Broward County Finishes Counting Absentee Ballots, Only Palm Beach Left

Broward finished county the absentee ballots late Thursday night

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    Broward County finished counting absentee ballots, which leaves Palm Beach the lone outstanding county in Florida on Friday, an official said.

    Mary Cooney, public services director for the Broward Supervisor of Elections, said the absentee ballots were completed at 11:45 p.m. Thursday, but provisional ballots were still being counted.

    Chris Cate, spokesman for the Florida Department of State, said several counties are still going through provisional ballots. He said that 5 p.m. Thursday was the deadline for voters to bring in supporting documents to validate their provisional ballots.

    Check out each county's status here.

    As per statute, counties must in results over by noon Saturday, the fourth day after a general election.

    Florida remained the only undecided state on the electoral map.

    In South Florida, precincts faced scanner machine issues and long lines of voters, who stood, sometimes for hours, to cast their ballots. Some South Floridians were still in line in when NBC News called the race for President Obama.

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    "We are going to be evaluating what we can do better and also we are looking at ways that counties might also be able to serve voters better," Cate said.

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