Iorio slams elections bill
Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio fired off a letter to Gov. Charlie Crist today urging him to veto the elections bill making its way through the state legislature if it reaches his desk.Among other things, the bill would ban two forms of voter ID at the polls now used mainly by older voters, require people whose addresses changed in the month before an election to cast provisional ballots, and make it more difficult for third-party groups to register new voters. Iorio, who is considering a run for the U.S. Senate, wrote that because she served as elections supervisor for Hillsborough County for 10 years, she's "well acquainted with how meaningful election reform is able to take place." Iorio oversaw the recount of the county's votes during the 2000 presidential election. She said the current legislative action reflects an "arrogance that is offensive to all who care about good government." Read the letter here.