Holder hammers Governor Scott on voting issues

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder wrote Governor Rick Scott a scathing letter about Florida laws and actions that have restricted access to voting.

Holder said in the July 21st letter that he is deeply disturbed that Florida has repeatedly added barriers to voting since Scott took office.

The letter was first reported by the Tampa Bay Times. Holder cited Scott's decision to make it more difficult for ex-felons to vote once they've served their sentences.

He also chastised the governor for a 2011 law that cut early voting hours. Scott signed a bill in 2013 that restored most early voting after complaints of long lines and voting problems in the 2012 election.

Scott's office didn't comment on the letter other than to say it was blatantly political.

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