MrBallou: How is this not illegal?
MaudlinMutantMollusk: My only surprise is that they'd admit it
Ambivalence: How can a law be illegal? Unconstitutional, sure, but not illegal.
skullkrusher: fewer voters allowed to vote and they still couldn't finish counting on time. You suck, Florida!/and Florida GOP
Ambivalence: :O ---My stunned face.
SilentStrider: MaudlinMutantMollusk: My only surprise is that they'd admit itSame here. They're getting more brazen.
LazarusLong42: skullkrusher: fewer voters allowed to vote and they still couldn't finish counting on time. You suck, Florida!/and Florida GOPThere's only one abacus in the whole state, what did you expect?Excepting Cape Canaveral, but they weren't going to loan out their slide rules.
anwserman: Isn't this basically evidence that could be used in a lawsuit to throw out those laws?.....
UNC_Samurai: Before any of the shills start whining about this being "Stink Progress" or some bullshiat, it was originally reported by the Palm Beach Post.
JohnnyC: Want to know how incredibly unpopular the Republican party is... They cheated and they still couldn't win.I don't expect them to learn the right lesson here... I suspect they will choose "cheat more" over "earn the trust of the voters".
abb3w: MrBallou: How is this not illegal?Ambivalence: How can a law be illegal? Unconstitutional, sure, but not illegal.Dunno. It might make for an interesting circus to indict all the Florida legislators who voted for those laws, alleging that they were engaged in a conspiracy to oppress the free exercise of the franchise per 18 USC § 241. I don't think it would survive trial, much less the resulting appeals, but it would make for spectacular political theater.
"Sherlock Holmes, his bowels constipated."
Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Honestly, I'm just surprised anyone admits to being a Republican anymore.
heavymetal: I wonder how many of these "anti-fraud" voter obstruction laws might have hurt the GOP based on the law of averages. How many Republican voters saw the long lines and decided to just go home since according to unskewed polls, a Romney win was certain?
Headso: As much as I like to make fun of Florida this was a nationwide GOP disenfranchisement effort.
tnpir: It's time to cut our losses.
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