afternoon, they will count the overseas ballots- I think they said there are only 5 or 6 to count which were received after election day. That is noticed for 3pm.
The canvassing board (County Commission Chairman, Circuit court judge, and Supervisor of elections)has the ability to decide to count all the early ballots after that, of they choose. If not, they can certify the results, and West and the voters can file a contest, and present their evidence for a recount.

That is the law. The ballots will remain impounded.

24 posted on 11/16/2012 12:10:01 PM PST by Goldwater Girl
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To: Goldwater Girl

Well stated, and my understanding as well. Besides, as conservatives we’re opposed to activist judges, aren’t we?

Plus there’s this:




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following item shall be added to the
agenda for the November 16, 2102 meeting of the St. Lucie County Canvassing
Board to be held in the office of the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections,
Orange Blossom Business Center, 4132 Okeechobee Road, Fort Pierce, Florida:

A.1. Consideration of the retabulation of any or all early voting ballots
cast for the November 6, 2012 General Election.

The Additions item will be heard at 4:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as may be

27 posted on 11/16/2012 12:16:53 PM PST by smoothsailing
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