Justice Dept. monitors Miami-Dade early voting
MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is monitoring the rest of early voting in Miami-Dade County, where there have been complaints of very long lines at some polling places.
Officials said Friday that Justice Department monitors will check some polling sites to ensure compliance with the 1965 Voting Rights Act. That landmark law prohibits discrimination in elections based on race, color or membership in a minority language group.
Florida Democrats have been calling on Republican Gov. Rick Scott to extend early voting until Sunday to ensure more people can get to the polls. Early voting ends Saturday and Scott has said he will not extend it.
More than 3 million people have voted with mail-in absentee ballots or at early voting sites so far.
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