President Obama will make an appearance today on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, which will be televised from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The appearance is an effort to gin up support once more among young voters.
The Center for American Progress released a report today on voter suppression efforts carried out by Republican-led state legislatures around the country, listing Florida as one of “five worst states for voting rights in 2011.”
The New York Times reports today that Florida’s controversial new voting law has caused numerous third-party voter registration groups to completely suspend their efforts due to onerous new restrictions the law imposes on them.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has notified the panel currently reviewing Florida’s voting law that the federal agency is opposed to a provision that complicates the process by which voters may change their registered addresses on Election Day.
A last-ditch effort to expand early voting before Florida’s legislative session ends this week failed in the state Senate yesterday.
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., released statements yesterday applauding the U.S. Department of Justice for filing papers in court last week challenging Florida’s controversial new voting law.
On Friday, the United States Department of Justice announced it will seek a trial regarding Florida’s controversial elections law overhaul, passed last year by the state Legislature. The law has drawn harsh criticism from civil rights and advocacy groups and has led to multiple legal challenges.
According to newly-released research, Florida’s controversial new elections law affected early voting turnout in this year’s presidential primary, despite claims from proponents of the bill that it would not negatively affect accessibility of early voting.
The vast array of new voting restrictions may affect your right to vote this November–and could change election outcomes.
In an op-ed published today, state Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland, writes that she is willing to testify on last year’s controversial elections law. Dockery was the only lawmaker subpoenaed in a legal challenge to the elections measure who voted “no” on the law.