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Fri Oct 28, 2016, 08:24 AM Oct 2016

Judge fears 25,000 voters won't be eligible for Nov. 8 election [View all]

Source: Tampa Bay Times

TALLAHASSEE — A federal judge is demanding an explanation from state officials at a hearing today about a backlog in the number of newly registered voters who haven't been verified in time so they can vote in Florida's election.

U.S. District Judge Mark Walker has been tracking the number of unverified applicants, which on Thursday was nearly 25,000 out of 125,000 who registered during a weeklong extension the judge granted after Hurricane Matthew this month.

"It appears that the amount of voters being processed each day has slowed dramatically," Walker wrote in an order late Thursday. "As of now, almost 25,000 voters may or may not have their vote counted in the 2016 general election."

The judge ordered Gov. Rick Scott's top elections official, Secretary of State Ken Detzner, to have his elections division director, Maria Matthews, available to face questions.

Read more: http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/elections/by-the-numbers-breaking-down-the-early-voting-and-mail-ballots-across/2300191

The GOP cannot govern
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"...Slowed dramatically." Who would have thought? NT Jerry442 Oct 2016 #1
These voters will be given provisional ballots. cynzke Oct 2016 #2
Exactly what I was going to post. BumRushDaShow Oct 2016 #4
Then the votes won't be counted. DK504 Oct 2016 #18
They have to be added to the tally if they are found valid and from valid voters. BumRushDaShow Oct 2016 #24
But urban myth! Igel Oct 2016 #25
Exactly. nt BumRushDaShow Oct 2016 #26
I hope so PunksMom Oct 2016 #7
those left over must have registered as a democrat jovi Oct 2016 #3
A Rick Scott / Ken Detzner joint endeavor. Mc Mike Oct 2016 #5
And they should track the slow down order to find where the buck stops and throw the Dustlawyer Oct 2016 #10
Only in states with republican administrations. Unbelievable. George II Oct 2016 #6
How very Republican of them. Coyotl Oct 2016 #8
They cannot win on their merits. They can only cheat. AllyCat Oct 2016 #9
Gore lost FL by less than a 1,000. LisaL Oct 2016 #11
Yes, but there is no such thing as a rigged election, so no worries CentralMass Oct 2016 #12
Only rigged if Trump loses? bigbrother05 Oct 2016 #13
I think or electoral process has integrity issues. CentralMass Oct 2016 #23
Florida, Florida! PatSeg Oct 2016 #14
Well yeah we already know they can't govern well but the question we need to ask is cstanleytech Oct 2016 #15
We already know they are crooks from the redistricting case HAB911 Oct 2016 #16
Not to mention the last Amendment 1 they ignore still HAB911 Oct 2016 #17
Oh no! Florida again! Helen Borg Oct 2016 #19
hell they don't even want to barbtries Oct 2016 #20
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