MIAMI – A federal judge has rejected a request to extend the registration of Florida voters even though the state online system crashed in the hours prior to Monday’s deadline and could have stopped thousands of eligible voters from voting in the November presidential election.
In his strongly worded decision, US Federal Judge Mark Walker wrote, “this court cannot remedy what the state broke.”
Walker’s decision came after many groups sued the state for an extension following the online voting system collapse on Monday, the last day Florida residents were eligible to register to vote in the November General Election.
Walker said the extension would have burdened the election offices around the state.
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