Grayson: Cutting early voting ‘an insult to working America’

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, November 5, 2012 21:41 EDT
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Democratic candidate Alan Grayson on Monday night slammed Florida Republicans for cutting back on early voting in the state.

“We have to expand the Voting Rights Act to make sure that the right to vote is effective,” Grayson told Current TV host Cenk Uygur.

The Democratic candidate noted that the GOP-led Florida legislature had cut the number of early voting days from 14 to eight. Thanks in part to the reduction in early voting days, some voters in Florida have been forced to wait hours before casting a ballot.

“Early voting is 2-to-1 Democratic. It has been for many years. And by cutting down the days, they’ve cut down the votes,” Grayson continued. “Ask yourself, who has to vote by mail? Who has to vote early? It’s people who work on Tuesdays. It’s an affront, it’s an insult to working America to cut back on these hours.”

Grayson, who is running against Republican Todd Long, is poised to return to Congress after losing reelection two years ago.

“We’ve run a kick-ass campaign, so you’re going to see a kick-ass result,” the Democratic candidate remarked.

Watch video, courtesy of Current TV, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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