Many South Florida voters were still in line to cast ballots during the 2012 election hours after President Barack Obama had been declared the winner.
Twelve years after hanging chads and the infamous election recount, Florida was again a national punchline last November.
Elections supervisors blamed the length of the ballot and fewer days for early voting as reasons for the long lines in some areas.
Originally published on Wed December 12, 2012 3:02 pm
The trends continue:
"The U.S. population will be considerably older and more racially and ethnically diverse by 2060, according to projections released today by the U.S. Census Bureau."
Based on data from the 2010 census, the bureau projects that:
Voting in Florida has always been a contentious issue. But now, it's even more so thanks to new voting laws passed by the Florida Legislature.
House Bill 1355 - passed in April 2011 - mandates a total of 80 changes to Florida's election laws.
Among the most noticeable are restrictions on voter registration, form filing deadlines and reductions in early voting days.
How they may impacting the 2012 election is the subject of a new documentary airing on CNN this Sunday, called "Voters in America: Who Counts."