FL groups claim ‘unconstitutional poll tax’ in new mail ballot lawsuit

Three organizations are suing Florida over vote-by-mail requirements they claim limit people’s right to vote during the coronavirus pandemic. Citing concerns of COVID-19 exposure during in-person voting, the groups — Priorities USA, Alianza for Progress and Florida Alliance for Retired Americans — filed suit Monday in federal court in Tallahassee, alleging in part that the postage required for a mail ballot in Florida amounts to “an unconstitutional poll tax,” and that a ban on voter assistance violates the Voting Rights Act. Bianca Padro Ocasio, The Miami Herald.


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