Democrats Want Judge To Put in New Voting Rules For Florida

Florida Democrats want a federal judge to impose new rules on the eve of the election that state officials are warning could create chaos.

The Florida Democratic Party is asking U.S. District Judge Mark Walker to order state election officials to allow people to cast a ballot during early voting even if their registration application has not yet been verified.

Walker extended Florida's voting registration deadline until Oct. 18 due to the disruption caused by Hurricane Matthew.

Early voting is scheduled to begin in some counties, including Miami-Dade and Broward, next Monday.

Democrats say that some election officials have told them that they won't be able to verify all the new registrations in time.

State officials say they are working to verify all applications by Oct. 29 which is when early voting begins statewide.

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