Teacher in Broward County Florida says she just found a locked box of ballots
According to Sun Sentinel: Teacher Lakeisha Sorey says she discovered a locked ballot box at Sunshine Elementary School in Miramar.
Sorey said she found the box about 3 p.m. Thursday, in the same area where voting had been held, and knew not to meddle with it.
I didnt want to touch it, Sorey said.
Her discovery came as several statewide races hang in the balance, with elections officials in Broward and Palm Beach counties still counting votes on Thursday.
Seeking help, Sorey phoned her friend, State Rep. Shevrin Jones, D-West Park, a close confidante of gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum.
Jones said he called the Broward Supervisor of Elections Office, and a woman there told him the box was probably full of blank ballots. If thats the case, Jones is questioning why the box is locked.
Jones said he was not sure whether anyone from the Elections Office was planning to head to the school Thursday night to retrieve the box.
Hes worried the box might contain ballots that are not being counted, Jones said.
I was shocked about it, he said. I dont think youd lock up extra ballot paper. Im hoping someone will at least go verify and make sure there are no ballots inside the box.
A spokesman from the elections office could not be reached for comment Thursday.
State law requires a recount if the race is closer than 0.5 percent, and it appears a recount may be required for several races, including that of governor, U.S. Senate and state agriculture commissioner.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
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