TALLAHASSEE (AP) _ The NAACP and American Civil Liberties Union of Florida are trying to stop legislation that could require a driver's license, passport or a form of state identification card in order to vote.
The bill is gaining national attention from those who fear it would disenfranchise voters.
Several public interest groups and lawmakers called on legislative leadership Monday to stop pushing what they described as poisonous legislation.
Republican lawmakers say the bill (SB 956) is necessary to crack down on voter fraud.
The Republican-led Legislature has made several attempts in recent years to change Florida's elections laws _ many as a result of the embarrassing 2000 presidential election recount. Some have been successful and some haven't passed.