Gov. Scott may sign elections bill today

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Gov. Rick Scott may soon a contentious elections bill that Democrats say is a partisan jab as early as Wednesday, reports the News Service of Florida. The bill (HB 1355) reduces the length of early voting and makes it harder for voters to change their address, as well as limiting the way activist groups can sign up voters. The Orlando Sentinel reported Wednesday that Scott? office has gotten more than 15,000 emails, mostly against, and according to call and correspondence logs reported on by the Sentinel, it? the biggest issue on which the governor is being lobbied one way or the other in this veto season. Scott said Tuesday that he understands the two sides of the issue and is trying to find the line. ? want to make sure people have the opportunity to get out in vote,?Scott said. ?nd I don? want fraud.?]>

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