Gov. Rick Scott Compared to George Wallace

This June, the governor of another Southern state is challenging the federal government’s authority. Nearly 50 years after Wallace’s showdown, you are standing between Floridians and their right to vote as U.S. citizens. We agree that only citizens should vote, but your approach to cleaning up the voter rolls is fatally flawed. The U.S. Justice Department and county supervisors of election have reached the same conclusion and told you to stop, yet you persist.

—The Tampa Bay Times, comparing Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) to Alabama Gov. George Wallace for trying to purge state voter rolls.

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