Gov. Scott blamed for early voting issues in Florida
Over the weekend, Florida voters waited in long lines because Gov. Rick Scott refused to to budge and extend the early voting hours. We're taking a closer look at this interesting story from the Current community. Check it out and add your two cents:
Submitted by letsliveinpeace
Early voting is supposed to be convenient for those who can't take time off on Election Day; however, for many Florida residents, voters waited up to nine hours to vote and many were turned away. Last year, Gov. Scott and the Republican-controlled legislature cut the number of early voting days from 14 to eight.
"I'm focused on making sure that we have fair, honest elections," said Scott. "One thing to know, these early voting days and on Election Day, if you're there by the time the polls close, you get to vote."
The Florida Democratic Party filed a federal lawsuit to force the state government to extend early voting hours in South Florida.
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The community responds to the voting nightmare in Florida:
northernexpat: "Scott doesn't want a fair and honest election. He wants to make sure that Romney wins come hell or high water. I hope with all the shenanigans that the GOP have perpetrated this election season it is remembered, because if they are allowed to stay in power the end result will be fewer and fewer people having the right to vote."
MSII: "More right-wing-corporate-FASCISM at it's most obvious. BUY-to-win, LIE-to-win, or just plain STEAL the elections any way you can!"
chew_chew: "Is Mr Scott still not in prison?"
jim_b: "Florida Democrats need to hit the polls at midnight Tuesday morning. Make the baggers wait in the sun all day."
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