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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A Battle Over Voter Rights In Florida

Jordan Allen, center, helps student Casey Eirhstaedt, right, register to vote at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fla. (AP/John Raoux)

Jordan Allen, center, helps student Casey Eirhstaedt, right, register to vote at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fla. (AP/John Raoux)

There are several battles over election rights underway in Florida. Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s effort to purge voter rolls of non-citizens has prompted a lawsuit from the department of justice. Since the last election, Florida has also restricted voter registration drives and shortened early voting.

This, in a state that already asks for photo ID before you can vote. One African American conservative lobbyist’s perspective on the voter ID law has changed when he almost wasn’t able to vote in the Florida primary election earlier this month.

Guest:

  • Michael Dobson, Tallahassee, Fla. based lobbyist

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