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  •  yes, although getting manual counts is hard (1+ / 0-)
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    Here is a story from 2008 about manual recounts. "Manual recounts out in close elections" is a slight overstatement, but that's kind of where Florida is.

    Florida also has sort of a brain-dead auditing law, as the story mentions. Basically they randomly select one contest in each county and hand-count a 1% sample. If there are large discrepancies... well, maybe you can file an election challenge. A statewide contest might be audited in a few counties, depending on what else is on the ballot around the state. Kind of a mess.

    Don't get me wrong -- I think having the paper is a big win, and the manual review of uncounted ballots in very-close elections is a good provision. But I'd like to see Florida take the next step.

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