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Elected official speaks out against Florida election law ahead of Senate hearing in Tampa listen

01/26/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Several elected officials are concerned that Florida’s new voting law will make it harder for students and minorities to cast their votes. In preparation of a hearing to evaluate the law, U.S. member of Congress Kathy Castor spoke out against the law Thursday.

Last year, Governor Rick Scott signed a law he said would cut down on voter fraud. Among other things, it reduces the number of early voting days. At the West Tam...

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Law professor: Florida's new voting law may impact minorities listen

11/11/11 Jean Henry Telcy
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Ciara Torres-Spelliscy teaches courses in Election and Constitutional Law at Stetson University College of Law. She said minorities are likely to be affected by the new voting law, including disenfranchisement.

Torres-Spelliscy believes the law targets a population that includes many people who do not own a vehicle and have a difficult time getting to the polls. Because early voting on the Sunday before Election Day has ended with the law, Torres-Spelliscy thinks it could end church effor...

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FRRC fights for ex-felon's voter rights

08/04/08 Concetta DeLuco
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Over the weekend, the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC), a non-partisan group committed to reforming voting rights for ex-felons, held its statewide annual convention at Stetson University’s College of Law in Tampa. The group is campaigning to make the process for disenfranchised felons to obtain their rights more efficient and effective by pushing for an amendment on the statewide ballot that would automatically restore suffrage.

Florida has recently been one of only three sta...

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