12:17 p.m.: SOME COUNTIES MAY MISS RECOUNT DEADLINE (Tuesday)
As of Tuesday morning, it was unclear whether all of the state’s 67 counties would meet the 3 p.m. Thursday deadline to have ballots recounted.
Miami-Dade started its recount Saturday and by Monday was saying it was about halfway through the recount of the more than 800,000 ballots cast there, according to the Miami Herald.
In neighboring Broward County — where Republicans have been charging fraud, or at least incompetence — officials were still separating ballots. Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes said as of mid-morning Tuesday, some elections workers were beginning the machine recount process of the more than 700,000 ballots cast there.
In Palm Beach, Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher said the county’s 11-year-old tallying machines aren’t fast enough to complete the recount by Thursday. The county is doing the Senate race first and will then do the governor.
— John McCarthy, Florida Today