Yep, I think you're right, Sunnubian!! I think the fact that this attempted treachery was found out early enough to be able to start doing something about it - couple with the positive efforts of the Obama Administration/Dept. of Justice to quash many of these states' laws - will make it so that "they" are not able to disenfranchise as many people as they HOPE they will!!!
But also, I'm thinking - and with any luck - that their biggest "bite-in-the-butt" will come from their own mouths .... (which will make it even sweeter!) just the way it did in 2008!!
One of the biggest reasons that the President was able to win was that ... for a LOT of White people, they realized that Sarah Palin was a DINGBAT ... which created a bad reflection on McCain and made people question his intelligence in making good decisions!!
That, in turn - or perhaps in addition to that - a LOT of White people simply stayed home and didn't vote in that election. The "white voter" demographic was the ONLY group that did not see an increased voter turnout ... whereas for every other demographic the turnout was considered "historic" in the number of people who went to the polls to vote!!
The fact is .... a lot of "them" hate Romney (and don't want to vote for him) even more than they didn't like McCain (who they were too afraid was going to continue the Bush doctrine and further ruin the country!) .... or thought that Sarah Palin was an airhead (and afraid that McCain might croak in office and leave her in charge!).
So, I think there's a good chance that the same thing might happen come November .... and the Repubs will be their own worst enemy ... and shoot their own selves in the foot (again)!! Romney is making himself look even worse than the President is trying to do to him by not releasing his tax returns and "appearing" to be too rich. (Personally, if the "Occupy movement" has done nothing else - and they haven't - they DID bring attention - and the ire - of the "have-nots" down upon the "haves" and people aren't liking what they see ONE BIT when it comes to wealthy in this country.)