As Twitchy reported earlier, Palm Beach County has been granted a five-day extension on its recount, so it might be December before we know who won in Florida.

That leaves more time for lawsuits, too. Now Sen. Bill Nelson is suing to block Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner’s office from rejecting ballots that were “unconventionally marked.” Are we back into hanging chad territory? It’s looking that way.

The Hill reports:

Sen. Bill Nelson’s (D-Fla.) campaign filed a lawsuit on Tuesday seeking to bar Florida’s top elections official from rejecting unconventionally marked ballots.

The lawsuit argues that Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner’s office could reject ballots on which a voter may have marked a selection in more than one way.

Such ballots may appear as overvotes or undervotes — ballots on which a voters’ selections either exceed or fall below the maximum number of selections allowed — in vote-counting machines and therefore may have been overlooked by county election officials.

The Nelson campaign’s lawsuit asks a judge to ensure that such ballots are counted should the Senate race go to a hand recount.

So is this one of those deals like in 2000 where someone has to interpret for whom the voter meant to cast his ballot?



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