Voting Rights Act

'Fair Districts' Supporters Consulted Democrats On MapsAfter successfully arguing that a congressional map drawn by the Legislature impermissibly favored Republicans, voting-rights groups and voters have offered four sets of proposed districts that were discussed with Democratic-leaning consultants, according to court papers filed Tuesday.
Senate Unveils Last-Ditch Congressional MapA 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.
New Congressional Districts Taking FireMembers of Congress along with some Florida lawmakers blasted the first draft of a new set of Florida congressional districts.
Florida Rep. Opposes Redrawn Congressional DistrictsA Florida Representative is trying to stop state lawmakers from redrawing her congressional district saying it would deny political representation for African-Americans.
New Congressional Map Sets Stage For Special SessionThe Florida Legislature released a new congressional map that could alter the futures of the state's U.S. House delegation.
Clinton To Press For Early Voting Expansion In FloridaDemocratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is pushing for an expansion for early voting in various states including in Florida.
Florida Legislators Propose Changes To 7 Districts Florida Legislators kicked off a special session Thursday byproposing tweaks to seven of the 27 congressional districts to comply with a judge's ruling.
Florida Among States Looking To Tighten Voting RulesCritics 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.
Thousands Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. At Anniversary MarchA 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.
Report: Florida Set To Resume Voter PurgeThanks 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.
Voting Rights Act Heads To Supreme CourtThe 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.
Scott At Odds With Monroe County Supervisor Of Elections Over Early VotingGovernor 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.