Florida’s voter registration system crashed on Monday due to misconfigured computer servers, not voter suppression, Florida’s Chief Information Officer James Grant said Wednesday.
On the final day for voter registration in the state, servers crashed, putting a temporary halt in voter registration, according to the Associated Press. Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis allowed people to register for seven hours the following day, to make up for time lost. It is not known how many people were not able to register to vote on Monday.
Today, I issued a directive to re-open Florida’s voter registration deadline to participate in the Nov 3, General Election before 7 pm EST for applications submitted online and by 7 pm local time for in-person registration, today, October 6. More: https://t.co/7kK8aeEsas
— Laurel M. Lee (@FLSecofState) October 6, 2020
Voting rights groups were still not satisfied as they requested more time to register through a federal lawsuit, the Sun-Sentinel reports. They demanded two more days for residents to register in Florida.
“How are we one of the largest states in the nation, and our government continuously fails to properly run a website?” Stephanie Porta, executive director of Organize Florida, one of