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Southern States Are Moving To Tighten Voting Rules

Emboldened by the Supreme Court decision that struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act, a growing number of Republican-led states are moving aggressively to tighten voting rules. Lawsuits by the Obama administration and voting rights activists say those efforts disproportionately affect minorities.

CBS Tampa–09/28/2013

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Tyler Perry, Al Sharpton Among Influential Leaders Raising Awareness Of Missing Florida Men

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A trio of influential black leaders — movie mogul Tyler Perry, the Rev. Al Sharpton and NAACP CEO and President Ben Jealous — are coming to Naples to bring attention to […]

01/09/2013

Latino Voters Go To The Polls Early In Florida. ( Photo by G. De Cardenas/Getty Images)

11 lawmakers subpoenaed in Fla. election law case

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two groups opposing Florida’s new Republican-sponsored election law have subpoenaed 11 Florida lawmakers in a federal court challenge.

CBS Tampa–11/29/2011