Former Florida Republican Leaders Say Party Tried To Suppress Vote

Posted by | November 26, 2012 14:24 | Filed under: Top Stories

Submitted by Cheston Catalano

Former Governor Charlie Crist and former GOP Chair Jim Greer say efforts were under way to suppress the Democratic vote.

HB 1355, the election law passed by Republican super-majorities in both chambers of the state legislature, cut Florida’s in-person early voting days from 14 to eight and eliminated early voting on the Sunday before Election Day. As early voters waited in line for hours to vote, a deal was struck in three counties to allow voters to cast in-person absentee ballots.

The law also put new restrictions on voter registration drives, but a federal judge overturned those provisions.

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By: Cheston Catalano

Cheston Catalano is a Kentucky-based journalist whose work has been featured in the Chattanooga Times Free Press and the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle. He is a long-time contributor to Liberaland.

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