Florida's Republican-controlled Legislature is coming out solidly against a special session to repeal the state's "stand your ground” law.
The Department of State on Wednesday released a list that showed more than half of the state's 160-member Legislature has already voted against the idea.
The vote was triggered earlier after 33 legislators asked for a special session in writing. They were urged to do so by protesters upset with the July verdict in the George Zimmerman case.
Under an obscure state law, the written requests required an official poll. A yes vote by three-fifths of the Legislature would have resulted in a special session.
Three days after Zimmerman was acquitted, protesters arrived at the Capitol. They have been spending the night near Gov. Rick Scott's offices since then.