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At issue: more than 18,380 nonvotes -- called "undervotes" -- in Sarasota County, where numerous voters and a few poll workers complained the touch-screen voting machines failed to register votes.
November 2006 2006
There's already talk about what to do about the 15,000 or so so-called "undervotes" - ballots where there was a vote recorded by the optical scanners for President but not for the Senate race.
My best understanding is that the undervotes are a result of the ballot design.
SUSAN CANDIOTTI, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, the counting of those 9,000 so-called undervotes from Miami-Dade County began a couple of hours ago and is proceeding as we speak.
Back there behind these people who are standing in the way here, the Fort Lauderdale and Broward county elections officials are about to start holding up approximately 6,000 so-called undervotes, in which there was no vote recorded for president.
BOIES: No. That is a result of adding the so-called undervotes that were mentioned and the so-called overvotes that were mentioned.
We're talking -- pardon me, about 9,000 so-called undervotes from Miami-Dade County, which you recall, will trucked up the Florida Turnpike on a Ryder truck this past week.
Canvassing boards across the state of Florida have about 27 hours now to complete a hand count of so-called undervotes following yesterday's bombshell decision from the Florida State Supreme Court to review at least 43,000 ballots that could not be counted by machine.
O'CONNOR: Yes, he is, and you know, he's going to his ranch this afternoon, but another important point, Natalie, that the Bush campaign is wanting to point out on the so-called undervotes and they've been actually sending out e-mails on the subject just as the Gore campaign, you know, sends out e-mails on the facts they want presented.
A 4-3 decision yesterday by the Florida Supreme Court requires counties to manually inspect all the so-called undervotes, which are ballots that voting machines did not count.