Perhaps the most over-quoted figure in American politics is not Huey Long, but the ancient Chinese philosopher/general Sun Tzu. Whether he ever existed or not, it’s too tempting to cite one of his bite-sized observations, as they all seem to fit the current electoral scene. I’d argue that the quote above, about winning before going to war, fits the move by the GOP in Florida and other states to purge the rolls of ineligible voters.
Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed a law this year passed by the state’s Republican-controlled legislature that’s aimed at curtailing voter fraud. It eliminates Sunday voting, imposes new record-keeping requirements on voter registration organizations, and a 48-hour deadline to turn forms into the state.
Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice demanded Florida stop the voter-roll purge, saying it violated the federal Voting Rights Act and the National Voter Registration Act, and that it was reliant on faulty Department of Motor Vehicle records to determine who is eligible to vote.
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