It looks like the funny business over the election in Florida isn’t quite over yet.
Florida was ordered to do a recount in three races – that for Senate, governor and the agriculture commissioner because the votes were close enough to trigger a recount.
But now Palm Beach, one of the counties already found to have not been complying with the law to provide information is saying they can’t comply with the timeline.
“It’s impossible,” said Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher in response to CNN asking if officials would be able to finish the full recount on time.
The prediction came as a rare point of agreement between Democrats and Republicans in the state, who have engaged in a tense fight since Tuesday’s election brought tight margins in statewide races.
Sarah Revell, the communications director for the Florida Department of State, just told CNN’s Ana Cabrera that if a county does not submit its results by deadline, “then the results on file at that time take their place.”
Whatever they have submitted by the deadline then becomes the official number, even if they still have votes to count.
So how is it they can’t meet the deadline but other counties can?
What’s so messed up about Broward and Palm Beach that they can’t comply with the law?
The Palm Beach County election supervisor Susan Buchar had already come under question for how she dealt with the overvotes, undervotes and damaged votes. When questioned about her failure to properly comply with the law, she appeared to claim Republicans were being racist. She was called out on it by Sen. Marco Rubio.
Buchar also tried to ban media from filming the canvassers counting votes which media has done for decades. She even threatened some of them with arrests.
People were not buying it.
This seriously needs to be resolved not just for this election but so this doesn’t happen again in the future.