A bill passed by Florida's legislature that makes it harder to access drop boxes and mail-in ballots headed to the desk of Governor Ron DeSantis for him to sign into law, the latest Republican-led effort to push for what activists say is voter suppression.
Democrats say the sweeping Republican measures are designed to lessen the impact of Black voters, whose heavy turnout helped propel Biden to victory and delivered Democrats two U.S. Senate victories in Georgia in January.
Marc Elias, a Democratic lawyer who is suing Georgia over its voting restrictions, suggested in a tweet that businesses should stand up against the Florida bill as well.
Republicans cite former President Donald Trump's false claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election, which he lost to current President Biden, as reasons for the sweeping measures.
DESANTIS ON OCTOBER 6, 2020: "You see, like, I've seen these out of, like, D.C.
They're sending it to these homes... It's just a mass mailing of ballot regardless of whether it's requested... But that is not what's happening in Florida." DeSantis, who said last year that the election in his state was secure and ran smoothly, is expected to sign the sweeping voter restrictions bill into law imminently.
New York City on Tuesday became the first major U.S. city to require proof of vaccine for some indoor activities at restaurants, fitness centers and some entertainment venues. Conway G. Gittens reports.
The U.S. states of Florida and Louisiana were at or near their highest hospitalization numbers of the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, driven by the still-spreading Delta variant, as one doctor warned of the "darkest days" yet. Bryan Wood reports.
Nearly three out of four Americans above the age of 18 have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Monday, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This report produced by Chris Dignam.
The increase of COVID-19 cases across the country and in Florida is still a continued concerned to the medical community and public health experts. The surge of cases also comes as children across the Tampa Bay area get ready to head back to class in a matter of days.
After breaking the record for the most COVID-19 cases in a single day, Florida has broken its previous record for the number of hospitalizations, with 10,389 people in the hospital, according to the latest numbers from Florida Hospital Association.
A record number of rural hospitals are closing across the United States during the Covid pandemic. For this community in Georgia, it’s no different. Many here will have to cross state lines, even if that means traveling an hour, to get urgent medical care.
[NFA] 22-year-old Robert Aaron Long pleaded guilty on Tuesday to the shooting deaths of four people killed in attacks on Atlanta-area spas in March that ended the life of eight people, six of them women of Asian descent. Colette Luke has more.
Air quality across the midwest will be impacted b the ongoing western wildfires, while the east coast clears out from a recent cold front. We are also monitoring potential tropical development off the Georgia coast early this weekend. CNN Meteorologist Derek Van Dam has the latest forecast.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday issued a new 60-day moratorium on residential evictions in areas with high levels of COVID-19 infections citing the raging Delta variant after having rejected an earlier push by the White House. Bryan Wood reports.
Democrats Nina Turner and Shontel Brown will go head-to-head in the special election for Ohio’s 11th Congressional District to fill the vacant seat of former Rep. Marcia Fudge, who joined the Biden Cabinet to serve as the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
[NFA] The U.S. Senate will try to complete work this week on a $1 trillion infrastructure investment bill that would bring long-awaited improvements to roads, bridges and mass-transit systems and deliver a rare bipartisan victory to President Joe Biden. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York tells CNN’s Jake Tapper that progressives have “more than enough” votes to block the bipartisan infrastructure deal in the House if the Senate doesn’t also pass Democrats’ sweeping reconciliation bill.
Missouri Governor Mike Parson said on Tuesday he has granted pardons to Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who drew international attention for brandishing guns at racial justice protesters last year. Gloria Tso reports.
Former President Donald Trump boasts his winning endorsement record any chance he gets, but is his seal of approval really all it’s cracked up to be? In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza breaks down the numbers that show Trump’s picks aren’t quite as unbeatable as he wants you to think.
Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham announced on Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated, has flu-like symptoms and will be self-quarantining for 10 days. This report produced by Jonah Green.
Florida Republicans have moved to rewrite a litany of rules that they said would enhance the integrity of future elections. But critics denounced that as a partisan attempt to keep some voters from the..