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BREAKING: Florida vote tally deadline arrives. Broward Submits total, watch live.

Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes submitted her resignation on Sunday. (Photo by Joe Skipper/Getty Images)

The noon deadline has arrived and passed for counties in Florida to submit their unofficial vote totals from Tuesday's election, and hotly disputed Broward county, which has been even more of a circus on Saturday than it already was, did not make the cut.

Palm Beach Post reporter Lulu Ramadan captured some of the chaos inside the Broward County elections office a short time ago. Police are posted at the entrances to the building, and outside, protesters and supporters hold signs and chant as the results, challenged by Republicans, subject to lawsuit, and top of the news, are supposed to be undergoing tally and review.

Already at issue today are some illegal votes that were mixed in with legal votes awaiting tally, and in the chaotic meeting Republicans directly challenged the board on those ballots, with little success.

With about thirty minutes to go to the deadline, county officials claimed they would have "99.997%" of votes tallied and ready to submit at noon, but that about 25 pages (not ballots) were remaining to be reviewed. The board then inexplicably took a recess with only 25 minutes until the deadline.

When noon passed, no news came out of the office, nor from the state, nor has the board website updated its totals to reflect the "99.997%" of the total which they reportedly agreed to submit.

This is a developing story, and will be updated.


UPDATE 2: Snipes will not be answering reporters' questions.

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