The United States Supreme Court opened hearings Wednesday on a challenge to the law that if overturned could fundamentally reshape how an entire region of the country handles elections.
A challenge to Florida’s new election rules has been withdrawn by a Democratic state senator and two nonpartisan groups.
After months of legal battles, the Obama administration has agreed to a proposal that will cut the number of early voting days in five Florida counties covered by the federal Voting Rights Act.
After months of planning and legal battles, the state of Florida has succeeded in cutting the early voting hours in all of the counties in the state.
Governor Rick Scott wants every county to reduce early voting days from 12 to eight and the only thing standing in his way is Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Harry Sawyer.
Governor Rick Scott and the Republican-led Florida Legislature were rebuked by a federal judge Thursday for cutting early voting days.
The election year fight by Governor Rick Scott to purge voter rolls of “non-citizens” is in trouble of spiraling Florida into a similar situation the state faced in the disastrous presidential election in 2000.
Florida’s voter purge may have met its match in the U.S. Department of Justice. After weeks of calls to stop the purge, the Justice Department ordered Florida to stop the voter roll purge undertaken on order of Florida Governor Rick Scott, but the fight may still continue.