Crist motion to extend vote time in Florida denied


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A judge has denied former Gov. Charlie Crist's request to extend voting by two hours in Broward County.

[READ:  Motion filed by Crist camp]

Evelyn Perez-Verdoa, elections spokeswoman for the county, confirmed the judge's ruling but gave no other details. Crist's campaign filed the motion Tuesday night, shortly before the polls closed at 7 p.m. in most of the state. Crist cited voter confusion and malfunctions.

According to the motion, malfunctions with some addresses caused voters to be bounced between precincts, and ultimately the system didn't register them. They weren't able to cast regular ballots, the motion says.

In August, legislators adopted a new map that alters seven of the state's existing 27 districts.

Crist's campaign says those changes confused voters. He says they received conflicting information about where to vote, which discouraged many.