Judge Allows Accepting Some Rejected Votes in Florida as Senate Race Heads to Hand Recount | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Judge Allows Accepting Some Rejected Votes in Florida as Senate Race Heads to Hand Recount

A federal judge has allowed some Floridians who had their mail-in votes rejected to attest to their votes’ validity by 5 p.m. on Nov. 17 and have the votes counted.

U.S. District Judge Mark Walker ruled on Nov. 15 that some voters were denied the opportunity to validate, or cure, their rejected votes by the lawful deadline and thus deserve an exception.

These votes were rejected because the signatures on the ballots were determined by election officials to not match the voters’ signatures on record with the elections’ authorities.

Walker’s ruling came amid a machine recount of more than 8 million votes cast in Florida’s tight senator, governor, and agriculture commissioner races. The recount finished on Nov. 15, with candidates in the Senate and commissioner races separated by a margin of less than 0.25 percent, which triggers a hand recount. Only the commissioner race has a Democrat in the lead.

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