Governor Rick Scott

Several Florida groups are calling for a task force that will look at election reform in the state. They say it’s needed to improve Florida’s election process, so that the state can no longer be ridiculed for issues during this election as well as past elections.

Florida Governor Rick Scott is expected to cast his vote on Election Day. And, he’s not shy about who he’s voting for.

“I want everyone to get out and vote, whether you got your absentee ballot in, did early voting, or show up on Election Day," said Scott. "I’m going to be there on Election Day. I’m going to vote for Mitt Romney for President, Connie Mack for Senator, and I’m going to be voting down in Naples, Florida.”

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Despite recording breaking turnout all across the state, there’ve also been several complaints about long lines and wait times of up to three hours at some Florida poll sites. So, Governor Rick Scott was asked to extend early voting hours. But, the Governor’s recent refusal to do so has some saying it’s pure “voter disenfranchisement.”

After looking at the long line forming at the Leon County Courthouse, Florida State University students

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There are several complaints in Florida about early voting lines forcing people to wait three to four hours before casting their votes. Voting groups and Democrats are calling on Florida Governor Rick Scott to extend the early voting hours.

Barbara King is on her work break, and had plans to vote early. But, as she looks at the long line circling around the Leon County Courthouse building, her only thought is:

“Oh my God! I don’t know if I want to wait that long! I still have to go pick up my grandbabies.”

Governor Rick Scott says he doesn’t want to see any funding cuts to education. In fact, he wants more money for teacher training and pre-paid debit cards for teachers to purchase classroom supplies.  The Governor officially unveiled his 2013 education goals Thursday.

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