On Saturday, Florida Pushes to Reinstate Sunday Early Voting… Many Today in 6 Hour Waiting Lines

By 9:30 at the Deltona Library on Saturday morning, the line had stretched around the adjacent restrooms and amphitheater for more than two hours as voters waited to take advantage of the last day of early voting in Volusia County.

In South Florida, even longer lines had formed. Some sites in Miami-Dade and Broward counties reported a wait time of about four hours; one Miami-Dade poll reported a six-hour wait….

Prompted by word of the long lines in some locations, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson on Saturday asked Gov. Rick Scott to extend early voting hours.

Nelson said he asked Scott to issue an emergency order extending early voting hours at least through Sunday. The governor has rejected earlier calls to extend early voting to help alleviate long lines at the polls.

In a letter Nelson’s office said he sent to Scott, Nelson wrote the governor should be “doing everything in your power to make sure everybody has the chance to vote, and that their vote is counted. Nelson wrote Scott is “allowing people to be turned away and jeopardizing the credibility of Florida’s election.”

Nelson said a precedent was set for extending the voting when Gov. Crist extended early voting hours statewide during the 2008 election. More than 3.5 million voters are estimated to have voted in Florida already, Nelson said.

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2 thoughts on “On Saturday, Florida Pushes to Reinstate Sunday Early Voting… Many Today in 6 Hour Waiting Lines

  1. Reblogged this on 2012 Spirit In Action and commented:
    One thing that has given me hope lately, not only about the election but about the future of our country is the incredible numbers of Americans standing in long lines to vote, getting absentee ballots and making sure they are counted. I see a lot of whining on the internet about how our votes don’t count and nothing we do matters but it seems that the real world living Americans are not buying this disnfo (otherwise known as horsepucky)

    It seems that Americans who are not rich enough to buy an election still believe their franchise means something and they intend to make sure it does.

    All the woo-woo aside the REAL reason the cabal are going out of power is that the PEOPLE are taking their power back.
    We don’t have to wait for aliens or military coups by the confused-we know that this land IS our land, not the corporations, not the 1%-We the People-Black, white, red, yellow and every mixture in between.
    They can go right on telling us we don’t matter but we KNOW we do.
    On Wednesday next, the haters and naysayers will know we do too!

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