Total Votes Cast Outnumbers Voter Turnout in Florida
Florida is reporting more votes in the presidential election than it is reporting citizens that turned out to vote. Adding all the presidential race votes reported by the Florida Department of State here yields a total of 7,588,422 votes. The Florida Department of State reports here that voter turnout totalled only 7,350,900. That's a difference of 237,522. 3.1% of Florida's presidential votes were in excess of the number of voters in the election. 380,952 votes separate the President and John Kerry in Florida.
If we disregard the votes cast on the Model 100s and the Optech 3P Eagles, the difference between Bush and Kerry drops to 124,514. The votes cast on the Model 100s and the Optech 3P Eagles in conjunction with votes that cannot be tied to voters may have elected George W. Bush.
The 13 counties that report more votes than voters delivered 39.4% of the votes cast in Florida. These are the 13 counties:
|County||Total Votes Cast||% Total Votes Cast||Turnout||Turnout-Total Votes Cast|
I was racking my brain trying to figure out why the total in this instance was -268,159, and realized that that number will be changed by all the voters who turned out and did not cast a vote for President.
Zero voters reportedly turned out in Hernando county, and that can't be right. Even if Hernando is not suspicious, around 200,000 votes in Florida are suspect.