A federal judge has refused to block a new version of a Florida voter registration law that critics say could keep thousands of people from casting ballots this year.
The conservative argument on this one is nonsense -- they say it is designed to fight voter fraud, something they provide no evidence exists in any significant way. But the law clearly causes voter disenfranchisement, something there is already a lot of. A ruling from early this year on picture identification requirement gives me no confidence that a higher court will overturn this. What it means is that activist conservative judges will be denying thousands of Floridians the lawful right to vote -- many of them because of typos or filing errors made by low-paid government clerks, errors that won't be obvious to any voter until they go to vote. Just when it becomes impossible to fix the problem.