Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Flip Flop Alert: Rick Scott Now Supports Early Voting

Gov. Rick Scott's interview with Soledad O'Brien did not go well. In addition to getting hammered for dodging questions on gun control, Scott was asked about Florida's restrictive voting laws. Scott is suddenly a fan of extended early voting.

The outcome of these decisions was quite obvious. Florida, which four years earlier was a model for efficiency, became once again a late-night TV joke,” Crist said pushing for national standards on voting laws and longer early voting days.

“People are frustrated in our state,” Scott told CNN’s Soledad O’Brien Wednesday. Scott said changes in size of polling locations, length of ballots and the number of early voting days are needed.

“I complied with the law. We had an election bill that was passed my first year in office by the legislature, it was approved by the Justice Department,” he said. “But we do need change.”

Scott's flip flop has nothing to do with a love for the Democratic process. The latest Quinnipiac poll finds 52 percent of Florida voters believe Scott deserve a second term. Former Gov. Charlie Crist has been hammering Scott on early voting. This doesn't mean Scott intends to change the early voting laws. Scott realizes he is vulnerable on the issue.

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