Voter Suppression

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The American Civil Liberties Union is squaring off against Florida election officials and the Trump administration over voter information.

Senator Arthenia Joyner
Florida Senate

A Democratic state lawmaker is blasting Gov. Rick Scott for a renewed effort to remove non-citizens from state voter rolls. Sen. Arthenia Joyner (D-Tampa) says the so-called “voter purge” disproportionately targets Democratic-leaning minority voters.

It had looked like Florida was headed for a recount for most of election night because of the razor-thin margin between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. And Florida was the last state to declare a winner. But it turned out not to matter to the overall outcome.

Long lines in Miami-Dade County had voters waiting to cast ballots hours after President Obama was declared the winner of the national election.

Decision In Early Voting Lawsuit Expected Soon

Sep 21, 2012
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A debate over Florida’s early voting schedule is continuing in federal court.  A Florida Congresswoman claims the State’s new early voting times could keep black voters from getting to the polls.

Capital Report: 02-09-2012

Feb 9, 2012

The Florida House Thursday passed a $69.2 billion proposed budget. It cuts payments to hospitals, directs more money to classrooms and increases tuition rates for college students. The House is ahead of the Senate in crafting a state spending plan for next year.  Senate budget subcommittees are still finalizing their recommendations. And James Call tells us, leading lawmakers predict there will be a robust discussion of certain items when the budget proposal makes it to the Senate floor.