Florida Goes ‘Jim Crow’ on Minorities Who Want to Vote
Posted on Apr 28, 2011
The growing participation of minority voters, and especially their tendency to vote Democratic, has sent Republicans in the Florida Legislature scrambling to come up with a way to shut them out of the democratic process. And it looks like they might pass something just in time for the 2012 elections.
Preventing minorities from voting has long been an important issue for the Republican Party. Remember, that’s what the right-wing war on ACORN was all about. —YL
Florida CBS affiliate WTSP:
With state legislators poised to send an bill overhauling Florida election law, critics are blasting it as a partisan effort to prevent young and minority voters from participating in the voting process.
In a straight party-line vote, the House approved, 79-37, the Republican-sponsored H.B. 1355. The bill takes aim at voter fraud, but most experts in Florida agree that there aren’t any current fraud issues that need to be addressed.
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