Florida’s new elections rules “appear to be a step backward in protecting the right to vote for citizens of the Sunshine State,” writes former Gov. Charlie Crist in a column published in today’s Tampa Bay Times.
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The Florida Senate passed redrawn congressional, state House and state Senate district maps Thursday. The congressional map will now head to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk, while the legislative maps will be reviewed by the Florida Supreme Court.
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.
The Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Times is reporting that a judge has ruled that four legislators who have been fighting against testifying in a legal challenge to the state’s controversial elections law no longer have to.
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.
The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that court documents reveal that four legislators are fighting against testifying in a legal challenge to the state’s controversial elections law passed last year.
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.
During a vote in a state House redistricting committee, a coalition of advocacy groups has declined defending the maps they recently submitted. Leaders called the move “disappointing” and a “political and legal stunt.”
A controversial bill that would outlaw sex- or race-based abortions in Florida passed a state House health committee today.