Encouraging words from Senate President Don Gaetz about reforming Florida's voting laws

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Senator Don Gaetz was today elected President of the Florida Senate by his colleagues. Reading through his remarks at his swearing-in, there are some very encouraging words about his and Speaker Will Weatherford’s commitment to reforming Florida’s voting laws. Gaetz’ words are must-read material:

“There is at least one other priority that Speaker Weatherford and I share…

Floridians should never again have to stand in lines for six and seven hours to vote.

Floridians should never again have to wonder if their ballots were miscoded or misprinted or miscounted.

Floridians shouldn’t be embarrassed that while most counties in our state run flawless elections, some counties keep running flawed elections.

This isn’t a third world country.  America shouldn’t have to wait for five days after the polls close to find out how Florida voted.

We’ll probe.  We’ll listen.  If we need to change laws, we’ll change them.  But I won’t be satisfied and neither should you unless the 2014 elections in Florida are a model for America.”

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.