Florida Senate Strips Controversial Language Assistance Provision from Election Bill

State may also expand early voting, but Democrats say it is not enough.  NBC Miami:

The Senate did strip a provision that would have created restrictions on people who assist voters who can’t read English, are blind or have other disabilities. The language would have required a voter seeking help to know the assistant before Election Day and wouldn’t have let anyone help more than 10 voters. Voting rights groups criticized the language, pointing at Haitian-American and other communities where volunteers help voters who have language barriers.


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