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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida election officials will go before a federal judge Friday to explain why 25,000 people who filed voter registration applications haven’t been verified yet.

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U.S. District Judge Mark Walker extended the voter registration deadline from October 11th to October 18th following the disruption caused by Hurricane Matthew. Democrats asked for the extension after Gov. Rick Scott turned down requests to move back the deadline.

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During the extended period nearly 103,000 Floridians have been added to the voter rolls. But Walker noted Thursday that the number of applications processed has “slowed dramatically.”

State officials acknowledge that they have nearly 25,000 applications still pending. But they say most of them have insufficient information or incorrect addresses.

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