View Full Version : Judge Shuts Down Restrictive Florida Voter Purge

06-01-2012, 03:43 AM
What is it with Florida?

Stealing the election, AGAIN??????????

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 14pt'>As part of a broader assault on the voting rights of Floridians,</span> Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a bill in 2011 that<u> placed severe restrictions and penalties on third party groups that attempt to register new voters.</u> <span style='font-size: 14pt'>A federal judge ruled Thursday that the law was unconstitutional.</span>

The second, less-well-known effort, is a new set of Florida state rules that make it very difficult to register new voters, and create severe penalties for anyone who doesn’t precisely comply with them. These rules are so onerous that many groups that formerly routinely ran voter registration drives, like the League of Women Voters, stopped doing it because they found the new rules were impossible to comply with.

Now, thanks to a lawsuit by the League of Women Voters of Florida, Florida Public Interest Research Group Education Fund, and Rock the Vote, a federal judge in Tallahassee, no hotbed of liberalism, has issued a preliminary injunction halting enforcement of key parts of the voter-registration-suppression scheme:

"The statute and rule impose a harsh and impractical 48-hour deadline for an organization to deliver applications to a voter registration office and effectively prohibit an organization from mailing applications in. And the statute and rule impose burdensome record-keeping and reporting requirements that serve little if any purpose, thus rendering them unconstitutional even to the extent they do not violate the [National Voting Rights Act]." </div></div>

First Katherine Harris, now Rick [ should be in jail] Scott!

purge (http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/05/rick_scott_florida_voter_roll_purge.php)

Ed tells it (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ClckYI6Fno)

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">If Vice President Al Gore is wondering where his Florida votes went, rather than sift through a pile of chad, he might want to look at <span style='font-size: 17pt'>a “scrub list” of 173,000 names targeted to be knocked off the Florida voter registry by a division of the office of Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris.</span> A close examination suggests <span style='font-size: 26pt'>thousands of voters may have lost their right to vote based on a flaw-ridden list that included purported “felons” provided by a private firm with tight Republican ties. </span> </div></div>

Personally, I think if you vote for a guy like Rick "the snake" Scott, you get what you deserve. If you voted for him, you are either a moron or a moron.


Gayle in MD
06-01-2012, 06:51 AM
Or maybe a moron's moron!

Too bad the ruling wasn't even stronger than it is. I wonder if it is retroactive, given Scott has already purged well over a hundred thousand voters.

I think it's clear, Repiglicans have decided that only through their usual illegal election throwing, can they win the presidential election.

Florida, sadly, isn't the only state where they are ramping up to throw the coming Presidential election.

On tuesday, we'll get a preview of the usual activities of the Repiglican Party's illegal election activities, in Wisconsin, and not for the first time.

Walker had a very small "win" margin when he took the governorship, and I do mean "took"....now, will Repiglilcans expect people to be stupid enough to believe that a win for him could possibly be legally acquired, given the number of enemies he has made? Yep, probably, since they have never been short on sheer gall when it comes to throwing elections.