Podcast: Voter Registration Groups Face Legal Risks In Fla. : The NPR Politics Podcast Florida recently increased criminal penalties for mistakes and possible fraud by groups who work to register voters. The move has led many of the groups to dramatically scale back their efforts to limit their legal risk. That could lead to lower turnout rates for young voters and voters of color in November.

This story was supported by the Pulitzer Center and co-reported with the Center for Public Integrity.

This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, voting correspondent Ashley Lopez, and political correspondent Susan Davis.

This podcast was produced by Jeongyoon Han, Casey Morell and Kelli Wessinger. Our editor is Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

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Fearing Criminal Penalties, Voter Registration Groups In Florida Scale Back

Fearing Criminal Penalties, Voter Registration Groups In Florida Scale Back

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A roll of "I Voted!" stickers are shown, Oct. 6, 2020, at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department in Doral, Fla. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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A roll of "I Voted!" stickers are shown, Oct. 6, 2020, at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department in Doral, Fla.

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Florida recently increased criminal penalties for mistakes and possible fraud by groups who work to register voters. The move has led many of the groups to dramatically scale back their efforts to limit their legal risk. That could lead to lower turnout rates for young voters and voters of color in November.

This story was supported by the Pulitzer Center and co-reported with the Center for Public Integrity.


This podcast was produced by Jeongyoon Han, Casey Morell and Kelli Wessinger. Our editor is Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

Listen to every episode of the NPR Politics Podcast sponsor-free, unlock access to bonus episodes with more from the NPR Politics team, and support public media when you sign up for The NPR Politics Podcast+ at plus.npr.org/politics.