Hillsborough County Florida Voting Problems (again)

On Election Day, large files from early voting machines couldn’t be uploaded to the server that counts the ballots because the program shut down before the task could be finished. That forced elections officials today to re-feed more than 80,000 ballots cast during the early voting period into dozens of scanners.

The delays drew heated critiques. U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor has joined two Democratic state senators, Arthenia Joyner and Charlie Justice, in asking state and federal officials to look into voting problems.

Castor, D-Tampa, wrote to the U.S. Department of Justice, saying Johnson “has not met his legal responsibilities.”

Joyner called the delay “more embarrassing by the hour” and asked Gov. Charlie Crist to intervene.

Johnson’s concession on Thursday disappointed Ferlita, who wanted a more detailed explanation about why things had gone awry. For a second member of the canvassing board, County Commissioner Kevin White, Johnson’s concession showed “a very proud man who was dealing with the agony of defeat.”

The canvassing board still must count about 3,700 provisional ballots today at 4 p.m.

All three members of the canvassing board, including County Judge James Dominguez, said they expect some legal action against Premier.

“Somebody will have to be held accountable,” he said.


Support Kathy Castor, Arthenia Joyner and Charlie Justice in assuring our right to vote.
Contact them the following way:

Kathy Castor – web site
Washington Office
317 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202)225-3376
Fax: (202)225-5652

Tampa Office
4144 N Armenia Ave
Suite 300
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: (813)871-2817
Fax: (813)871-2864

Office Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

To email Rep. Castor,  please click here

Arthenia Joyner – web site
District Office:
508 W. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Suite C
Tampa, FL 33603-3415
(813) 233-4277
Senate VOIP: 41800
FAX (813) 233-4280

Legislative Assistants:
Charlie Anderson, Sonya Pridgen and LaTasha McMillon

Tallahassee Office:
224 Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
(850) 487-5059
Senate VOIP: 5059
FAX (888) 263-7871

Email: joyner.arthenia.web@flsenate.gov


Charlie Justice – web site
District Office:
Gateway Executive Center
8601 Fourth Street North, Suite 100
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
(727) 217-7970
Senate VOIP: 41600
FAX (727) 217-7972
Statewide: 1-866-818-4190

Legislative Assistants:
Courtney Vandenberg, Bethany Linderman and Michael Haworth

Tallahassee Office:
308 Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
(850) 487-5075
Senate VOIP: 5075

Email: justice.charlie.web@flsenate.gov


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