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.
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Daniel Smith, an elections expert and professor at the University of Florida, warned during a U.S. Senate hearing last Friday that the state is witnessing a decrease in voter registration numbers due to a new law passed by the state’s GOP-led Legislature.
We’re live-blogging this afternoon’s U.S. Senate field hearing on the new voting restrictions approved by state legislatures around the country — including Florida’s — last year. Send me an email with any comments you’ve got, or hit us up on Twitter, and I’ll be sure to post them here. Keep hitting refresh to get the latest.
The day before a U.S. Senate judiciary committee will hold a public hearing on Florida’s controversial new elections law in Tampa, a progressive group announced that it had collected 11,289 signatures for a petition denouncing what the group calls the “Voter Suppression Act of 2011.”
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., has announced the details of his subcommittee’s first field hearing into the controversial elections laws passed this year — the event is set to take place in Tampa, Fla., on Fri., Jan. 27. Durbin has also written a letter to Gov. Rick Scott requesting him to testify at the hearing.
Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., announced today that the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Rights will conduct a field hearing on Florida’s controversial new voting restrictions in Tampa on Jan. 27 — just days before voters head to the polls for the 2012 presidential primary.
The Democratic National Committee launched an online campaign last week to educate voters about what the group calls efforts “to restrict voting purely for partisan gain.”
Howard Simon, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, has written a letter to Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., urging him to hold Senate hearings on the state’s controversial new voting law as soon as possible.
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., has granted Sen. Bill Nelson’s request for field hearings into Florida’s controversial new voting law that many say could disenfranchise minorities, young voters and low-income citizens.
Following Sen. Bill Nelson’s lead, House Democrats from Florida have sent a letter to House leaders requesting hearings on the impact of new state voting laws on voter rights.