[Ed. – Well, sure. Palm Beach County pouted about having to get it done by the end of this week, so a judge gives them an extra 5 days to “find” more ballots.]
Election officials in Palm Beach County, Fla. will have an extra five days to complete a machine recount of votes in four closely contested races after a Leon County judge extended a key deadline for submitting election results to Nov. 20.
Under Florida law, the state Elections Canvassing Commission must certify election results no later than Nov. 20. The ruling is likely to delay that process, leaving Floridians wondering who their next senator, governor and agriculture commissioner will be.
The ruling, reported by The Palm Beach Post, came in a lawsuit filed by Jim Bonfiglio, a Democrat locked in tight contest for a state House seat. That lawsuit asked the judge to extend the deadline for vote reporting in his race against Republican Mike Caruso.