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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:09 PM

Teacher in Broward County Florida says she just found a locked box of ballots

Teacher in Broward County Florida says she just found a locked box of ballots
According to Sun Sentinel: Teacher Lakeisha Sorey says she discovered a locked ballot box at Sunshine Elementary School in Miramar.

Sorey said she found the box about 3 p.m. Thursday, in the same area where voting had been held, and knew not to meddle with it.

I didnt want to touch it, Sorey said.

Her discovery came as several statewide races hang in the balance, with elections officials in Broward and Palm Beach counties still counting votes on Thursday.

Seeking help, Sorey phoned her friend, State Rep. Shevrin Jones, D-West Park, a close confidante of gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum.

Jones said he called the Broward Supervisor of Elections Office, and a woman there told him the box was probably full of blank ballots. If thats the case, Jones is questioning why the box is locked.
Jones said he was not sure whether anyone from the Elections Office was planning to head to the school Thursday night to retrieve the box.

Hes worried the box might contain ballots that are not being counted, Jones said.

I was shocked about it, he said. I dont think youd lock up extra ballot paper. Im hoping someone will at least go verify and make sure there are no ballots inside the box.

A spokesman from the elections office could not be reached for comment Thursday.

State law requires a recount if the race is closer than 0.5 percent, and it appears a recount may be required for several races, including that of governor, U.S. Senate and state agriculture commissioner.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.


https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/fl-ne-ballots-found-box-broward-20181108-story.html

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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:15 PM

1. Great - Who can we trust with that box now?

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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:10 PM

2. Oooops, THAT box

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:47 PM

3. "I don't think you'd lock up extra ballot paper."

You can be damn certain that unused ballots are locked up. In Minnesota, they go into the locked compartment of the ballot counter, which stays at the polling place to be picked up by city workers the next day. The key went me to city hall. The picture I saw of the box in this story was a silly ass insecure tote. I transported the cast ballots to city hall from the precinct. There are multiple printed paper tapes with the election results, a USB jump drive with the results, and the results are transmitted wirelessly before the ballot counter is turned off.

The box in this story said provisional ballots, so they would not have been tabulated, if it contained cast ballots. This needs to be investigated.

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