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.