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Omaha company sending voting machines to Florida to help with recount

November 12, 2018

An Omaha company is sending vote-counting machines and other resources to Florida to help with the recountsthere.

Election Systems & Software has deployed 15 additional high speed scanners, 12 technicians and 33 support associates to Florida to help with the recount, according to Kathy Rogers, ES&S senior vice president of Government Relations.

The company also sent spare parts for voting machines.

Floridians cast some 8.3 million ballots in the election, and the deadline to recount them is Thursday afternoon.

Florida is recounting votes for the U.S. Senate race between Bill Nelson, the incumbent Democrat, and Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican.

Floridians cast some 8.3 million ballots in the election, and the deadline to recount them is Thursday afternoon.

Florida is recounting votes in the U.S. Senate race between Bill Nelson, the incumbent Democrat, and Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican.

It is also recounting votes in the race to replace Scott as governor. Democrat Andrew Gillum and Republican Ron DeSantis are vying for that office.

Rogers said the ES&S help desk is running in “full support mode” for the duration of the recount.

“Our folks will work around the clock right along with the Florida election officials,” she said.

The company is one of the main national suppliers of electronic voting equipment.

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