Tuesday, September 28, 2004

No surprise here:

Kevin Drum (aka Political Animal at the Washington Monthly) brings us up to date on the Florida election situation. Bottom line: Officials rigged the election in 2000 and tried to do it again in 2004.

The key point to remember is this:
Any time you have provisions that exclude some people from voting, you are providing an opportunity for mischief.
Beyond minimal checks (citizen, age, residence) any additional criteria allows the process to be skewed. Florida is using past felon status as a proxy for the old-time literacy tests. It should be stopped.


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