Romney, Florida GOP gov hold rally in town Trayvon Martin was killed

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks to reporters outside prior to the debate between U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University on October 22, 2012 in Boca Raton, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks to reporters outside prior to the debate between U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University on October 22, 2012 in Boca Raton, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The state of Florida is embroiled in controversy because of incredibly long early voting lines and wrangling about how long the polls can be open.

In the midst of this crisis, Republican governor Rick Scott made time to campaign alongside GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in Sanford, Fla., the town where unarmed African-American teenager Trayvon Martin was killed earlier this year.

The town of Sanford and the state’s “Stand Your Ground” gun law have come under tremendous scrutiny after the case became a national phenomenon.

According to Mother Jones, the “law was sponsored by the same Republican legislator who helped shepherd Scott’s bill to shorten voter-hours last year.”

“We need every single vote in Florida,” Romney told the crowd in Sanford today. “We can begin a better tomorrow, tomorrow.”