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Florida’s voter registration website crashed on Monday, giving users error messages and causing delays, after an “unprecedented” number of people tried to register before the state’s midnight deadline.

Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee, the state’s top elections official, who was appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, said on Tuesday that she had briefed the governor on the “challenges we encountered last night.”

“We’re exploring all options to ensure that all eligible registrants have the ability to register to vote and will work with our state and federal law-enforcement partners to ensure this was not a deliberate act against the voting process,” Ms. Lee said in a statement.

She first acknowledged slowdowns with the website on Monday evening. “Due to high volume, for about 15 minutes, some users experienced delays while trying to register,” Ms. Lee wrote on Twitter. “We have increased capacity.”

On Monday night, as the

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – On Monday, the last day to register to vote in the November General Election, the state’s voter registration website crashed hours before the deadline.

Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Nikki Fried and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz have called on Governor Ron DeSantis to extend the deadline.

“The utter incompetence of Gov. Ron DeSantis in allowing the state’s voter registration website to crash on the very last day to register for the upcoming November election is, sadly, completely believable. His administrative buffoonery in operating the state’s unemployment system telegraphed today’s executive ineptitude,” said Wasserman Schultz in a statement. “However, this particular blunder intimates a continuing pattern of voter suppression that the governor has become notorious for. The governor must immediately extend the registration deadline to make up for all the voters he’s disenfranchised.”

Fried posted on Twitter that the website crash was unacceptable.

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