Gov. Scott Says No To Extending Voter Registration Due To Hurricane Matthew

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A call from Hillary Clinton’s campaign to extend the state’s voter registration deadline because of Hurricane Matthew has been denied by Florida Gov. Rick Scott.

Speaking to reporters Thursday night at the state’s Emergency Operations Center, Scott said he’s not going to extend the deadline.

“Everybody has had a lot of time to register,” Scott said. “On top of that, we’ve got lots of opportunities to vote. Early voting, absentee voting and Election Day. So I don’t intend to make a lot of changes.”

The last day to register for the Nov. 8 election is Tuesday. According to reports, Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, told reporters in a conference call on Thursday that the state should extend registration.

“We’re hoping and expecting that officials in Florida are adapting deadlines to account for the storm,” Mook said. Voting in Florida is already underway through vote-by-mail ballots.

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