Lawsuit filed to force Palm Beach to count dimpled ballots
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (CNN) -- The Florida Democratic Party has filed suit in Palm Beach County Circuit Court in a bid to force the county's canvassing board to count votes under a "dimple test."
Dimpled ballots are those with a slight indention, where the chad were
not punched through completely. The lawsuit was filed late Monday.
The canvassing board originally counted dimpled ballots, but then reconsidered their guidelines and decided dimpled ballots should not be counted.In a test recount Saturday, observers determined that if dimpled ballots were counted, both Vice President Al Gore and Gov. George W. Bush would receive several hundred additional votes.
Democrats have demanded a recount in four counties, including Palm Beach, while Republicans have opposed the manual recount, saying it is arbitrary. Dimpled ballots are those with a slight indention, where the chad were not punched through completely.
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