I don't know if anyone has diaried about this, but I hope this is just a beginning of tons of Florida registrations that will undo the damage to democracy done by dictator Rick Scott and his Republican tools in his state's legislature.
Here's part of what was reported on Rachel Maddow's blog:
A federal judge said Wednesday he would permanently remove harsh restrictions on third-party voter registration groups that have handicapped registration efforts in Florida this year. U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle said he would grant a motion to permanently remove the restrictions once he receives confirmation that a federal appeals court has dismissed the case (the state of Florida has agreed to dismiss their appeal).More below.
The suit was originally filed back in December by the League of Women Voters of Florida, Rock the Vote, and the Florida Public Interest Research Group Education Fund. The Justice Department opposed the restrictions in a separate lawsuit.
To say that I am encouraged is an understatement. While this ruling may not completely eliminate the effects of dictator Scott's efforts to undermine democracy, it is a BIG step toward achieving a fair vote in Florida in November.
I hope these rulings spread to other places where Republicans and their front groups (including the group that falsely calls itself "True The Vote") are trying to undermine democracy by preventing those who oppose them from casting ballots.
I realize this is brief, but I hope this helps lead to victory for democracy and voting rights for all.