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Florida judge sees no evidence of counting fraud

Posted: 12:21 PM, Nov 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-12 21:45:59Z
Florida judge sees no evidence of counting fraud

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) —  A Florida judge said he's seen no evidence of wrongdoing in the vote-counting in Broward County and urged all sides to "ramp down the rhetoric."

Circuit Chief Judge Jack Tuter said during an emergency hearing Monday that there is a need to reassure citizens that the integrity of the Florida recount is being protected.

To that point, he urged lawyers for Rick Scott and others representing the Republican and Democratic parties and their candidates as well as the Broward County elections office to agree on some minor additions in security, including the addition of three more law enforcement officers to keep an eye on things.

And the judge says that if anyone any evidence of voter fraud or irregularities, they should report it to law enforcement.