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Palm Beach County

A Florida court has ruled that Palm Beach County,Florida must considered so-called "dimpled" ballots in its manual recountfrom the November 7th election. NPR's Wade Goodwyn reports that the countyhad stopped counting while it waited for the court's decision on thestandards for counting partially punched ballots. The county canvassingboard rules say at least one corner of a chad must be dislodged for a ballotto count. But Democrats argued to Circuit Court Judge Jorge Labarga (sayGeorge) that the ballots where there is an indentation next to a candidatesname, even if it is not completely punched through, should also count.

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