Prepare yourself for a shock, Florida. More GOP orchestrated voter suppression is getting underway, this time in Manatee County:
A plan to cut the number of polling locations by almost 30 percent has drawn fire from those who say minority and poorer voters will bear the greatest share of the inconvenience.
Plans submitted by Manatee Supervisor of Elections Mike Bennett to trim the number of precincts from 99 to 69 are slated for review Tuesday by the Manatee County Commission.
On top of that, and for no apparent reason, nor an explanation, Bennett plans to pull another switch by changing voter precinct numbers.
Now prepare yourself for another whopper of Florida voting law hypocrisy bigger than the sun that gives the state its namesake. Bennett says it's news to him that anyone would take issue with the kind of changes he wants to make: