Originally published at: https://www.hannity.com/media-room/historic-headache-florida-officials-order-first-ever-statewide-hand-recount/
Florida’s Secretary of State took an unprecedented move Thursday night to solve the midterm election mayhem; demanding a full state-wide “hand recount” for the first time in Florida’s history.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Secretary of State Ken Detzner ordered the manual recount after a five-day machine recount of over 8 million votes was plagued with mechanical failures, “irregularities,” and claims of fraud.
“Following a five-day machine recount of the more than 8.3 million votes cast in the Nov. 6 elections, Secretary of State Ken Detzner ordered hand recounts Thursday afternoon in the race between U.S. Sen Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott, and also the race for agriculture commissioner between Nicole ‘Nikki’ Fried and Matt Caldwell,” writes the Times.
Florida law demands that all races that fall within half of one percentage point be recounted.
The Sunshine State’s 67 counties now have three additional days to manually recount every vote; enlisting thousands of volunteers to handle the load and reach the new deadline.
Read the full report at the Tampa Bay Times.