Florida op­poses trial on vot­ing changes

The Washington Times Daily - - Politics -

The Jus­tice Depart­ment is op­pos­ing changes in Florida vot­ing pro­ce­dures and says it wants a trial in the dis­pute, a move that could im­pact the state’s Au­gust pri­mary elec­tions.

In court pa­pers filed Fri­day night, Florida of­fi­cials said they strongly op­pose hav­ing a trial and noted that the fed­eral court hear­ing the case in the Dis­trict of Columbia wants suf­fi­cient time to is­sue a decision be­fore the Au­gust pri­maries. The state is seek­ing court ap­proval for changes that shorten the time for voter reg­is­tra­tion groups turn­ing in forms to 48 hours and that nar­row the

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