No, there are no hanging chads or butterfly ballots this time. Not even any major glitches. And unlike 2000, there won’t be a recount where the future of the country hangs in the balance.
But with record turnout – more than 70 percent – local elections supervisors are still trying to tally absentee and provisional ballots that could push the Florida outcome one way or the other.
As of Thursday morning, four counties – Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Duval—were still counting ballots.
“We are trying to work as fast as we can,” Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher said Wednesday.