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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Are early voters trickling into Miami-Dade polling sites?



That's the claim of state Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, R-Miami, in pushing a provision in an Senate elections bill that would shorten early voting.

"Generally, early voting in Miami-Dade County has not been very efficient," Diaz de la Portilla said, as reported by the St. Petersburg Times/Miami Herald Tallahassee Bureau. "What you see more often than not is that there is a trickle of two or three people a day at a very high cost to keep those public libraries and polls open. … We felt it was an efficiency measure."

PolitiFact Florida checks the stats to see if Diaz de la Portilla has his numbers right.

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 11:56am]


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