Thousands of mailed ballots in Florida were not counted

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida officials say thousands of mailed ballots were not counted because they were delivered too late to state election offices.

The Department of State late last week informed a federal judge that 6,670 ballots were mailed ahead of the Nov. 6 election but were not counted because they were not received by Election Day. The tally prepared by state officials includes totals from 65 of Florida’s 67 counties. The two counties yet to report their totals are Palm Beach, a Democratic stronghold in south Florida, and Polk in central Florida.

Three statewide Florida races, including the contest for governor, went to state-mandated recounts because the margins were so close.

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NRA, Trump Campaign Illegally Coordinated Election Ads, Charges FEC Complaint

A watchdog organization and a gun control advocacy group have filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission accusing the National Rifle Association and the Trump campaign of illegally coordinating ads to influence the presidential election. The collusion amounted to an unreported and illegal multimillion-dollar contribution to massively amplify the media reach of the Trump campaign, according to the complaint.

“There is reason to believe that the NRA … made illegal, unreported and excessive in-kind contributions to Donald J. Trump for President Inc. in the form of coordinated communications,” states the complaint filed Friday by the Campaign Legal Center and the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

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