Florida Lawmakers Push For Election Reform Bills
A group of florida lawmakers are trying to make a last minute push for election reform bills.
A federal appeals court ruled last week that a 2012 "Voter Purge" violated federal law because it was too close to the presidential election.
Lawmakers like Sen. Geraldine Thompson (D) cited the purge, high profile gaffs in the 2012 and 2000 election, and long voting lines as some of the many reasons reform bills need to move through this year.
"Well we certainly realize that 2014 is an election year and that's what makes these bills all the more urgent now to make sure that we don't have the long lines."
Bills that would require the attorney general to petition the supreme court before changing state or local election laws have stalled so far this session.
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