Dear Federal Court: Please Help Florida Suppress the Vote

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Racism? Not here.
To: U.S. District Court
From: Florida Secretary of State Kurt Browning

We're having a small problem with voting down here in Florida. In May, our Legislature passed some brilliant new requirements designed to crack down on unnecessary voters -- specifically, people who are poor, move around a lot, and might possibly have brownish skin. We're not racist or anything; we're just afraid these folks would lynch us at the polls if they were allowed to fill out ballots.

There's nothing sinister about the new rules. They make it tougher for get-out-the-vote groups to register new voters, require folks to use a provisional ballot if they've moved from one county to another, and reduce the number of early voting days from 14 to eight. Sure, the Florida ACLU called this "a trifecta of voter suppression," but what do they know?

These rules would be perfectly reasonable, were it not for the pesky federal Voting Rights Act. That damned law is keeping us from enforcing the new rules in five counties -- including Tampa and Key West -- with a history of racial and ethnic discrimination.

Racism? Please. What do you think this is, some kind of cracker state? We live in the age of Obama. All racial discrimination magically disappeared when he was elected. We are totally evolved and um, tolerant now. Haven't you met U.S. Rep. Allen West?
 
So all I'm asking is that you get the feds off our backs. Times have changed. We don't need the Voting Rights Act. We've got denial.

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12 comments
SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

Seems to me that Florida (and other repub strongholds) are doing their best to make sure no one who is not a repub cant vote.  To make sure that only their people get to have a voice.  Its ridiculous.  An they call everyone else Nazis (thanks to FOX) when they are the one suppressing any opposing thoughts?Damn people really need to start learning history.

FQS9000
FQS9000

The Voting Rights act was put into place to prevent local yokels from preventing anyone of color from voting.  Those days have passed, as even a dripping liberal might have noticed, as we have a half black President.  It is not racist or directed at 'brown people' to require that a voter, register in advance to vote.  Brown people are smart enough to do that, unless they are idiots, which is exactly the point, since only fools are stupid enough to vote Democrat.

S2pls2
S2pls2

many voters do not take the time to educate themsves about civic issues and therefore should NOT be voting anyway. Liberals who write these attention grabbing headlines can only see things in a conceptual manner and rarely ever tie in reality to their visionary comfort zones.

kingmeerkat
kingmeerkat

Off Topic

We are setting all new temp highs and the chemtrails in the sky are crazy........who benefits? FPL maybe?

huh
huh

perhaps you could spell out the laws you are referring to?

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

Like the 60+ million who voted for Obama-Biden in the aftermath of the worst administration in all of American history.

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

Ahh so you want a return to the old "Jim Crow" laws?  That if your not able to meet certain requirements, then no vote for you!Hey that may work!  Then the tea baggers would NEVER be able to vote!

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

So, then, how would you explain 50 million people voting to put cretin Sarah Palin a heartbeat away from the presidency?

Lisa Rab
Lisa Rab

Florida HB 1355. The changes are summarized above: "They make it tougher for get-out-the-vote

groups to register new voters, require folks to use a provisional ballot if they've moved from one county to another, and reduce the number of early voting days from 14 to eight."

Seeiteveryday
Seeiteveryday

Thanks for the confirmation.  Do democrats ever stop to think how it looks when they constantly complain that their voters are too stupid and lazy to follow very simple and easy-to-follow rules?

FQS9000
FQS9000

Palin is smarter than either Barak or Bieden, as they have amply demonstrated.

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