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Provisional, Absentee Ballots May Hang Up Florida

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According to the Miami Herald’s election blog, all Florida counties have until noon Thursday to submit final unofficial counts, which will involve reviewing for accuracy and tallying 80,000+ absentee ballots and an unknown number of provisional ballots. Provisional ballots are being cast for the first time and the rules for counting them are unclear.

” On Tuesday, the board reviewed 88 provisional ballots cast during early voting, approving 15 and rejecting the rest [83%] for reasons ranging from voters who were not registered or improperly registered to voters with felony records whose voting rights had not been restored.”

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