Florida Democrats file suit to extend early voting period
November 4th, 2012
12:24 PM ET
1 year ago

Florida Democrats file suit to extend early voting period

CNN – Florida Democrats have asked a federal judge to order an immediate extension of early voting hours, citing "unprecedented voter turnout," especially in the southern part of the state.

The lawsuit filed Sunday in Miami seeks an emergency injunction to give voters a greater opportunity to cast ballots in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties. Early voting in the state had ended Saturday.

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  1. Darla (Edmonton, Canada)

    OK, America ... one of the things to do before the 2016 election ... clean-up your voting and election system!!! It is ridiculous that this type of situation is happening ... for God sake, third world countries do a better job at organizing and ensuring voting rights than you guys!!!

    November 4, 2012 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  2. B.

    What the Republican controlled states have done to REPRESS votes by known potential Democratic voters is one of the most egregious and un-American efforts by the GOP to have happened since Jim Crow days!

    The Republicans will pay a price for this unconscionable tactic and should be prosecuted for criminal actions for tampering with the National Election process.

    Outrageous !

    November 4, 2012 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  3. vic , nashville ,tn

    Shame on you Gov. Rick Scott

    November 4, 2012 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  4. it must be said

    Why are Democrats always trying to disregard and break laws to gain advantages? All of these people can still vote on Tuesday! THAT is election day! All this early voting BS just opens the process up to more and more fraud and legal BS like this. Democrats want to turn an election process of integrity and legitimacy into a 6 month drive thru ID-less voter fraud fiesta. They will turn this country into a Banana Republic if they have their way. We are halfway there already.

    November 4, 2012 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  5. Thomas

    Rick Scott is the worst !

    Why not place fake bombs around voting centers .

    November 4, 2012 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  6. Ray E. (Georgia)

    Each County in every state has an election board that takes care of an election. Some places everything works well. Others may not work as well. People get what the vote for. It is all local.

    November 4, 2012 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  7. Barry O'Neil

    They knew when early voting was to occur and they sti will have the ability to vote Tuesday. I hope the judge throws out this suit.

    November 4, 2012 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  8. Woman In California

    Unfortunately, I don't think democrats are going to win this one and in the end, Florida will once AGAIN be stolen by republicans. Thank you to ALL the Obama voters, (and democratic voters in general), who turned out in record numbers and long lines, to keep this thug Willard out of the WhiteHouse and into the unemployment lines, where he belongs.

    God Bless America by KEEPING President Obama leading the way.

    November 4, 2012 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  9. Expat American

    REPUBLICAN Voter Suppression and Fraud in FL.
    Hello, Y2K, where have you been. We've missed you.

    November 4, 2012 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  10. CanadaONE

    yes – Americans are becoming less democratic and are failing to ensure people's basic rights

    November 4, 2012 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  11. GI Joe

    It's always a republcan state, and they always have a republican governor. Hmmmm - there's a pattern going on here.

    November 4, 2012 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |