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Florida voting woes land on agenda of U.S. Commission on Civil Rights listen

12/05/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Six members of Florida’s Democratic Congressional delegation sent a letter to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights last week asking them to investigate the state’s voting law. The move comes after investigative reports showed former leaders of the state Republican Party accused lawmakers of passing voting legislation with the sole intent of suppressing groups of voters who lean Democratic. Tampa Bay area Representative Kathy Castor is one of the people leading the push.

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