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Florida governor Rick Scott refuses to extend voter registration deadline because of hurricane

In the midst of Hurricane Matthew, Florida Gov. Rick Scott will not extend the voter registration deadline. “I’m not going to extend it,” Gov. Rick Scott told reporters in Tallahassee. “Everybody has had a lot of time to register. On top of that, we have lots of opportunities to vote: early voting, absentee voting, Election Day. So I don’t intend to make any changes.” Clinton’s team had asked for more days earlier, after Democratic-leaning political groups said they had to cancel planned registration drives in the last frenzied days ahead of the deadline because of the storm.
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