Gov. Rick Scott, Dean Cannon and Corrine Brown all want to thwart your vote

If residents of a Third World country voted and their leaders tried to throw out those votes, Americans would be aghast.

Yet, right here in Florida, your very own leaders have joined forces to overturn your vote.

And it's time for us to get loud.

The subject is Fair Districts, which Floridians overwhelmingly passed last fall, trying to end the shady practice of gerrymandering, where legislators draw tailor-made districts for themselves and their cronies.

But the politicians have never wanted a fair fight. So they've crossed party lines to try to overturn your vote.

The latest news broke Tuesday when it was revealed that Gov. Rick Scott had secretly blocked paperwork needed to make the Fair Districts laws take effect.

He did so on Jan. 7 — three days after he took office and without letting any of his constituents know.

Democrat Corrine Brown wasn't any better. The November votes had barely been counted when she filed a lawsuit, along with South Florida Republican Mario Diaz-Balart, trying to nullify them.

And then Republican House Speaker Dean Cannon decided he wanted to help Brown out by asking the state House to join her lawsuit.

Yes, Republicans and Democrats coming together for the noblest of causes — to protect their own rear ends and fiefdoms.

The gist of Brown and Cannon's claim: Florida voters didn't really have the right to pass Fair Districts.

Apparently these guys think you got it right when you voted them into office — but were way off-base when you supported a constitutional amendment they didn't like.

I guess you're just selectively stupid.

And it's up to Rick Scott, Dean Cannon and Corrine Brown to set you straight.

In reality, no one is accusing these guys of being Third World dictators.

Most dictators are far more charismatic.

More importantly, they don't dictate anything. They rely on far more modern maneuvers and machinations … and the legal system they selectively demonize.

Scott relies upon secrecy and technicalities.

Brown has special-interest donors who fill her legal-expense fund.

And Cannon has legal counsel paid for by the same taxpayers whose vote he wants to overturn.