It's impossible to know how many legally registered voters in Florida will be affected by this Catch-22 in the upcoming November 2012 election. However, we know that what we have described here actually happened in the August 2012 primary.
As an Obama supporter living in Brooklyn, I sometimes feel useless. Even with Romney's recent surge, surely the President has New York in bag. Fortunately, my wife and I have a second home in Sarasota, Fla. That's where the action is.
Yesterday's ruling is good news for Floridians. But Florida is not alone in its efforts to impose onerous regulations on those exercising their First Amendment rights of free speech by engaging in this staple of civic participation.
The Social Security Administration says that it cannot find a "match" for 46 percent of the forms that it processes. In Florida, that means voter registration ends up slightly more reliable than a coin flip.