Florida Republicans shut down League of Women Voters registration drive

Yup. Florida’s new laws against voter registration “include extremely burdensome administrative requirements, unreasonably tight deadlines for submission of completed forms, and heavy penalties for even the slightest delay or mistake. These restrictions are so unnecessarily harsh that they forced the League of Women Voters and Rock the Vote, among other groups, to shut down voter registration programs in Florida — even as voter registration rates have continued to decline in the state.”

The Florida laws were crafted by Republicans, passed by Republicans (Republicans control both houses of the legislature) and signed by the Republican governor.

But it’s not just Florida. Republicans in other battleground states are passing new laws to restrict voter registration and suppress voter turnout. The Brennan Center says, “Of the 12 likely battleground states, as assessed by an August Los Angeles Times analysis of Gallup polling, five have already cut back on voting rights (and may pass additional restrictive legislation), and two more are currently considering new restrictions.”

Not content to lie about Obama to beat him in November, Republicans have now gone into the business of fixing the election. And, oh yeah, they can Bite Me.

Brennan Center Lawsuit: Federal Judge Examines Florida’s Restrictive Voting Law | Brennan Center for Justice.

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