Florida governor signs into law bill to speed up recounts

Florida governor signs into law bill to speed up recounts
Just days before Florida begins to reopen operations, Gov. Ron DeSantis will make a pair of stops across the state on Friday.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed into law a bill that allows local elections officials across the state to use a secondary system to speed up recounts and verify the accuracy of results.

DeSantis approved the voting systems measure to employ a statewide network used for recounts.

The law gives the supervisors of elections in the state’s 67 counties the option of employing auditing systems that are separate from the machines and software used for the initial ballot counts.

Critics said the new system had risks because it relies on digital images of the original paper ballots for recounts. 

Copyright Associated Press 2020. All rights reserved.