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The courts recently handed out two big Florida voting rights victories in a blow to Republican Governor Rick Scott's attempts to keep people – especially those with lower income, the elderly, and people of color – from voting.

Scott tried and failed to prevent the state from extending the voter registration deadline to accommodate people affected by Hurricane Matthew.

A federal judge also ruled that if a voter's signature doesn't match the one on file, Florida must allow absentee voters the chance to verify their signatures and have their votes counted.

Last Updated ( Friday, 21 October 2016 10:04 )  

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