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LAUDERHILL (CBSMiami) – Since Sunday morning, Broward elections workers have been sorting ballots to find the first page of each one.
That means the state mandated machine recount of three key statewide races have not started.
“We will meet the deadline,” Supervisor of Elections Dr. Brenda Snipes said.
Snipes spoke publicly for the first time in days while the canvassing board was in a brief recess.
She told journalists she is confident results will be submitted to the state by the Thursday afternoon deadline.
One candidate spoke in Boynton Beach Monday night.
Democrat Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Gillum withdrew his concession speech Sunday. Since then, he has been echoing the same messages in several speeches.
“For all those people who voted for me, for all those people who didn’t, let their votes count too. Every last single one of them,” he said. “We are simply saying let our votes count.”
Outside the elections office in Lauderhill, protestors have been showing up ahead of the recount.
At times, many are clashing. Monday, there were two who had similar ideas.
“I want to see that every vote, that every vote is counted legally,” Republican Supporter Philip Ang said.
“At the end of the day, let them count. Whoever wins will win. May the best man win,” Democrat Supporter Herbert Waters said.
The elections office in Broward continues to be in the national spotlight.
Without evidence, President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Rick Scott have claimed election fraud.
Scott has also sued Snipes over the handling of the election.
On Monday, Snipes admittedly publicly there have been problems.
“There have been issues that did not go the way we wanted. So, we can call it a mistake. We can call it whatever we want,” Snipes said.
Also on Monday, the Florida Attorney General’s Office and Florida Department of Law Enforcement released a joint statement. It read, in part:
“We are actively engaged in monitoring processes for potential criminal activity. There are procedures in place to address fraud or other criminal misconduct associated with any election in Florida.”
The statement went on.
“As allegations are received, FDLE will continue to vet and review those that may be indicative of criminal activity. “
This comes just a day after Bondi sent a letter to the FDLE stating she was troubled that an investigation had not been opened following allegations of wrongdoing.