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  Federal judge extends Florida voter registration deadline
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Last EditedRP  Oct 10, 2016 09:52pm
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AuthorEric Bradner
News DateMonday, October 10, 2016 11:35:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionA federal court has extended Florida's voter registration deadline from Tuesday to 5 p.m. ET Wednesday due to Hurricane Matthew's interruption of last-minute sign-ups.
The US District Court ruling comes after the Florida Democratic Party sued, seeking an additional week due to the "strong likelihood" many of the state's voters would be "severely burdened" by the hurricane's fallout in the upcoming election.

Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott had opposed the extension, saying last week that "people have had time to register."
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