AP Explains: Workers try to decipher intent in hand recount


November 18, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sometimes voters put a check next to a candidate's name instead of filling in an oval that a voting machine can read. Other times, they mistake the abbreviation for "Republican Party" with the abbreviation for "Reform Party" and pick both in the same race. Some voters just cast blank ballots.

On Friday, workers in elections offices across Florida examined ballots that weren't recorded by voting machines to try to figure out what voters intended. The outcome could determine the winner of the U.S. Senate race where Republican Gov. Rick Scott led incumbent Democratic Sen...

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