|Published:||Nov 10, 2012 8:30 PM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 10, 2012 11:16 PM EST|
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The 2012 presidential election is over and decided but people in Lee County have not been quick to forget the lines they stood in.
Now, they're formalizing those complaints by sending them straight to the Secretary of State, Ken Detzner. Many from the Herons Glen neighborhood wrote in, the last precinct in Lee County to finish counting ballots.
Ellen Penar wrote an email to the Attorney General's Office asking for an investigation.
"I want them to investigate to find out if it has been voter suppression or criminal negligence," said Penar.
Annie Wenz of Saint James City said, "Our voting situation was an absolutely inexcusable joke. Shame on all who supposedly care about our citizens exercising their right to vote!"
Many place the blame on Lee County Elections Supervisor, Sharon Harrington.
Kristi Baran's email said, "All she has to do is run an election every few years. If she can't do that one thing properly and she doesn't have the decency to resign, then you or the governor should act in the interest of the citizens of Lee County and remove her from office."
But not everyone echos this sentiment. Fort Myers Mayor, Randy Henderson, came to Harrington's defense.
"I know that she has been sincere in her efforts to do the best job that she can and there were a lot of challenges in this election and I don't think we ought to be going there," said Henderson.
Cape Coral Resident George Carr agrees, saying people are being too harsh.
"It just appalled me the other day that everyone was asking for her resignation. We gotta have some loyalty here. Mistakes happen," he said.
This week, Harrington addressed the angry voters and said she takes her responsibilities very seriously. While she doesn't plan to resign, she apologized to Lee County voters, vowing this would never happen again.
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