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Palm Beach Recount Suspended

Tuesday, 14 November 2000 12:00 AM

Circuit Judge Terry Lewis is also considering whether to extend a 5 p.m. deadline for recounts. A decision is expected Tuesday.

The Palm Beach County Canvassing Board voted 2-1 to suspend a recount, scheduled to begin at 7 a.m., after receiving an opinion from Republican Secretary of State Katherine Harris that a hand recount is not required unless there is something mechanically wrong with the equipment.

After the vote, they received an opinion from Democratic state Attorney General Bob Butterworth saying that it does not have to be a mechanical problem, but simply errors in the count.

The next meeting of the canvassing board was set for 4 p.m. EST Tuesday.

In Broward County, election officials also voted 2-1 Monday night against a hand count, based on the Harris decision. The Gore campaign immediately sent a team of lawyers to begin a legal challenge in circuit court.

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