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Florida’s Latest Brilliant Innovation: Preventing politicians from asking voters about their view on issues

florida.jpgYes, you read that headline right. A new Florida law bans political campaigns from asking voters about any of the issues that, you know, come into play during an election.

For example, political committees that push or want to defeat ballot initiatives, such as changing Florida’s property tax structure, can’t survey voters to find out how they feel about the issue.

As the article is careful to point out, an advisory opinion from the State’s Division of Elections only says that political committees are banned, and that they’re only banned from using voters polls. However, the advisory opinion “refers to a statute that, if read the same way, also would stop political parties and, beginning in January, electioneering organizations from surveying voters on issues.”

Florida, where the Voice of the People goes to die.