|Published:||Jul 27, 2012 5:05 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 27, 2012 5:05 PM EDT|
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and a civil rights group will sue the state over a provision in Florida's new Republican-sponsored election law that reduces early voting days.
The Jacksonville Democrat and Southern Christian Leadership Conference announced plans Friday for a federal court lawsuit in Jacksonville against Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner and Duval County Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland.
They say the law, which cuts early voting from 15 to 10 days, discriminates against blacks because they vote early in large percentages.
Detzner spokesman Chris Cate criticized the plaintiffs for waiting until less than three weeks before the Aug. 14 primary to challenge a law passed last year.
It is one of several legal challenges the new law has drawn.
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