Bloomberg Law
May 25, 2023, 8:30 PM

DeSantis-Backed Voter Registration Law Hit With ACLU Lawsuit (1)

Erik Larson
Erik Larson
Bloomberg News

A group of civil rights organizations are challenging a new Florida voting law that they claim violates the Constitution by making it harder for Blacks and Latinos to participate in the 2024 presidential election.

The law, championed by Governor Ron DeSantis, illegally restricts the activities of third-party voter registration groups that have helped hundreds of thousands of Florida residents register since 2018, according to a pair of lawsuits filed Wednesday and Thursday in federal court in Tallahassee.

The groups say the law will chill their activities by imposing harsh fines for registration applications that are returned late and barring ...

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