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There's growing controversy over Florida's new voting law.
Just days before they -- -- the polls there two US senators came to -- a -- -- hold a hearing on the thing.
Some Democrats claim the law will suppress turnout among young minority and low income voters.
Groups which tend to vote democratic.
Among other things the new law reduces the number of days for early voting it also adds new requirements for groups that register people to vote.
And people who have moved to a new county.
Must now cast provisional ballots.
Those have sometimes gone uncounted in past elections for various reasons Republican supporters say the new law will save tax dollars and help prevent election fraud.
Phil Keating with the -- live in Tampa tonight or by the critics suggesting this is some sort of master -- -- rather their fill.
-- they -- there might make the Republican master plan accusation outright or they implied here in Tampa today at the courthouse.
Two visiting US democratic senators Dick Durbin of Illinois -- Florida's Bill Nelson they certainly did imply that citing -- -- -- -- for justice.
Suggesting five million voters could be impacted adversely on Election Day nationwide.
Specifically young minority elderly and handicapped vote.
Any time you get -- and all that is reversed.
To read to us the number of persons in this case who can vote.
Of course says Jim Crow edits this deal prone to wipe that urine and all of a -- -- -- I am.
Florida's Republican dominated legislature and Republican governor also impose new restrictions on third party voter.
Registration efforts and in protest the League of Women Voters.
Has stopped doing it for the first time in 72 years show so fill these changes that are in effect for the primary.
Could be thrown out by the November election.
They could they're being challenged on the state and federal level the lawsuit filed by the League of Women Voters NAACP and ACLU is still the discovery phase.
That could actually partly explain why governor Rick Scott declined to come here to answer questions today but the party chair I did tell us these changes were needed to save tax dollars.
And target voter fraud.
-- citizens don't have faith and one person one vote then.
Elections meaning -- nothing they have no value.
-- under the 1965.
Voting rights act all southern states that had a history of voter intimidation and discrimination.
Must submit for a federal review any changes to that State's election laws.
That includes Florida a three judge panel in DC is expected to rule on Florida's changes this spring.
Leaving plenty of time until -- November.
Phil Keating in Tampa tonight Phil thanks a lot.
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