Palm Beach elections

Susan Bucher To Supporters, Protesters: ‘I’m Not Ready To Give Up’

Jan 22, 2019
Associated Press

The ousted Supervisor of Elections for Palm Beach County said she will fight the suspension handed down Friday by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Surrounded by Democrats chanting “Bring Back Bucher” and “Bring Back Susan,” Susan Bucher said Monday she’ll fight to keep her position as Palm Beach County’s supervisor of elections.

Associated Press

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday suspended Susan Bucher as Palm Beach County's supervisor of elections, abruptly ending the tenure of the elections chief under criticism for her handling of last year’s midterm election recounts.

Associated Press

With election workers in most of Florida’s 67 counties wrapping up their recounts on Sunday, Palm Beach was preparing to continue counting votes past Thanksgiving — and possibly Christmas.

Lily Oppenheimer / WLRN News

The telenovela that is the Palm Beach County recount continued to unfold Thursday inside the Supervisor of Elections Office. Overheated and old machines, a lack of sleep for workers and last-minute vote discrepancies were to blame.

When asked by reporters about the looming deadline for the state recount, Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher told reporters that the “likelihood is slim” that the county will finish by 3 p.m. 

George Bennett / Palm Beach Post

A 3 p.m. Thursday deadline looms over Palm Beach County, which has experienced issues to finish its recount. Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher said Wednesday she's entered "prayer mode" to make it on time.

AP

It’s going to be a marathon for South Florida voters this general election. They’ll run into a long ballot: several candidates for state and local office, a dozen proposed constitutional amendments and all the local referenda.

Emily Michot / Miami Herald

With the start of early voting less than a week away, South Florida election supervisors are concerned this year’s ballots could overwhelm people and result in voters ignoring contentious referendum questions at the voting booth.