Today, in response to Rick Scott’s decision to bar students from voting at the University of Florida student union, Florida Democratic Party Chair Allison Tant made the following statement:
“Rick Scott has no respect for the right of every citizen to vote. It’s clear that Scott is trying to stop from voting the young people his misguided priorities have alienated. Rick Scott doesn’t think he can win reelection on the merits, so he is trying to suppress the votes of honest Floridians.
“Unfortunately, this is nothing new. Rick Scott’s disastrous restrictions on early voting caused long lines at the polls in 2012 that prevented hundreds of thousands of Floridians from voting. Now, he’s at it again, trying to make voting as difficult as possible. Rick Scott should be ashamed. But he probably isn’t.”