Fuzzy Math? Broward Early Vote Totals Off By 12 Votes


Uh-oh. Counting votes in Broward is never easy. Brenda Snipes’ Supervisor Elections Office released eary vote totals for January 21 and January 22, 2011. Dr. Snipes “Unofficial” count says 1,425 people voted in Broward county of the weekend.

But the report shows different numbers. On Saturday, 61 people voted at the Hollywood Branch Public Library. On Sunday the report lists 12 votes. But the totals column only reflects the 61 votes not 73. The incorrect total is used to come up with 1,425 votes.

If the 12 votes are added, the actual total is still a dismal 1,437 votes.

Sure it’s a simple clerical error, but given Broward’s electoral history you’d think Dr. Snipes would double-check things.

Brenda Snipes, a Broward Democrat, is up for re-election in November 2012.

UPDATE: The website has been changed to reflect correct amount


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