Pinellas canvassing board to tabulate 9,000 votes today
A day after the polls closed, Pinellas County still has votes to tabulate. The county's canvassing board will reconvene at 9 a.m. today to process more than 9,000 mail-in ballots received on Election Day, according to the Supervisor of Elections website. The ballots were among about 200,000 statewide that had yet to be counted. President Barack Obama, who won re-election on Tuesday, led Republican Mitt Romney by less than 47,000 votes in Florida, the lone state to not be decided by Election Day.Long lines at the polls and last-minute absentee ballots prevented votes from being counted in Pinellas and other counties. Miami-Dade elections officials said 18,000 uncounted absentee votes will be tallied today. Officials said the votes were absentee ballots that had been dropped off shortly before polls closed Tuesday evening, and elections workers still needed to verify the signatures and run the ballots through the voting machines.