Florida Lawmakers Vote Overwhelming Against ‘Stand Your Ground’ Special Session
Florida lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly against holding a special session to strike down the “Stand Your Ground” law.
108 legislators voted against the session; only 47 voted for it.
Four lawmakers did not vote at all.
The vote was triggered by a written request by 33 legislators for the special session. They were urged to do so by protesters upset with the July verdict in the George Zimmerman case.
A “yes” vote by three-fifths of the Republican-majority Legislature would have resulted in a special session.
The vote was split largely along partisan lines. Seven Democrats joined with Republicans in voting no.
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