HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Florida Sought To Disenfr...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:33 AM

Florida Sought To Disenfranchise College Students In 2012 Election, Lawmaker Admits

Source: ThinkProgress

Election Day in Florida became a nightmare due to several changes to election law, resulting in marathon lines and more provisional ballots. Now that the election is over, Florida Republicans are beginning to admit the mess was intended to suppress votes.

State Rep. Dennis Baxley (R-FL) and GOP chair of Alachua County, Stafford Jones, cooked up one of Florida’s many new laws specifically to keep college students from voting in the 2012 election. The vote-suppressing measures were inspired by the 2010 victory of Gainesville’s first openly gay mayor, Craig Lowe, which Republicans claim was stolen by Florida college students.

Baxley’s law prevented people from voting if they did not change their address a month before Election Day. Many of the people affected were college students or young people who were moving for a new job. Jones explained this vote suppression was intentional and accused liberals of bringing in students to swing the election:



Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/12/18/1350331/florida-sought-to-disenfranchise-college-students-in-2012-election-lawmaker-admits/

4 replies, 1489 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 4 replies Author Time Post
Reply Florida Sought To Disenfranchise College Students In 2012 Election, Lawmaker Admits (Original post)
DonViejo Dec 2012 OP
Kingofalldems Dec 2012 #1
FreeBC Dec 2012 #2
Coyotl Dec 2012 #3
Blue State Bandit Dec 2012 #4

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:35 AM

1. He should be in jail

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:04 PM

2. They are publicly admitting illegal behavior... where is the Justice Department?

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:37 PM

3. Welcome to Blue Florida!

They just love to shoot there own feet with their dearly-beloved assault rifles, don't they

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:05 PM

4. Should we be expecting an armed revolt?

Just another example of the 2nd Amendment doing nothing for our freedom.

:snark:

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread