robertx commented on the blog post Justice Department Demands End to Florida Voter Purge
1. Legally disqualified to function as a juror, voter, witness, etc., or to become the recipient of a privilege.
2. spec. to Florida: Unlikely to vote Republican.
robertx commented on the blog post Republicans of a Feather: Rick Scott Follows Jeb Bush in Disenfranchising Legal Voters in Florida
He already did. When he proposed legislation that any applying for assistance was required to take a drug test, there was only one company approved to administer the test — a company Scott founded, which was being run by his wife.
Applicants had to pay out of pocket; those who passed would be reimbursed by the state. Ultimately, something like 98% passed,thereby transferring hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars directly to Scott’s wife’s company. Can’t get much more blatant than that.
The law was invalidated as unconstitutional by the courts, and Scott filed an appeal — also with taxpayer money.
Stay tuned; the appeal is till pending.
robertx commented on the blog post Iowa GOP Borrowing Cheney’s Undisclosed Location for Caucus Ballot-Counting
“Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.” ~ Josef Stalin