Eleventh-hour GOP voter suppression could swing Ohio. And in Florida, more long lines: "Let us vote! Let us vote!" (VIDEO)



The first part of the blog headline is from Ari Berman's must-read post at The Nation in which he tells us what we have come to expect from Ohio GOP Secretary of State Jon Husted: He's once again playing the voter suppression card:

A series of missteps by the secretary of state and new rulings by the courts have increased the use of provisional ballots and could delay the outcome of the election and the legitimacy of the final vote. [...]

A coalition of voting rights groups have filed an emergency injunction against Husted’s last-minute provisional ballot directive.

Worried yet? I am.

And don't get me started on Florida:

This is America, not a third-world country,” said Myrna Peralta, who waited in line with her 4-year-old grandson for nearly two hours before being turned away. “They should have been prepared.” [...]

The Florida Democratic Party has hired some big-name attorneys: Kendall Coffey, Michael Olin, Bruce Rogow and Seth Miles.

Party chairman Rod Smith:

Because of Gov. Scott’s refusal to follow precedent and extend early voting hours in the face of unprecedented voter turnout in South Florida, we are requesting in federal court that more Floridians have a meaningful chance to early vote.”

So many voters showed up at the Miami-Dade elections headquarters in Doral to cast absentee ballots in person Sunday afternoon that the department shut down the operation less than two hours in, saying it did not have enough resources to help everyone. Miami Herald Staff

Via The Miami Herald where you can see the entire video and read the whole article. There's much more than I posted here.

And from Laura Conaway at The Maddow Blog: Cuccinelli reveals why he feels awesome in Virginia (hint: less voting).