A new nonpartisan study by Pew Charitable Trusts has concluded that states generally did a better job managing the 2012 election than in 2008.
There was, however, one exception. Florida:
The notable exception was Florida, which had the nation's 49th-longest wait times to vote. Average wait times swelled by 16 minutes in Florida and decreased an average of three minutes elsewhere.
"Florida is neither a high- nor low-performing state," Pew said. "Florida was held back to a large degree by dramatic spikes in average wait time to vote and rejected registrations."
The state ranked higher than most states in voter turnout (15th), data completeness (18th) and in rejection rates for provisional ballots (19th).
This should be a surprise to no one given that the state, thanks to Rick Scott and the Republicans efforts to block the vote in 2012, was once again a national joke. The state held the national spotlight as people remained waiting in line to vote even as the election was called for President Obama.