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Counting the hours of early voting in new election law

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's elections chief is defending changes to election law that shrink the number of days for early voting by arguing that polling places will be open the same number of hours they are now.

Yes, fewer days, Secretary of State Kurt Browning wrote in a guest column published in Monday's St. Petersburg Times. But longer hours on those days. "Today, the following remains true: Early voting remains at 96 hours, with greater flexibility for counties ..., " Browning wrote.

PolitiFact Florida sees if that's right.

[Last modified: Monday, May 23, 2011 5:09pm]


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