Early voting results: Early Voters in Florida Endures Long Lines (Video)

By on Nov 6, 2012 in International, Politics, United States, World Comments

Early voting results in Florida may be affected because of the long lines experienced by early voters who waited for hours under the heat of the sun on Monday, November 5, 2012. Some of the early voters who will not be able to cast their ballot will be forced to return on Election Day on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

As reported earlier, US President Barack Obama currently leads over Republican candidate Mitt Romney in early voting results in Florida for the 2012 US Presidential elections.

The long queue of early voters was reportedly the result of the refusal of Republican governor, Rick Scott, to extend early voting hours.

In a statement, Scott said that the long lines in early voting means “People are getting out to vote. That’s what’s very good.” While refusing to extend early voting hours, Scott insists that he is “focused on making sure that we have fair, honest elections. One thing to know, these early voting days and on Election Day, if you’re there by the time the polls close, you get to vote.”

Reports say that early voters waited for about three to four hours before they can cast a ballot.

On Sunday, November 4, early voters were reportedly allowed to personally cast absentee ballots between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. but it was immediately stopped after only two hours due to heavy influx of voters.

Early voters who were locked out on Sunday reportedly were heard shouting “We want to vote!”

Some observers say that the long lines in Florida was due to the shortened number of early voting days from 14 to eight.

Musicians entertain early voters in Florida
Video Credit: Huffington Post

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