Thursday, February 10, 2011

Florida Governor Rick Scott plays politics with the Voting Rights Act?

The LA Times has this report.

Here is an excerpt:

"Since the 1960s, state and local officials in the South have been required by law to seek advance approval from the Justice Department in Washington before making changes in their election rules, a legacy of the era when blacks were denied the right to vote.

But in an unusual twist, new Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, is using the pre-clearance requirement in the Voting Rights Act to stall enforcement of a voter-approved initiative that bars partisan gerrymandering."

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