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Crist Weights in on PBC Voting Fiasco

September 11th, 2008 by flanews

Governor Charlie Crist said he wont call for a special election to solve the Palm Beach County voting fiasco. A recount in a county judicial race turned up 3,500 fewer votes than the original tally. Some think the votes may have been accidentally thrown away. One candidate asked the governor for a special election. Crist said he considered it but thinks a judge should make the final decision.

I reviewed it with out General Council. My opinion is that the people of Palm Beach County did their duty. They voted. They showed up. So I want to respect the vote that they took. I understand there will be a difference of opinion between the two candidates. It seems to me a tryer of fact will be best to find out what the facts are and that would be a judge, said Crist.

The losing candidate in the race is suing the Florida Elections Canvassing Commission, the Secretary of State, and the Division of Elections.

Posted in Charlie Crist, Elections, State News, Voting | 1 Comment »

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