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Posted by seafan in Latest Breaking News
Tue Nov 29th 2011, 08:28 PM
For those unfamiliar with this new Florida law that was crafted during the 2011 Spring Legislative Session, undeniably intended for voter suppression by Republican lawmakers:


April 2, 2011: Florida GOP House whips out sweeping and contentious "election reform" bill

May 20, 2011: Florida's governor Rick Scott signs assault on democracy into law (voter suppression bill)


Now, this law is under federal review, triggered by legal action against it. Subpoenas have been issued to eleven Republicans thus far, to provide their rationale for crafting this controversial legislation.


Another Republican state senator joins this list--- Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, R-Miami.


Here is the updated list so far:

Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala (sponsor of the legislation (HB 1355))
Rep. Keith Perry, R-Ocala
Rep. Debbie Mayfield, R-Vero Beach
Rep. Jimmy Patronis, R-Panama City (Florida’s liaison to ALEC)
Rep. Trudy Williams, R-Fort Myers

Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton (caught viewing porn on official computer during legislative session)
Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale ("Bully" Bogdanoff)
Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, R-Miami "Cronyism for me, but not for thee"
Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland (Jeb foil, independent thinker)
Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey (at times, does the right thing)
Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine (key Jeb Bush operative and rabid protector of Marco Rubio's deeds)



This is going to be interesting, especially in light of the role of the right-wing-driven American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), in crafting and directing eerily similar and damaging legislation to Republican-dominated state legislatures across the country since January, and aimed at suppressing voting rights, weakening workers' rights, gutting pension laws, etc.



Not so fast, boys.



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