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Secretary of state: No major problems as Florida polls open

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Secretary of State Ken Detzner says he wants to show the country that Florida knows how to run elections. And early indications are there have been no major problems.

Detzner told reporters Tuesday that all 5,810 precincts are open and “by all accounts” early voting went smoothly with no reported incidents.

Not that there weren’t minor glitches but none stopped voters from casting ballots.

In Duval County, there was an issue with electronic poll books. Election workers switched over to paper books, which Detzner says is the standard backup. There were no reported delays and issue was expected to be resolved by noon.

Florida – ridiculed worldwide after election problems during the 2000 presidential recount – will award 99 winner-take-all Republican delegates and 214 Democratic delegates distributed proportionally.

Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

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