Then and Now

A reader writes:

How times change:

In 2011, then-State Senator Mike Bennett was a major supporter of HB1355, Florida’s controversial election law which (among other things) cut back on early voting. Bennett famously said during the debates over HB1355 that he wanted to make voting harder, not easier.

Only a year later, Bennett has left the legislature to become Manatee County’s elected Supervisor of Election. Now, he wants to expand early voting back to 14 days, and increase the legally permissible locations at which the county may offer early voting.


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