The Palm Beach Post reports that Florida’s Democratic Congressional delegation has requested the U.S Commission on Civil Rights convene a hearing about Florida’s HB 1355 after former top GOP members “said the law was expressly designed to reduce Democratic voter participation.” Read more.
The Palm Beach Post reports that former Florida Governor Charlie Crist and GOP Chairman Jim Greer say a new voting law was “intentionally designed by Florida GOP staff and consultants to inhibit Democratic voters.” Read more.
The Atlantic has a report from a senior legal advisor to the Obama campaign outlining what he believes are the three main reasons many people had to stand in long lines to cast their ballots. Read more.
Talking Points Memo reports that Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s order “to only count a provisional ballot if the voter had noted what type of identification he or she was using” has been ruled a violation of state elections law. Read more.
Talking Points Memo reports Republican State Senator Alberta Darling told an interviewer she believes Romney lost Wisonsin because of voter fraud. Read more.
In an opinion piece in the Orlando Sentinel, former Florida Governor Charlie Crist argues the long lines to vote in Florida were the result of a voter suppression effort and that “The word ‘embarrassment’ is not strong enough.” Read more.
Mark Caputo of The Miami Herald argues that the long lines to vote in Democratic-leaning districts in Florida were due to Republican voter suppression efforts. Read more.
Cronkite News reports election day was busy at election hotlines across the country with questions about finding polling places, complaints about long lines and other issues. Read more.
Cronkite News reports that despite lingering effects from Hurricane Sandy and new voter ID laws, election officials across America were mostly satisfied with election day. Read more.
Cronkite News reports that despite concerns from Democratic advocacy groups, there were no reports of problems with poll watchers in Arizona during election day. Read more.