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First manual recount ordered under new system

Florida Canvassing Commission members ordered the first manual recount today, in five circuit court seats, including Broward County's Circuit 17, Group 3 race between Bernard Isaac Bober, Pedro E. Dijols and Mardi Anne Levey.

The recounts will be the first since the state went to statewide optical scan machines on the Aug. 26 primary. The counties will run the optically scanned ballots through the machines again; the machines will sort the overvotes and undervotes and if the final total is still within one-fourth percentage point or less, the board authorizes the counties to conduct a manual recount.