- Associated Press - Friday, June 15, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is asking a federal judge to put on hold a lawsuit that challenges a state decision to ban college campuses as early voting sites.

The League of Women Voters of Florida and several college students in May sued Secretary of State Ken Detzner in federal court.

Attorneys for Detzner on Friday argued in a court filing that the lawsuit belongs in state court. They asked U.S. Judge Mark Walker to either place a stay on the lawsuit or dismiss it completely.

Detzner in 2014 told officials in Gainesville that they could not use the University of Florida student union as an early voting location. He said the early voting law does not allow it. The state does allow voting on college campuses during Election Day.

The lawsuit contends that Detzner is misinterpreting the law.



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