Office of Rep. Wasserman Schultz Statement on Voter Registration Deadline

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Washington, DC, October 12, 2016 | comments
Today's ruling is an important victory for our democracy and for every Floridian who wants to exercise his or her franchise. Judge Walker has rightfully taken into account the extraordinary circumstances faced by our citizens brought by Hurricane Matthew, including several days' worth of storm preparations, power outages and road closures up and down Florida's east coast. I applaud him for extending the deadline, even as Governor Rick Scott refused to do so in the wake of a natural disaster.
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Office of Rep. Wasserman Schultz Statement on Voter Registration Deadline

Pembroke Pines, FL – The office of U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman (FL-23) issued the following statement today from Geoff Burgan, Rep. Wasserman Schultz’s press secretary, after Judge Mark Walker’s ruling on Florida’s voter registration deadline:

“Today's ruling is an important victory for our democracy and for every Floridian who wants to exercise his or her franchise. 

“Judge Walker has rightfully taken into account the extraordinary circumstances faced by our citizens brought by Hurricane Matthew, including several days' worth of storm preparations, power outages and road closures up and down Florida's east coast. I applaud him for extending the deadline, even as Governor Rick Scott refused to do so in the wake of a natural disaster.

“In addition, Judge Walker's ruling helps preserve the franchise for many Jewish Floridians who are observing Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar.

“Today is a very bright day for voting rights all across the state of Florida.”

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Contact:

Geoff Burgan, Geoff.Burgan@mail.house.gov202.225.7931

 

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