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Nov 4, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: A Florida judge has ordered an early voting site in Orange County to be opened for four hours on Sunday afternoon, following lawsuits filed by the state Democratic party

The Florida Democratic Party filed lawsuits seeking to get four counties to offer more time for voting before Election Day.

The lawsuit filed in Orange County asked for additional time because an early voting site in that county – in Winter Park — was shut down for several hours while authorities investigated a suspicious package.

The party has a separate federal lawsuit seeking more early voting time in Palm Beach, Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Those counties were dealing with waits of up to six hours on Saturday, the last scheduled day of early voting.

Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, refused requests this week from Democrats to extend early voting.