You can bet this wouldn’t have happened if the counties were in the blue parts of the state. Via press release:
Governor Rick Scott is in constant communication with federal, state and local emergency management officials and state agency leaders to ensure that communities impacted by Hurricane Michael are receiving the resources they need.
Governor Scott has surveyed damage from Hurricane Michael in Bay, Gadsden, Washington, Liberty, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Wakulla, Franklin and Jackson counties.
Today, the Governor issued Executive Order 18-283 which gives Supervisors of Elections in Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Liberty, and Washington counties the authority to extend and enhance voting options based on needs and challenges they have identified.
Florida will bend voting rules in counties hit hard by Hurricane Michael – extensions of early voting, waiving rules/laws regarding mail-in ballots. Counties covered include places that usually back GOP candidates
— Gary Fineout (@fineout) October 18, 2018