Thursday, June 07, 2012

Leonard Pitts, Jr.: "The GOP, demographics and voter suppression" @ Miami Herald


Bill Internicola had to show his papers.

He received a letter last month from the Broward County Supervisor of Elections informing him the office had “information from the state of Florida that you are not a United States citizen; however, you are registered to vote.” So Internicola had to prove he is an American. He sent the county a copy of his Army discharge papers.

Internicola is 91 years old. He was born in Brooklyn. He is a veteran of the Second World War. He earned a Bronze Star for his part in the Battle of the Bulge. Yet he was required to prove to a county functionary that he is entitled to vote in an American election....

Read how voter suppression is happening in Florida and consider what is happening in Kansas with Secretary of State Kris Kobach the legal godfather of this reactionary national strategy.  Get it at the Miami Herald.

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