Florida legislators are working hard to backtrack on their horrendous efforts to repress voters in last year’s election. The stampede is so frenzied that a bill undoing much of the damage inflicted on democracy by Republican legislators cleared the Florida House this month on a 118-1 vote. Even the state representative who sponsored the cynical bill that shortened Florida’s early voting period two years ago voted to undo it.
This hasty retreat is good for Florida, even though it does not go far enough. Last year’s inexcusably long lines during early voting and on Election Day had several causes, but most of them can be traced back to legislators’ malicious tinkering.
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