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  •  Oh, come now! (1+ / 0-)
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    Surely you don't believe that a state government as upstanding as Florida's would deliberately enforce the laws selectively, do you?

    And I know, I know, don't call you Shirley. That was the name of my fiercely Democratic mother, who lived the last 20 years of her life in FL.

    "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

    by sidnora on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 04:12:33 AM PDT

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    •  Actually, I don't think they enforce this law (0+ / 0-)

      at all. They simply threaten to enforce it, if you happen to be registering people who tend to vote for Democrats. Sternly worded letters, after all, can have a chilling effect on the recipients.

      That way there is never a question of selective enforcement, no paper trail to show to a judge, nothing a reporter can follow up on. Since it is on the books, the threat is real, but without actual enforcement, they can pretend everything is applied evenhandedly.

      "The problems of incompetent, corrupt, corporatist government are incompetence, corruption and corporatism, not government." Jerome a Paris

      by Orinoco on Sat Sep 01, 2012 at 09:57:32 PM PDT

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