Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Great embarrassment for the nation, from Florida ... by gimleteye
It's Wednesday morning, and Florida electoral votes still have not declared. Truth be told: voter suppression tactics by Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican legislature accounted for a disgraceful election process in Florida. Why? To minimize the opportunities for President Obama and Democratic candidates. Early voting should have been expanded, not sharply curtailed as Gov. Scott ordered. In my precinct, only one scanner was working with more than a dozen voters filling out ballots all over the room. In hundreds of precincts in Florida's most populous counties, it took voters many hours to reach their ballots. This shouldn't happen in America. Yesterday, we looked like a third world country. These failures were by design, and Gov. Scott will be held accountable by voters.