Attempting to keep people from voting – in Florida
Early voting the Sunday before Election Day used to be allowed. But it was eliminated by the GOP-controlled state Legislature and Republican Gov. Rick Scott last year after Barack Obama used early voting to help him win Florida in 2008 — and therefore the presidency.
and in Ohio.
In Ohio, after attempting to cancel weekend early voting all together, Secretary of State Jon Husted (R) drastically rolled back early voting hours.
If you have to stop people voting to win elections, your ideas suck.
Closer to home, the two Obama signs I had stapled to our fence were torn down. Too lazy to drive to Obama HQ and get new signs, I resorted to more basic First Amendment tools: the inkjet printer and staple gun.
The little sign on the right reads:
Tim pointed out that it’s not really communism; more like fascism. I thought it reminded me of the neighborhood committees in China, in which neighbors kept an eye on one another’s ideological purity. It’s also possible that it was random vandalism by drunken college students — not unknown in our ‘hood.
Extra bonus Colorado sunset shot: