Friday, February 07, 2014

Rick Scott Just Blocked Early Voting for University Students

Crossposted on DKos

Breaking: Rick Scott is a freaking ass.

The city of Gainesville dealt with huge lines last year (as did most Democratically-leaning cities, with 6-hour waits). The city asked to use the University of Florida student union for early voting.

Rick Scott's corrupt Sec. of State, Ken Detzner, said NO.

Lori Edwards, Polk County Supervisor of Elections called it what it was: "Strategic. They're worried about young people voting."

Deirdre Macnab, president of the League of Women Voters, called it "jaw dropping to consider that we wouldn't open up the student union, the student library and other buildings on campus to make it easier for our leaders of tomorrow to start their civic duty of voting."

Are you ticked off? Take some action:

  • Progress Florida organized a phone campaign to complain and is gathering responses: Hook it up.
  • Let Rick know on his facebook page that all the voter suppression and scheming isn't going to make one iota of difference.
  • And, best of all, make this backfire on the bastard. Join Crist's campaign.

1 comment :

  1. Well, that just made my list hit 165 reasons. I'll update it as soon as I can.