The highly charged and negative campaign for governor might have turned off a higher number of voters this past year.
Or so suggests a new state report drawn up by the Florida Division of Elections.
The report - which is sent to the Florida Legislature after every major election - shows that the number of voters who did not cast a "valid" vote in November nearly doubled from four years ago, surging from .97 percent in 2006 to 1.83 percent overall. This number includes people who wrote down the wrong name on the ballot, left the ballot blank, or cast a vote for more than one candidate.
The biggest reason for the jump was because voters skipped the race between Rick Scott and Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink and left the ballot blank.
You can read more about it here at the Florida Tribune.
Here's a copy of the report: Download Overvote Undervote report