October 21st, 2008
11:20 AM ET
13 years ago

Florida hopes optical scan machines avoid recount repeat

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/POLITICS/10/21/florida.vote.count/art.woman.training.gi.jpg caption="Poll workers in Miami-Dade County, Florida, train on the optical scan voting system."]
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Florida (CNN) - As Election Day approaches, Brad Merriman does a lot of praying.

"Our motto right now is we're gonna plan for a recount and pray that we don't have one," he said jokingly.

Merriman, a county administrator, was brought in to oversee the upcoming general election after a botched judicial election this August in Palm Beach County, Florida.

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