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FLORIDA CHAOS Dems Sue to Extend Early Voting Joe Raedle / Getty Images

Dems Sue to Extend Early Voting

Fights over voting are getting an early start: Florida's Democratic Party filed a lawsuit early Sunday seeking to extend early voting in three counties, including Miami-Dade because extremely long lines kept voters away. “The extraordinarily long lines deterred or prevented voters from waiting to vote. Some voters left the polling sites upon learning of the expected wait, and others refused to line up altogether," the suit states. In Miami-Dade, voters were outraged on Sunday when the elections department closed its doors after becoming overwhelmed by the turnout. After chants of "Let us vote!" the county announced voters would be able to request and cast absentee ballots at the station after reopening.

November 4, 2012 4:33 PM