The Florida Legislature wants to share your voter information


  • Photo via Ross Spano/Facebook
Soon enough, Gov. Rick Scott will be able to sign a bill that would allow Florida to start sharing voter information to make sure people aren’t registered in other states.

On Wednesday, the Florida Senate sweepingly approved the bill.

Sponsored by state Rep. Ross Spano, a Republican – yes, the same Spano who filed a bill to declare pornography a public health crisis in Florida, only to be caught having “liked” a porn clip on Twitter – the measure would allow the Department of State to share voter information with other states, but only if the effort isn’t controlled by the federal government. The bill would also allow Florida to share driver’s license information.

At the moment, there is a partnership between 23 states and the District of Columbia to share information.

The issue has been of particular interest to President Donald Trump – who, since taking office last year, has made a habit of ranting about the (baseless – well, besides Russian interference) threat of rampant voter fraud in the U.S.

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