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December 19th, 2012
10:40 AM ET

Florida Gov. Scott: 'We've got to restore confidence in our election'

During the past election, some residents waited in line for up to six hours to cast their vote in the state of Florida, bringing back memories of the hanging chads debacle in 2000.

Florida's Governor Rick Scott is planning to introduce measures to try to address some of the state's voting issues, and he announces the steps he intends to take on Starting Point this morning.

Gov. Scott outlines three main objectives of voting reform: reducing the length of ballots,allowing supervisors more flexibility in the size of polling locations and reexamining the number of early voting days.

"People are frustrated in our state," Gov. Scott acknowledges. "We've got to restore confidence in our election."

The Republican Governor, who has been given an "A" rating by the NRA, also discusses the organization's response to Friday's tragedy at Sandy Hook elementary.

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  1. switters

    Scott's plan is to not allow Black or non-Miami Cuban Latinos to vote.

    Scott said, "That'll cut down on the lines at the polls.....?

    February 21, 2013 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. wendy b

    I watched your interview with Rick Scott. You did a great job of calling him out for not anwering your questions. Keep up the good work. I find your interview skills to be one of the best around. I like how you do not let the politicals get away with their not answering the questions.

    December 19, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse | Reply

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