Sunday, November 4, 2012
Republican Rick Scott hacks the vote in Florida's hot sun
He revived that title again this election season with his directives to shorten the hours of early voting in his state. It led to lines at the polls that caused delays (in the Sunshine State) of three to four hours - and longer.
But he doubtless was tutored by his fellow-Republican vote shrinker, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, who repeatedly defended his shameless action by declaring it to be "fair" and "honest".
So what has Scott had to say under the barrage of criticism that he is hacking the election in Florida?
'"I'm focussed on making sure that we have fair, honest elections," the Washington Post quoted Scott, who had an approval rating in the state of 39 pct. - even before he set out to shutter the election for his side.
Oh, another thing, now that Scott has got me started: The cars of some of those who stood in line for hours were towed away.
This is how they do it in those countries that we say we hate.