Have you heard? The Florida State GOP came up with an ingenious and devious plan to win the Sunshine State for Republican candidate Mitt Romney this past election? Just listen to this bit of Machiavellian brilliance…
Republican leaders said in proposing the law that it was meant to save money and fight voter fraud. But a former GOP chairman and former Gov. Charlie Crist, both of whom have been ousted from the party, now say that fraud concerns were advanced only as subterfuge for the law’s main purpose: GOP victory.
Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer says he attended various meetings, beginning in 2009, at which party staffers and consultants pushed for reductions in early voting days and hours.
"The Republican Party, the strategists, the consultants, they firmly believe that early voting is bad for Republican Party candidates," Greer told The Post. "It's done for one reason and one reason only. … 'We’ve got to cut down on early voting because early voting is not good for us,' " Greer said he was told by those staffers and consultants.
Unfortunately, they forgot the most important part of the plan: winning. Barack Obama received 50.01 percent of the state's vote to Romney's 49.13 percent.
Ugh! So close, Florida Republicans. But you've got to remember the last part of the plan was the most important part. Actually, strictly speaking, it was the only important part. You can make poll lines as long as you like, but if your candidate loses, the plan kinda didn't work.
Just remember that for next time maybe.
Tags: Florida, Voter Fraud, Voter Suppression