Voting Rights Act

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Senate Unveils Last-Ditch Congressional Map

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.

08/27/2015

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

New Congressional Districts Taking Fire

Members of Congress along with some Florida lawmakers blasted the first draft of a new set of Florida congressional districts.

08/11/2015

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Florida Rep. Opposes Redrawn 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.

08/06/2015

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

New Congressional Map Sets Stage For Special Session

The Florida Legislature released a new congressional map that could alter the futures of the state’s U.S. House delegation.

08/05/2015

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MAY 06: Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers remarks during the National Council for Behavioral Health's Annual Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on May 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.  Clinton discussed various topics including mental health and social issues. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Clinton To Press For Early Voting Expansion In Florida

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is pushing for an expansion for early voting in various states including in Florida.

06/04/2015

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

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.

08/07/2014

A woman votes in Florida (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Florida Among States Looking To Tighten Voting Rules

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.

09/28/2013

People gather at Martin Luther King Jr. memorial on August 24, 2103, in Washington, DC, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The March on Washington. Tens of thousands gathered on August 24 to mark 50 years since the March on Washington, the civil rights watershed where Martin Luther King Jr famously declared: 'I have a dream.' The March on Washington is best remembered for King's stirring vision of a United States free of inequality and prejudice, telecast live to a nation undergoing a phenomenal decade of soul-searching, crisis and change. AFP Photo/Jewel Samad (Photo by:  JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Thousands Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. At Anniversary March

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.

08/24/2013

"I voted" stickers are seen on June 5, 2012 at the town hall polling station in the town of Hudson, Wisconsin, during voting for current Governor Scott Walker and challenger Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. The recall election marks just the third time in US history that a state governor has been challenged midterm. Wisconsin is a key swing state in the November presidential election. It is seen as leaning toward Obama, but Tuesday's vote could show an inclination to flip toward Republican challenger Mitt Romney. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

Report: Florida Set To Resume Voter Purge

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.

CBS Miami–08/05/2013

The U.S. Supreme Court building June 27, 2012 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Voting Rights Act Heads To Supreme Court

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.

CBS Miami–02/27/2013

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