Gov. Rick Scott is spending the day holding “roundtable” discussions in various Panhandle counties, but he also answered a couple off-topic questions after his first stop of the day in Gadsden County. The Times/Herald asked the governor to comment about the Department of Justice’s request that Florida stop purging voters from the roll and his response to the federal government’s concerns.
Scott’s answer: “We need to have fair elections. When you vote, you want to make sure that the other individuals that are voting have a right to vote. That’s what I care about. If you’re a candidate, you want to make sure that the people that vote in your election are people who have a right to vote. So my focus is in making sure that our state has fair elections. People who have a right to vote (can) vote. Because I don’t want to disenfranchise anybody in their voting rights.”