{mosads}As of Thursday afternoon, Florida officially remained too close to call, though Mitt Romney’s campaign conceded the state to President Obama earlier that day.

Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith said in a statement that the blame for the delay in results lies with Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Republicans in the Florida state legislature.

They approved a reduction in the early voting period from 14 days to 8, which Democrats say was a move to cut down their turnout, as Democrats traditionally do better in early voting than Republicans in Florida.

“It is appalling that two days after the election, Florida was not able to report our Presidential election results. This embarrassment lays at the feet of Governor Rick Scott who made a decision to cut early voting in half and continually refused to extend early voting hours in light of the record turnout,” Smith said.

An official with the Florida Democratic Party said it was unclear what reforms to the voting process Democrats would like to see implemented, but that they hope the cut to the early voting period will be reversed.


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