At the time, former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer told anyone who'd listen that the voting chaos was the result of nefarious GOP efforts to suppress the Democratic vote.
Greer's allegations are now backed up by Florida's ex-Republican Gov. Charlie Christ, GOP consultant Wayne Bertsch, and another unnamed Republican consultant. They all claim that state Republicans passed a law (HB 1355) curtailing early voting purely in order to reduce the number of Democratic votes cast.
The anonymous GOP consultant explained his party's strategy: "I know that the cutting out of the Sunday before Election Day was one of their targets only because that's a big day when the black churches organize themselves," he told the Palm Beach Post.
Other Republicans pour scorn on the claims, however, pointing out that Greer is under indictment for misuse of campaign funds, and Crist is no longer a Republican and seen as an enemy of the party.