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Florida ran a nearly flawless election in 2020. Republicans decided to change the voting rules anyway. Here’s how.

A new law signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis will make it harder for people to vote by mail and blocks private donations to assist elections.
  • May 8, 2021

Florida’s DeSantis signs new voting restrictions into law as Republicans rush to align with Trump’s false claims of fraud

The new measure was immediately challenged in federal court by voting rights advocates, who filed two lawsuits arguing that it creates undue and uneven barriers to the polls.
  • May 6, 2021

Florida Republicans rushed to curb mail voting after Trump’s attacks on the practice. Now some fear it could lower GOP turnout.

Some party strategists worry new restrictions pushed by GOP lawmakers will hamper a voting method embraced by Republicans in the state for decades.
  • May 3, 2021

Florida legislature approves measure that curbs mail voting and use of drop boxes

The passage of the bill comes after both Democrats and Republicans, including Gov. Ron DeSantis, hailed Florida’s administration of the November 2020 election as a model for the nation.
  • Apr 29, 2021

As the voting-rights fight moves to Texas, defiant Republicans test the resolve of corporations that oppose restrictions

Legislators are promoting measures that would drastically curtail access to the polls and could disproportionately affect voters of color, critics say.
  • Apr 22, 2021

How the corporate backlash to Georgia’s new voting law is shaping other fights around the country over access to the polls

Business interests and voting rights activists are gearing up to fight GOP-backed voting measures under consideration in states such as Texas, Florida, Michigan and Arizona.
  • Apr 12, 2021
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How a voting law ignited a culture war

Since Georgia passed its new voting law, corporations, Congress and consumers have responded in ways that introduce big questions. Among them: How will the GOP grapple with its fraying relationship with corporate America over social and cultural issues?
  • Apr 8, 2021

After Trump tried to intervene in the 2020 vote, state Republicans are moving to take more control of elections

Critics say a new law that passed in Georgia on Thursday clears the way for partisan actors to sway the certification of election results, as President Donald Trump unsuccessfully urged Republicans to do last fall.
  • Mar 26, 2021

Georgia governor signs into law sweeping voting bill that curtails the use of drop boxes and imposes new ID requirements for mail voting

Republicans said the measure necessary to shore up confidence in the state’s elections. Critics countered it will lead to longer lines, partisan control of elections and more difficult procedures for voters trying to cast their ballots by mail.
  • Mar 25, 2021

Trump faces an onslaught of legal problems, as investigations and dozens of lawsuits trail him from Washington to Florida

The former president is under siege from at least six investigations, some of which focus on his efforts to upend the 2020 election and others stemming from financial decisions.
  • Mar 20, 2021