|Published:||Feb 04, 2014 11:34 AM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 04, 2014 12:46 PM EST|
CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A major review is underway at the Supervisor of Election's office. Former Cape Coral Mayor John Sullivan wants to know if early voting ballots from last fall's election were miscounted.
Sullivan lost the election to newcomer Marni Sawicki and filed a lawsuit for a re-count.
Sullivan and about 20 other people are looking at each of the 3,000 early voting ballots, to make sure they were counted correctly. The teams are not allowed to touch the ballots, and aren't even allowed to speak. Workers from the Supervisor of Elections office are showing each ballot to each person, so this could take a long time to get through.
Sharon Harrington, the Supervisor of Elections for Lee County, said Sullivan won the general election and absentee ballots, but lost in early voting, and that's why he's reviewing them today.
Sullivan wants a re-count because he lost by 121 votes to Mayor Marni Sawicki. He said today's review is in preparation for a court hearing on the 12th and 13th about getting a re-count.