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Federal Judge Blocks Part of Florida’s New Election Law

Tallahassee, Fla. — A federal judge on Monday passed a new elections law banning the handling or collection of voter registration forms by noncitizens, saying Florida could not limit the rights of individuals and showed no evidence of a need to do so. suspended the enforcement of some of the to do so.

The ruling also blocks a ban on third-party voter registration organizations from retaining personal information collected in registering new voters.

The NAACP and other groups that register voters have sued states over provisions in a massive election bill that Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law on the same day he announced his candidacy for president. Opponents argued it would make voter registration more difficult for marginalized communities, while Republicans argued it would make elections safer.

“Florida is right to demand integrity in its electoral system,” wrote Judge Mark Walker. “But here, Florida’s solution to preserving election fairness is too far removed from the issues Florida is posing as justification.”

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