Statements about Elections

Says Rick Scott’s proposal for election reform "only mandates 48 hours of early voting."

Says his elections proposal would allow "a potential of 168 hours (of early voting), which I think is the most we’ve ever had."

"I sponsored the amendment that expanded the hours of early voting so that people who have irregular work schedules could vote."

November 2012 was "a record year of turnout. More people voted before Election Day using absentee ballots and voting early than ever before in our history."

The Broward Republican Executive Committee "had the liberal League of Women Voters Guide removed from the Broward Supervisor of Election's website."

A precinct in the Allen West-Patrick Murphy recount has "7 registered voters in Guatemalan community and the tally showed 900 voted!!!!!"

Says Jeb Bush "extended early voting" after seeing "long lines."

"13,000 Floridians are able to vote -- but their governor won't tell them."

As Florida secretary of state, Kurt Browning "allowed 1,800 illegal voters to register in Florida."

Gov. Rick Scott "tried to kick 180,000 people off the voter rolls."

"Every one of the 67 supervisors of elections" in Florida refused to carry out the effort to remove noncitizens from the voter rolls.

In 2008, "33.2 percent of those who voted early on the last Sunday before Election Day were African-American, while 23.6 percent were Hispanic."

Under Florida’s voting law, a requirement to turn in voter registrations within 48 hours "makes it impossible to meet the deadline if you’re working right to the end of the week."

Florida election officials’ requests to some residents to submit proof of citizenship is a "backdoor poll tax."

"In the 2000 Florida election, at least 1,100 eligible voters were wrongly dropped from voting rolls in an attempt to purge a list of felons. Many of those who were dropped showed up to vote and were told they could not."

"More than 250 (voter registration) groups, ranging across the entire political spectrum, have filed with the state and are registering voters right now."

"Seniors will see $500 billion in Medicare cuts to fund Obamacare."

"It's the first time in the nation this many members have been drawn (by a Legislature) into the same districts where it wasn't a court order."

"Before this law, any group could go out anywhere, register voters, sit on the voter registration forms for unlimited amount of time."

"Richard Hayne, president and CEO of Urban Outfitters … (is) a supporter of Rick Santorum and donated over $13,000 to him."

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