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Thursday, September 8, 2011
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has extended its help to Black Florida voters seeking to defeat a proposed law that allegedly discriminates against African-Americans.
The LDF filed a motion Tuesday seeking to intervene in a lawsuit on behalf of the Florida State Conference of the NAACP and African-American voters to prevent Florida from implementing a law that would bring significant changes to voting schedules and registration requirements that the plaintiffs say will elbow Blacks out of the polls.
Under the proposed law, the number of early voting days available would be cut in half; a change that affects the voting rights of African-Americans in Florida, where African-Americans make up a large percentage of early voters.