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The Announcement

Craig Waters, Spokesman for the Supreme Court of Florida announces the court's unanimous decision to overturn earlier court rulings that would not allow the hand-counted ballots in three Florida counties to be included in the state's final vote tally. Waters said the court considered the importance of individual votes to be more important than the deadline set by Katherine Harris, the Florida Secretary of State, that all ballots must have been tallied and the totals submitted to the state by Tuesday of last week.

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