And editorial in the New York Times has accused Florida Republicans of efforts to “confuse, mislead or intimidate voters.”
” Some South Florida voters waited as long as seven hours to cast a ballot on Saturday. The Miami Herald reported that, in Miami-Dade, the last voter wasn’t checked in until 1 a.m. An untold number of people left the queues without voting at all.”
The Florida Democratic Party has filed a federal lawsuit to extend early voting hours. According to the lawsuit, three counties have “inadequate polling facilities” and that “long lines and extreme delays unduly and unjustifiably burdened the right to vote.” In Miami-Dade county early voting was shut down after only two hours and then latter re-opened.
Republican former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman perhaps said it best, “I don’t know what went on in Florida, but I do have to say that in this day and age, it’s inexcusable that in this country, we have anything like this going on. I’ve led delegations around the world to watch voting and this is the kind of thing you expect in a third-world country, not in the United States of America.”