Gov. Rick Scott and members of the Elections Canvassing Commission certify the 2012 election results.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida's controversial election gets its final certification, but even that action turns out controversial.
Gov. Rick Scott and members of the Elections Canvassing Commission signed documents Tuesday to certify the presidential election results and give Florida's 29 electoral votes to President Barack Obama.Z
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However, St. Lucie County failed to submit all of its election results by the deadline, so the commission was forced to certify unofficial returns from the county.
Secretary of State Ken Detzner said certifying unofficial returns did not affect any races, including the recount between Allen West and winner Patrick Murphy in a congressional race there.
Gov. Rick Scott conceded he was disappointed.
"Of course, it's always disappointing when something like that happens but it didn't impact the election. So my goal is we have honest, fair elections."
Scott has asked Detzner to meet with supervisors of elections around the state to gather feedback on what caused the long lines with waits of six hours or more.
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"I want to understand why that happened because I want to make sure everybody feels comfortable getting out to vote," said Scott.
Detzner says he views his job as a service business, so he wants to run elections as if voters were the customer.
"I'm going to follow the governor's direction and assemble a team from the State Department and we have already met with the executive committee of the supervisors of elections and I intend to travel to the counties first that had some issues regarding long lines. I'm going to take input from outside parties as well. Come back and analyze the input that we get and prepare a document to present to the governor with our findings and some recommendations."
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Gov. Scott had a chance to extend early voting when long lines formed, but he declined to do so.
Asked if he shared some of the responsibility for the election problems, Scott said he just wants to make sure people feel comfortable voting in the future.
Detzner hopes to develop recommendations for an election fix by the first of next year.
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