This election looks to be a close run thing and the state leaders are hoping to avoid another voter debacle like they had in 2000. Florida is right now trying to purge its voter rolls of illegal alien and felon voter registrations. The U.S. Justice Department has―so far unsuccessfully―tried to block this purge.
U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle ruled there was nothing in federal voting laws that prevent the state from identifying ineligible voters even if it is close to the upcoming Aug. 14 election.The campaigns on both sides are aware how critical Florida's 29 electoral votes are, and also of how close that vote in Florida is going to be. Obama's strategy in Florida will be two-fold:
The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit earlier this month to halt the purge, saying federal voting laws barred the effort since it was within 90 days of a federal election. U.S. officials also said the list used by Florida had "critical imperfections, which lead to errors that harm and confuse voters."
- Get out the vote: which means felons, Hispanics, and illegal alien votes.
- Scare the vote: which means telling old people that Romney is going to take away their Social Security, and "end Medicare as we know it."
Here's a funny perspective. One man stands at the center of this national fulcrum. We are balanced on a razor's edge. In the final analysis, there is only one vote they may end up deciding who our next president will be: Chief Justice John Roberts of the Supreme Court. Will he move left or right? I suspect today's ruling on Obama Care will provide an indicator.