Florida's voter suppression attempts hit a snag

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A Federal court in Washington, DC has slowed Florida Governor Rick Scott’s attempts to keep Democratic voters away from the polls in November. Last year – the Republican state legislature slashed the number of days for early voting from 12 to 8. But on Thursday, a federal court overturned that change ruling that it disproportionately affects minorities who rely on early voting.

As the court said, “We conclude that we cannot preclear Florida’s early voting changes at this time because the State has failed to satisfy its burden of proving that those changes will not have a retrogressive effect on minority voters.” Back to the drawing board for Governor Scott, he only has a few months to figure out a way to rig the election for his Republicans buddies.

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Oops!........back to the drawing board Eh Ricky?

Anyone that can defraud the governemnt out of billions and cost the company he ran the largest fine in history while staying out of prison the whole time surely can come up with something in a couple of months that doesn't look like voter surpression but actually is....

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