Expect continued efforts to disenfranchise voters
The Kansas City Star
First there were voter-identification laws to try to keep older, minority and low-income people from casting ballots. Many have been thrown out in court challenges.
Now in Florida bogus letters are surfacing challenging the citizenship of some persons. The Associated Press reported that phony letters sent from Seattle have been reported in 23 counties in the Sunshine State.
The letters tell people they will be removed from the voting rolls unless they can prove their citizenship within 15 days. The letters also warn in bold type that those who vote as noncitizens “may be subject to arrest, imprisonment, and/or other criminal sanctions.”
Florida is where the infamous “hanging chads” and lost ballots became an issue, negating thousands of votes in the presidential contest between George W. Bush and Al Gore. Bush won largely based on the disenfranchisement efforts in Florida.
It’s possible the nation may have to endure such shenanigans again.