And we wonder how we get into these messes...

The state of Florida's renewed offensive to purge ex-felons from the voter rolls (and keep others from restoring their voting rights) should be an enormous outrage but somehow isn't (see this article from the Tampa Tribune, courtesy of Kleiman). Jeb Bush is once again going to run roughshod over democracy in order to deliver Florida for his brother, and no one seems to care. At least back in the day, these things were done in backrooms, out of the national spotlight, only to come out years later (i.e., Illinois in 1960). But this story is being reported on Morning Edition every week—there's no question about what's going on. This is a travesty that needs to happen.


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