The state of Florida is gearing up for a battle with the U.S. government over states having to get federal approval on voting rights changes in areas with a history of discrimination, according to the News Service of Florida. Florida Secretary of State Kurt Browning said the rule is outdated and unconstitutional in a court filing Tuesday.
… Ironically, Browning is currently seeking the required preclearance for a new Florida voting law before it can go into effectin five Florida counties. The new law changes certain requirements including early voting and change of address issues.
… The ACLU was not pleased with the changes to the voting law originally and are not happy with Browning’s filing.
“Today they’ve essentially asked a court to allow them not to follow federal law,” said Howard Simon, executive director of the ACLU of Florida. “It’s an admission that they know that the federal courts are likely to find that the ‘Voter Suppression Act’ passed this year is a serious threat to the voting rights of Florida’s language and racial minorities.”
Full Article: Florida challenging Voting Rights Act provisions | wtsp.com.