Scott does about-face on early voting

Published: Friday, January 18, 2013 at 02:19 PM.

The changes Scott is calling for are supported by county elections supervisors, who have already made the same recommendations.

The League of Women Voters of Florida and the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida praised Scott's announcement, even though they said he had caused the problems to begin with.

"Politicians don't generally take responsibility for their screw ups," said ACLU of Florida executive director Howard Simon. "These problems occurred because he signed that bill into law. I know he's been trying to evade responsibility saying, 'It wasn't my idea, it was the Legislature's bill,' but the fact of the matter is he signed it into law. And more than that he spent a good deal of the state's money defending in federal court precisely what he announced today that he's prepared to scrap."

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