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Bill would make crime of ‘ballot selfies’ in Florida

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Legislation filed Thursday would formally criminalize taking photographs at voting sites in Florida. That could include taking pictures of one’s own ballot. State law now says, “No photography is permitted in the polling room or early voting area,” but doesn’t include an enforcement provision. State Sen. Frank Artiles‘ bill (SB 224) would make it a first-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 1 year in jail, a $1,000 fine or both. The bill would make other changes to the state’s election code, such…

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