[Tampa, FL] While the country heads down the path to November elections, the road that Florida’s voters take to the polls could be bumpier than the one that the rest of America takes.
Up in the air still: Will the new Florida voting laws put in place by Republicans withstand the scrutiny of the Justice Department and multiple court challenges? Heck, even the redistricting mess isn’t straightened out yet.
This clip on The Colbert Report - which aired on Comedy Central on March 1 – highlights one of the major flaws of the new law. People who are merely trying to get more people involved in our political process by signing them up to vote can be fined heavily for not sticking to an unreasonable timeline set forth in the new law.
By: Mark Christopher/Sunshine Slate
Bad News for Voting Rights in Swing States (The Nation blog) Pennsylvania would become the third largest state, after Texas and Florida, to require voters to produce photo identification. Florida is another large, important swing state. Voting rights have long been a contentious issue in Florida.
Voting Law Changes: Your Rights Are Under Attack (The Huffington Post blog) The simple fact is that there is no evidence of the kind of in-person voter fraud that these laws are supposedly designed to prevent. But we know that the laws will deny eligible voters of their constitutionally protected right to vote because such …
National Urban League report names voting as No. 1 issue for African Americans (CNN blog) Released the day after Super Tuesday elections, the report puts special focus on voting rights for African-Americans. The 2012 Equality Index score put black equality at 71.5%, just 0.1% over that of last year. The report uses a percentage index score …
Hispanic Vote Not The Game Changer You Might Think It Is (National Journal) But he, like other advocates, emphasized the size of the need, and said that new voter registration laws in states like Texas and Florida have made it harder for many groups to operate. More than half a million Hispanics become eligible to vote each …
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