Fla. Gov. willing to consider election changes
Fla. Gov. Rick Scott says he will review long lines, complaints about cut in early voting
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he's willing to look at whether changes are needed to make voting go smoother in Florida.
Scott came under a barrage of criticism after he refused to use his emergency powers to extend the number of days of early voting. The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature last year cut back the number of early voting.
In some counties voters stood in lines for hours before being able to vote and in some instance voters did not cast a ballot until after midnight.
Scott said he will sit down with state election officials soon to discuss ways to improve the election.
The Republican governor, however, sidestepped questions about whether the win by President Barack Obama means he could be in danger when he seeks re-election in 2014.
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