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Saturday, July 16, 2011

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.”

Congratulations Teatards.

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.”

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

If a traditional group like the league of women voters has problems then you know this law is going to be trouble


July 17, 2011 at 1:42 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Well fine, I'll take my vote to Georgia, or Alabama. Hmph!

July 17, 2011 at 3:02 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: Either that, or the League of Women Voters hates America.

Randal: Or Wisconsin or Michigan...

July 17, 2011 at 4:36 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

"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."

Oh, I can think of one thing that strikes even more terror in those SOB's: ACORN registering the poor, first-generation immigrants who've recently become citizens and the dark of skin.

But never fear, if Florida's LWV decides not to roll over for the forces of backwardness and darkness next time, its members can expect to be set up and brought down by tea party/GOP "activists" and other criminals.

FWIW, it seems to me Florida's LWV volunteers are a bunch of sunshine soldiers. If they believed we should have as much participation in elections as possible, they would pull on their big-person breeches and do what it takes, especially because of all the crap thrown in their path.

July 17, 2011 at 5:13 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: Ah yes, I forgot about ACORN. No doubt Breitbart and O'Keefe will have to play a few tricks on the League of Women Voters.

I agree the LWV should put on their big-person breeches and face the music.

July 18, 2011 at 12:06 PM  

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