In his dissent to the Supreme Court’s decision striking down Arizona’s voter registration law, Clarence Thomas cited Bush v. Gore. That should have given him a clue he was on the wrong side.
I had posted about Florida Governor Rick Scott seeking to suppress Democratic votes by removing voters from the rolls under the guise that they are not American citizens, even though they are. Now the Justice Department is ordering Florida to stop because they are violating the Voting Rights Act and the National Voter Registration Act. It looks as if Scott will not get away with this crap.
Also, a federal judge blocked a Florida law, another Rick Scott special, that makes it more difficult to register voters (also intended to suppress Democratic votes), to the point that the League of Women Voters cancelled their voter registration drives, so even registration experts felt the law was too onerous. The judge said the law is “not well crafted” and “virtually unintelligible.”
So Florida should be getting some relief from outrageous GOP attempts both to stop new voters from registering and to keep existing voters from actually exercising that right. They know Mitt can’t win the White House without winning Florida, and they’re doing everything they can think of to help their guy, these hypocrites who claim to love the Constitution so much.