Florida orders first ever statewide hand-recounts as legal fights continue

Florida orders first ever statewide hand-recounts as legal fights continue, by David Smiley.

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. …

Now, the canvassing boards and teams of at least two volunteers — with at least one Republican and one Democrat on each team — will pore over thousands of ballots and report back to Detzner.

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