Dems Sue to Extend Early Voting

    NORTH MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 01:  People wait in line to vote at the North Miami Public Library on November 1, 2012 in North Miami, Florida.  Voters are complaining about hours long waits in line to cast their ballots and former Florida governor, Charlie Crist, as well as state Democrats, have asked Florida Governor Rick Scott to extend early voting hours for all the state’s counties. Rick Scott authorized a law limiting voting days to 8 from 14.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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    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.

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