Florida’s unpopular Republican governor backs election reforms

Florida Governor Scott speaks during an interview in New YorkMIAMI (Reuters) – Florida Governor Rick Scott, who rejected calls to extend early voting ahead of problem-plagued elections more than two months ago, said on Thursday he now supports the measure and other reforms aimed at restoring confidence in the election system. Scott, a Republican, saw his low public approval rating sink even further after long voting lines and a slow vote count made Florida the brunt of late-night television jokes in November. In a statement on Thursday, he said he was committed "to ensure we do whatever possible to improve our election system. …

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