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Gayle in MD
11-09-2012, 02:01 PM
<span style='font-size: 14pt'>Rick Scott On Decision Not To Extend Early Voting: 'The Right Thing Happened' </span>


Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) is standing by his decision not to extend early voting hours, despite the fact that some voters said they waited as long as nine hours to cast a ballot.

"Well I'm very comfortable that the right thing happened," he told WXMG Orlando while speaking with reporters on Thursday night. "We had 4.4 million people vote."

The WXMG reporter tried to follow up again and ask whether hours should have been extended, but a member of Scott's staff appeared to end the press conference. When Scott was asked again while walking with reporters, he repeated his answer.

A major reason for Florida's chaotic early voting process was that last year, the state's GOP-controlled legislature shortened early voting days from 14 to eight. Long lines were reported across the state, with one polling place closing as late as 1 a.m. Sunday morning. In a sudden move, the Miami-Dade elections department allowed voters to cast in-person absentee ballots on Sunday afternoon, but closed temporarily because it could not meet demand.

Former Gov. Charlie Crist, a Republican-turned-independent, accused Scott of "voter suppression" for refusing to extend early voting hours, and said Scott should have extended hours like he did in 2008 when he was governor.

Things weren't any better on Election Day, as people waited in lines for up to six hours in Miami-Dade County. Voting ended in the county at around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.

As of Friday afternoon, Florida still has not been called for President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, though Obama has a slight lead in votes. Romney conceded the state on Thursday.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/09...hp_ref=politics (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/09/rick-scott-early-voting_n_2101566.html?1352483868&utm_hp_ref=politics)


<span style="color: #990000">Repiglican Poor Loser/Denier Story Number 2! </span>

Soflasnapper
11-11-2012, 05:09 PM
I predict now that Gov. Scott will be taken out of office in the mid-term election result. Possibly in a primary challenge.

That guy is simply unacceptable.

His legislature put 12 Constitutional amendments on the ballot, running it out to 4 or 5 pages of ballot, and heavily contributed to the stupidly long waits at the polls. That, and of course, chopping early voting nearly in half (after his original plan to end all early voting was roundly quashed).

What a disgrace to this state.

eg8r
11-11-2012, 08:53 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">That guy is simply unacceptable. </div></div>I don't think I have met a single Floridian that likes him or thinks he has done a very good job. I am sure the Rep primaries are going to be quite lively next time around and Scott can kiss that job good bye.

eg8r

Gayle in MD
11-12-2012, 07:29 AM
I suspect we are going to see loads of losses among State Republican Governors, and legislators, in the mid-term election.

I don't think Walker will win, either. And a lot of the Repiglican racist/moisogynists in the south, are going to lose, as well.

G.

Qtec
11-12-2012, 07:50 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">That guy is simply unacceptable. </div></div>I don't think I have met a single Floridian that likes him or thinks he has done a very good job. I am sure the Rep primaries are going to be quite lively next time around and Scott can kiss that job good bye.

eg8r </div></div>

<span style='font-size: 23pt'>Didn't I tell you what a slime-ball he is? </span>The guy should be in jail.

Q

eg8r
11-12-2012, 09:24 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Didn't I tell you what a slime-ball he is?</div></div>Did you post this in bold on purpose? Trouble paying attention? I was here then and knew all I needed to know about Scott to know I did not like him. I like some of his ideas and I dislike even more.

eg8r