vote http://wlrn.org en Election Day Questions? Comments? Call-In http://wlrn.org/post/election-day-questions-comments-call <p></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 23164 at http://wlrn.org Election Day Questions? Comments? Call-In Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential Election http://wlrn.org/post/choice-and-chance-2012-presidential-election <p></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 23126 at http://wlrn.org Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential Election Supreme Court To Reconsider Minority Protection In Voting Rights Act http://wlrn.org/post/supreme-court-reconsider-minority-protection-voting-rights-act <p></p><p>The Supreme Court says its going to review whether Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional. Section 5 requires that certain states and counties receive federal pre-clearance of laws that could potentially impact minority voting rights.</p><p><a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/267125-supreme-court-to-consider-rolling-back-part-of-voting-rights-act" target="_blank">The Hill reports</a>,&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Ashley Lopez 4436 at http://wlrn.org Supreme Court To Reconsider Minority Protection In Voting Rights Act Florida Officials Investigate Fake Voter Eligibility Letters http://wlrn.org/post/florida-officials-investigate-fake-voter-eligibility-letters It's a sign that Election Day is getting closer: increasing reports of efforts to intimidate or mislead voters. Florida officials say they're now investigating fake letters that have been sent to voters in at least 20 counties questioning their citizenship and eligibility to vote.<p>The letters look official, with an eagle and flag logo at the top. They appear to be signed by the local supervisor of elections, although they're not. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 17:36:42 +0000 Pam Fessler 3397 at http://wlrn.org For Florida Ex-Felons, Limited Rights Mean A Future On Hold http://wlrn.org/post/florida-ex-felons-limited-rights-mean-future-hold Vikki Hankins wants nothing more in the world than to have her civil rights restored. Hankins, 43, lost the right to vote — and many others — when she went to a federal prison for selling cocaine in December 1990. She spent almost two decades behind bars for her crime.<p>Today, Hankins is an author and an undergrad who dreams of going to law school. She got out of prison four years ago and quickly applied to have her rights — like voting, serving on a jury and becoming a lawyer — restored.<p>Hankins was denied. She has reapplied three times since. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:50:55 +0000 Marisa Peñaloza 3349 at http://wlrn.org For Florida Ex-Felons, Limited Rights Mean A Future On Hold