Florida Legislature Doesn’t Want YOU to Vote
It’s bad enough so many state legislatures have simultaneously — as ordered by their corporate masters — passed laws requiring a photo ID in order to vote. But apparently even this isn’t enough. Florida, in addition to their Koch-ordered Voter ID law, has also passed a law cracking down on those commie rabble-rousing voter registration drives.
Nothing strikes terror into the hearts of our “elected” corporate prostitutes like the specter of the League of Women Voters encouraging the riffraff to vote.
Florida’s new law, HB 1355, has shortened the period for early voting, and voters are no longer able to change their address at the polls. Most importantly, third party registration groups have been curtailed. These groups are facing Draconian penalties if they haven’t turned in all voter registration cards within 48 hours after they’ve been filled out.
The Florida League of Women Voters has already dropped their registration programs because of this law. The League’s president, Deirdre MacNabb, said:
“When we looked at the laws, we felt that this would put our thousands of volunteers across the state who have registered voters for 70 years in Florida at a grave disadvantage.”
She said volunteers would need:
“…a secretary on one hand and a lawyer on the other hand as they registered voters. We did not feel that we as an organization could ask our volunteers to undergo that kind of vague, restrictive and punitive restriction which the legislature has tried to impose. I think the outcome will very clearly be much less opportunity to new eligible voters to have access to third-party registration groups. We think it will make it likely we will see far more use of provisional ballots, and it will be much less convenient, especially for working citizens, to get to the polls for early voting.”
In a related story, let’s see how things are working out for the author of Ohio’s Voter ID law, Rep. Robert Mecklenborg. He thought it seemed like a good idea at the time, but now he says “Karma’s a bitch.”