Source: The Huffington Post
There was no sympathy from the state for Floridians who have reportedly waited as long as eight hours to vote early, prompting Florida Democrats to file an emergency lawsuit Sunday morning.
The suit, filed in Miami federal court, seeks extended voting hours because of “inadequate polling facilities.”
“The extraordinarily long lines deterred or prevented voters from waiting to vote,” the filing claims, according to the Miami Herald. “Some voters left the polling sites upon learning of the expected wait, and others refused to line up altogether. These long lines and extreme delays unduly and unjustifiably burdened the right to vote.”
Despite previous calls from prominent Democrats and Monroe County’s Republican Supervisor of Elections Harry Sawyer, Republican Governor Rick Scott has steadfastly refused to keep polls open beyond an 8-day early voting period that ended Saturday at 7 p.m. — or make that 1 a.m., when the last waiting voter in Miami-Dade was finally able to cast a ballot.
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