Fla. election probe to focus on problem counties

Published On: Nov 14 2012 02:48:09 PM EST
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -

Gov. Rick Scott says he wants Florida's top elections official to find out why some counties had long lines and ballot-counting delays in this year's voting.

Scott said Secretary of State Kenneth Detzner on Wednesday began meeting with county supervisors of election to discuss ways to improve Florida's elections.

The governor said most of Florida's 67 counties didn't have problems. He said Detzner will focus on those counties, notably Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach, that had delays in reporting results and St. Lucie County, which retabulated its results several days after the Nov. 6 election.

Scott also urged lawmakers to review election laws to determine if changes are needed. Critics say a 2011 law that reduced early voting days contributed to Florida's election problems.

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