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Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., reiterated his request for a congressional investigation into Florida’s controversial new voting laws on the Senate floor today.
The Associated Press is reporting that the latest teacher embroiled in possible legal troubles with Florida’s new voting law is calling the measure “crazy.” The teacher could face a $1,000 fine for not mailing her students’ voter registration applications on time.
Secretary of State Kurt Browning has asked Attorney General Pam Bondi “to investigate and seek applicable fines” for another teacher who recently got in trouble for breaking a part of the state’s new and controversial elections law, according to the Associated Press.
This week, reports surfaced of a New Smyrna Beach high school teacher becoming embroiled in possible legal problems because she preregistered high school students to vote. Unbeknownst to her, she was breaking newly enacted and controversial voting laws that make it more difficult for third parties to register voters.