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Borowitz Report breaking news: U.N. Declares Florida a Rogue State

12

June

Satirist Andy Borowitz's The Borowitz Report takes aim at Florida and our voter purge storyline. Here's an excerpt:

Calling the status of democracy in the Sunshine State “fragile at best,” the United Nations met in emergency session today to declare Florida a rogue state.

The actions by Florida Gov. Rick Scott to purge the voter rolls in his state might have inspired the vote by the U.N., but as the spokesperson for the U.N. Secretary-General said, “We’ve had problems with elections in Florida before.”

The vote means the U.N. could soon dispatch a team of observers to Florida, led by diplomats from such democracies as Egypt and Libya.

Gov. Scott’s voter purge was only the latest in a series of events “that reveal a near-total breakdown of the rule of law in Florida,” the U.N. spokesperson said.

“This is a state where people have been killed for carrying Skittles and iced tea, or had their faces eaten off by zombies high on bath salts,” he said.  “And now this thing with Rick Scott.”

Read the whole story here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 5:36pm]

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