Florida governor Rick Scott campaigned with GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney yesterday in Sanford, Florida, the town where the unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin was killed earlier this year.
The move was surprising given the many complaints about the long lines for early voting in Florida and concern about how long the polls can stay open, complaints Governor Scott hasn’t addressed.
The town of Sanford and the state’s “Stand Your Ground” gun law have come under scrutiny since the publicizing of the Trayvon Martin case. According to Mother Jones, the Stand Your Ground law was sponsored by the same Republican legislator who helped shepherd Scott’s bill to shorten voter-hours last year.
“We need every single vote in Florida,” Romney told his supporters in Sanford yesterday. “We can begin a better tomorrow, tomorrow.”
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