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The deadline to register to vote in Florida was extended for another week



Floridians will have an extra week to register to vote to account for disruptions caused by Hurricane Matthew, CNN reports.

The deadline had previously been extended to 5 p.m. Wednesday evening.

The court ruling comes after the Florida Democratic Party sued, asking for the deadline to be extended because many of the state's voters would be "severely burdened" by the hurricane.

Florida Democrats were pleased with the result.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott opposed the extension, citing that people had plenty of time to register.

In court documents, Marc Elias, who works for Hillary Clinton's campaign, said Scott "unambiguously ordered" Florida residents to evacuate because of Hurricane Matthew and that could have prevented people from being able to register before the deadline.

Here's where you can register to vote if you still haven't, Floridians.

Some on Twitter took shots at Gov. Scott.

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