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FLORIDA: Elaborate Hoax Mocks Republican Voter Suppression

At first blush, the Protect The Polls site appears all too possible. But after riling up both sides, it has been revealed as an elaborate hoax meant to mock the GOP's ongoing effort to suppress minority voting in Florida and elsewhere. From the Protect The Polls site:
Over the past year Voter Fraud has become an important issue in Florida. Governor Rick Scott has spearheaded the issue by creating new Voter ID laws to curb illegal voting. But the fear remains that it may be too little too late. Florida gun owners are uniting to bring a new law to the table called Protect the Polls. The logic behind Protect the Polls is simple. If you are a legal gun owner in the state of Florida and you suspect someone on Election Day is committing voter fraud you can shoot him or her with your licensed weapon and not be charged with a crime. Precedents have already been set allowing these rights, like the important Stand Your Ground law, and in this case, there is more at stake than just one person’s life; this is for the life of this great country.

(Tipped by JMG reader Daniel)

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