Gov. Rick Scott’s office and campaign are attacking as “blatantly political” a letter from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announcing that the Justice Department is monitoring changes to Florida’s election laws.
It was one of the most controversial plans Governor Rick Scott came up with in 2012, but Florida’s elections officials said they learned from their mistakes and will implement a new non-citizen voter purge programs this year.
Eight years ago, Michelle Spence-Jones was elected to the Miami City Commission. Despite an embattled past, she plans to run for re-election.
Elections supervisors who testified before the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee on Monday said in the future less wordy constitutional amendment proposals and more flexibility in setting early voting days and sites would help eliminate some of the problems they had during the November 2012 election.
A grand jury that convened to examine problems with Florida absentee-ballot voting made 23 recommendations designed to tighten regulations.
After fighting his August primary election loss for two months, Miami-Dade Property Appraiser Pedro Garcia reluctantly decided to accept the results Thursday.