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Schumer: Election Supervisors in Florida Should Have All the Time They Need

"That means that supervisors of the elections should have all the time they need to count every Floridians' ballot."

By NTK Staff | 11.13.2018 @4:00pm

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said during a press conference Tuesday that election supervisors in Florida should have “all the time they need” to conduct the recount, even if that means the recount goes past the Sunday deadline.

“Right now, the state of Florida has a Sunday deadline for the hand recount. This rule stems from the 2000 Bush v. Gore recount and was put in place because the recount in 2000 was in danger of taking so long that the Electoral College would meet without knowing Florida’s results,” Schumer said.

“Fortunately, with a Senate race, there is no Electoral College. That means that supervisors of the elections should have all the time they need to count every Floridians’ ballot to make sure the candidate with the most votes is actually seated in January, even if the vote count goes beyond Sunday,” Schumer said.

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