March 11, 2011

Recount!

I really didn't expect to be posting this photo.  And, yet, here it is.  There's nothing like an election recount in Florida!  On Tuesday, three Sarasota city commission district races were held.  One was decided.  One will have a runoff in May.  And, one will have a recount this morning.  In the recount race, just 14 votes separate the two candidates.  By state law, there has to be a recount if there's less than one-half of one percentage point between the top vote getters....so, the recount is on.  Don't expect to hear about dangling chads, hanging chads or pregnant chads, though.  Punch ballots cards are no longer used here. 

8 comments:

Kathy said...

Oh, no! Not hanging chads again I hope!

cieldequimper said...

This never fails to amaze me!

We are: clamco said...

Hanging chads...ugh! I often wonder how different things would be in our country today had Al Gore become president back then.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Iconic Florida! I think we'll be seeing more of this kind of thing in the future.

Lois said...

Recount is a dirty word up here in the capital!

Jack said...

Interesting how often just a few votes make the difference. When our civics teachers told us every vote counts, they were right.

Farmchick said...

I certainly didn't think I would be seeing this again in Florida!

Birdman said...

Hahahaha! Hangin' chads... not a great memory of Florida, I bet.