Hurricane Matthew: FL Gov. Won’t Extend Voter Registration Deadline

Hurricane Matthew: FL Gov. Won’t Extend Voter Registration Deadline


According to Miami Herald Tallahassee Bureau Chief Mary Ellen Klas, Florida Governor Rick Scott says he ‘will not extend’ the voter registration deadline. “Everybody has had a lot of time to register,” said the Governor.

Hurricane Matthew, a category 4 hurricane, is set to hit Florida on Friday. Republican Governor across the U.S. have seized on new voting laws that have put up hurdles in front of the voting booth.

In Haiti, hurricane Matthew was the worst natural disaster to hit the country since the massive 2010 earthquake.  The hurricane has left at least 283 dead and Haiti’s presidential elections set for Sunday have been cancelled.

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Twitter: @LVBurke / Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist who analyses politics and justice reform. She created, a blog that covers the work of African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke has also been a staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN). She has had a very diverse career in politics and media and appears weekly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin. She has also appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews, Politics Nation with Al Sharpton and Up with Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. She is also a contributing writer for and Ms. Burke was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up on Long Island. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail: Instagram: LVB325.