MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The November’s Election Day has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean ballots still aren’t being counted.
Miami-Dade County election workers are still counting absentee ballots, but with all precincts reporting in with their totals it appears President Obama easily won Miami-Dade County.
It’s no surprise that it took so long to tally all the votes. The last voter cast their ballot at midnight and the final precinct reported to the county at 1:30 a.m. The county reported their final precinct totals to the state around 3 a.m.
Election workers scrambled to collect absentee ballots just before 7 p.m. deadline at Miami-Dade Elections Headquarters. Because it was not a precinct, the law required them to stop accepting ballots at seven on the dot even though a long line of people were waiting to vote absentee in person.
Deputy Supervisor of Elections Christina White said they are very optimistic that they will be finished counting the absentee ballots by Wednesday afternoon...
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