Saturday, November 03, 2012

Sen. Bill Nelson's Letter to Gov. Rick Scott

Sen. Bill Nelson wrote to to Gov. Rick Scott and asked him to extend early voting. Scott has already said that early voting will end today.

Nov. 3, 2012

The Honorable Rick Scott Office of the Governor The Capitol 400 South Monroe St. Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Dear Gov. Scott:

Reports are that early voting has reached record levels and that long lines have formed at many of the early voting sites.

Combined with too few polling locations and a lack of adequate parking at many of them, an untold number of Floridians may be deprived of an opportunity to vote.

You should be doing everything in your power to make sure everybody has the chance to vote, and that their vote is counted. Instead, Gov. Scott, you are allowing people to be turned away and jeopardizing the credibility of Florida’s election.

You should act in the interest of all Floridians to be able to cast their ballot and not for partisan reasons to suppress the vote.

To ensure the maximum participation in this election and to provide the means for every citizen to vote and have their vote counted, I request that you issue an executive order extending early voting hours at least through Sunday.

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