Voting Rights Act
A key state senator floated a last-ditch effort Thursday to strike a compromise with the House on new congressional districts, while voting-rights groups that challenged the current congressional map called for the Florida Supreme Court to take over the process.
Members of Congress along with some Florida lawmakers blasted the first draft of a new set of Florida congressional districts.
A Florida Representative is trying to stop state lawmakers from redrawing her congressional district saying it would deny political representation for African-Americans.
The Florida Legislature released a new congressional map that could alter the futures of the state’s U.S. House delegation.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is pushing for an expansion for early voting in various states including in Florida.
Florida Legislators kicked off a special session Thursday byproposing tweaks to seven of the 27 congressional districts to comply with a judge’s ruling.
Critics have said Florida has had its share of voting issues in the past, now the state is among many with lawmakers looking to create a better reputation.
A Miami teenager’s name was included in speeches and on the minds of thousands of people as they marched to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and down the National Mall on Saturday, in Washington, D.C.
Thanks to a Supreme Court ruling gutting Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott plans to restart a purge of “noncitizens” on Florida’s voter rolls, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.
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.