Canvassing Board chair Judge Betsy Benson, left, and board member Judge Deborah Carpenter-Toye, right, show political lawyers one of the ballots that
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Broward County elections officials show lawyers one of the ballots that was damaged during the recount that will need to be duplicated and then recounted.

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