The Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections says there were more than 18-thousand undervotes in the District 13 Congressional race. That means people who voted in other races, neglected to vote in the race between Democrat Christine Jennings and Republican Vern Buchanan. Buchanan leads the race by just 368 votes. Jennings says her supporters had trouble with the touch-screen electronic voting machines.
“Sarasota voters have been victimized by not having their vote count. I hope my opponent agrees that the most important thing is to make sure that every vote throughout the district is counted and counted accurately”
Since the race is so close, state law mandates a recount. That must be completed by November 18. There are also 200 provisional ballots yet to be approved. The Buchanan campaign remains confident their candidate will come out the winner in the end.
Wednesday, 08 November 2006 00:00
Dist 13Written by WGCU Newsroom