Feds to Scrutinize Florida Elections Overhaul

Wednesday, 18 May 2011 03:24 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The Justice Department plans to look into Sen. Bill Nelson’s complaint that a bill overhauling Florida’s elections discourages voting, the Post on Politics blog of The Palm Beach Post reports. Nelson and a number of Florida’s other congressional Democrats say the bill, which Republican Gov. Rick Scott may sign this week, might violate the federal Voting Rights Act by limiting registration drives and change-of-address procedures, and by shortening the amount of time for early balloting.

In a letter to Nelson, Assistant Attorney General Ronald Welch wrote that the Justice Department will “carefully consider the information you have provided.”

Supporters of the bill say it will cut down on vote fraud, improve transparency, and prevent a repeat of the re-count fiasco that Florida went through in the 2000 presidential election.

Nelson was criticized for comparing his fight against the bill with the heroic military operation that killed Osama bin Laden.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Pollster Zogby: GOP in Good Shape, but Elections Will Be Close

Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 15:59 PM

The races in several of the hotly contested states in the midterm elections are looking good for Republicans, but the el . . .

Hillary Clinton to Raise Money for NH's Shaheen

Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 15:59 PM

Hillary Clinton is expected to help raise campaign cash for Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire - an importa . . .

Polls, Pundits Agree: GOP Likely to Win Senate Control

Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 15:37 PM

With just five weeks to go until the midterm elections, pollsters and pundits are starting to sing the same tune, antici . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved