Gov. Rick Scott told to South Florida reporters Tuesday afternoon at the annual Governor's Hurricane Conference in Broward County that he's still considering the elections bill.
“I’m reviewing the elections bill. I get I think it’s about 300 bills that I’m reviewing," he said. “What I’ll be thinking about in reviewing that bill is one, I want people to vote, and of course it would be nice if they voted for me, but I want people to vote, but I also want to make sure there’s no fraud involved in elections."
“All of us as individuals that vote want to make sure that our elections are fair and honest.”
When asked his thoughts about a letter written by Florida’s Democratic congressional delegation to the Department of Justice, saying that the bill violates the federal Voting Rights Act, Scott responded:
“I’m not going to sign a bill that I believe discourages people from voting. I want people to vote. I know what it’s like to run for office, and it’s important that people vote. We all took civics class in ninth grade and part of it is this is a great country. We get to vote and we get to take our positions and I want people to vote.”