A ballot counting snafu changed the outcome of at least one race in Tuesday’s primary election and left critics questioning how things were being run at the Broward Supervisor of Elections Office.
Fred Bellis, a spokesman for Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes, said Wednesday that nothing was amiss.
But several observers noticed the numbers weren’t adding up on the elections website, with a marked discrepancy between voter turnout and number of votes cast.
“There was a 9,000 difference — voter turnout was higher than votes cast,” said Jason Blank, an attorney representing a judicial candidate who was losing Tuesday night and winning by Wednesday afternoon. “It raised some flags and some concern.”