The GOP controlled Florida legislature’s latest attempt to thwart the will of voters in the state, Amendment 7, has been been thrown off the ballot:
The Legislature’s decision to counter the Fair Districts Florida redistricting amendments with its own was declared misleading by Judge James Shelfer, who tossed it off the ballot.
The key part of the ruling being this:
Shelfer said it took him three days to understand the meaning of Amendment 7 and that he couldn’t foresee how an average voter would grasp its description during a few minutes in the voting booth.
SInce it seems to have been designed to mislead and confuse, I suppose you could say it worked like a charm, in voters favor. Who’s “confused” now GOP?
Oh, well besides the future Senate President Mike Haridopolos that is, who released a statement saying basically……..that the judge was merely confused. Seriously.
And if that’s not enough irony for you, there’s this:
Ellen Freidin, chairwoman of the two citizen Fair Districts amendments, was predictably giddy at Judge Jim Shelfer’s decision to throw the Legislature’s Amendment 7 off the ballot.
“We have always been confident that any court would look at this and see it for exactly what it is,” she said. “It’s an attempt to fool the voters, and as the judge said, to hide the ball.”
Well put, considering Haridopolos could hide that ball in one hand, while throwing tar balls at the voter with the other.