Republicans push back against federal approval for changes in state voting laws
WASHINGTON—Republicans during a U.S. House Judiciary panel hearing on Tuesday argued that a bill that would reinstate a preclearance section of the 1965 Voting Rights Act is unnecessary because there is no discrimination in voting. The top Republican on the panel, Rep. Mike Johnson, (R-La.), said that the legislation is not needed and that the […]
Election reform to return as a priority for Dems in Congress
WASHINGTON—Democrats who control Congress by narrow margins and the White House are making a fresh attempt to move forward a massive package that tackles dark money in campaigns, voter suppression and election security. The architect of the bill, Rep. John Sarbanes, said in an interview that the tumultuous 2020 election was a perfect example of […]
What’s at stake when it comes to changing the Florida Constitution?
There are six proposed Constitutional Amendments on the ballot today. They are important to Floridians. If you haven’t read much about them, or you are still not decided about a particular Amendment, please take a look at a series of stories the Florida Phoenix wrote this fall. We explained the issues and what’s at stake […]