Rick Scott Defends Rating Florida’s Elections Supervisors
Gov. Rick Scott defended a review of the state's supervisors of elections Wednesday on the radio.
"My whole administration is trying to come up with a way so you know how your dollars are being spent," Scott said during a lively interview with Bill Mick of WMMB 1240 AM in Melbourne.
After it was reported last month that a ratings survey was underway of the state's 67 elected supervisors based upon their work in the January Presidential Preference Primary, and supervisors complained, Scott agreed not to release the results.
Mick, defending Brevard County Supervisor Lori Scott, a Republican, contended that since the supervisors are elected, it is up to the voters to decide how they have done.
“We’ve harmed several very good Republican supervisors of elections across the state in an election year; that doesn’t seem to be a smart move,” Mick said.
Scott, with a focus on Palm Beach County, noted that the state has had a history of election problems.
“There are not just local elections, there are statewide elections and there are national elections," Scott said.
“Everything we do we can do better.”