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Broward County Finishes Recounts, Certifies Election Results

Caitie Switalski Muñoz
Ballot counting teams in the Lauderhill elections equipment warehouse get ready to begin manually recounting the Hallandale Beach and Davie races Thursday afternoon.

Elections workers in Lauderhill finished recounting a judicial race by hand Friday afternoon. Just before 5 p.m. the canvassing board certified the official results of the entire 2020 general election in the county.

After a week of recounts, officials in Broward County have certified the results of the 2020 general election.

Friday was the countywide manual recount of a judicial race. Nearly 177,000 ballots were reviewed by hand, by teams of election workers and observers at the county's voting equipment center in Lauderhill.

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Once the recount was finished, attorney George Odom Jr. unseated incumbent Judge Dennis Bailey.

In other manual recounts of local races, Anabelle Lima-Taub won a city commission race in Hallandale Beach by just nine votes.

And in Davie, a question about taking language out of the town charter flipped from the ’no' votes in the lead to the 'yes' votes winning by 13 votes.

Head here to see the full official results of the 2020 general election in Broward County.

Caitie Muñoz, formerly Switalski, produces WLRN's midday public affairs program, Sundial weekdays at 1 and 8 p.m. Prior to transitioning to production, Caitie covered news and stories concerning quality of life in Broward County and its municipalities for WLRN News for four years.