NEWS FROM THE FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
For Immediate Release: May 19, 2011
Contact: Eric Jotkoff, (850) 222-3411
Chairman Smith Blasts Rick Scott For Signing Voter Suppression Bill
Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith released the following statement blasting Governor Rick Scott for signing HB1355, legislation which has come to be known as the “Voter Suppression” bill.
“Today is a tragic day for the Sunshine State, with Governor Rick Scott signing into law a bill that disenfranchises voters, makes it harder for Floridians to vote and limits access to the polls.
“Since Rick Scott’s own Republican Secretary of State, Kurt Browning, has repeatedly debunked the claims made by Republicans regarding any issues with Florida’s current elections law, Floridians should see that this bill is simply an attack on the voting rights of all Floridians.
“We are confident that this bill, which is nothing more than a power-grab by Republicans, will be overturned by the courts and rejected by the U.S. Justice Department.”