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Broward Election Supervisor In Hot Water Over Releasing Poll Returns Early

Secretary of State Ken Detzner.
Florida Department of State
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Florida Department of State
Secretary of State Ken Detzner.
Secretary of State Ken Detzner.
Credit Florida Department of State / Florida Department of State
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Florida Department of State
Secretary of State Ken Detzner.

Broward County elections supervisor Brenda Snipes released the results of yesterday’s primary election about twenty minutes early.  Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner says that mistake could be costly.

“It’s unacceptable that the results were released prior to the polls closing,” Detzner said Tuesday night.  “We have referred this breach to the state attorney and to the sheriff of Broward County.”

Releasing results early constitutes a third degree felony, punishable by up to $5,000 in fines and even time in jail.

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Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.
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