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GOP Trouncing Dems in Florida Voter Registration


In 2008, democrats registered voters over Republicans by a ratio of 2.5 to 1. For this election during the same period, Republicans registered at a rate nearly 10 times as much as Democrats.

Naturally, the media is portraying this as a result of voter suppression:

Since a new set of state voting laws went into effect more than a year ago, the number of new Democrats registering in Florida has all but disappeared, according to a Times-Union review.

But how would these new voting laws explain the jump in Republican registration? Are these laws only in place for liberals?!

“It has without a doubt hurt registration numbers,” said Deirdre Macnab, president of the nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Florida. “It really gummed up the works and made it harder for Floridians to get registered.”

Macnab said Democrats may have seen a bigger impact because registration groups often target areas that lean Democratic.

“We try to get to areas that don’t have easy access to traditional means of getting registered,” she said. “That’s places like college campuses, senior centers and low-income communities.”

That’s it. That’s the only explanation they offer. Could it be that maybe Republican voters are enthusiastic about voting and angry at Obama, while democrats are disenchanted with Obama’s failures?

Of course not, it’s those racist Republicans who won’t let selfless democrats register those otherwise helpless minorities figure out the labyrinthine voter form! Poor little colored people!