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    Crist testifies in Senate that there was voter suppression in Florida

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    WASHINGTON —

    In a nation with a growing number of laws restricting voting practices, Florida stood as exhibit A in a hearing Wednesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

    Former Gov. Charlie Crist and Sen. Bill Nelson described a voting obstacle course: seven-hour lines at the polls, being turned away for showing up at the wrong precinct and a new law that made it harder to register someone to vote.

    The changes, Crist said, created “confusion and suppression on Election Day.”

    In a surprise visit to the hearing, Nelson offered what he said was proof that changes in Florida law were designed to affect the outcome of the election.

    Nelson introduced into evidence a deposition unearthed by The Palm Beach Post. It showed that the Republican attorney who engineered the 2000 Florida felons list, which African American leaders said purged thousands of eligible blacks from voter rolls, drafted Florida’s controversial law that restricted early voting and voter registration campaigns in 2012. Nelson also included into the Congressional record a story by The Palm Beach Post on so-called voter suppression efforts.
    If I had my way, the legislatures and other government officials who did this would be in jail for a long time. I hate how petty our party politics has become.

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    Re: Crist testifies in Senate that there was voter suppression in Florida

    I read this. But for some reason all I can remember is the thought "nasty Santa".
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    Re: Crist testifies in Senate that there was voter suppression in Florida

    In fairness, Crist, who moved from the GOP to Independent, and now to Dem, is laying the groundwork to challenge Rick Scott in 2 years.

    I smell grandstanding.....
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    Re: Crist testifies in Senate that there was voter suppression in Florida

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    In fairness, Crist, who moved from the GOP to Independent, and now to Dem, is laying the groundwork to challenge Rick Scott in 2 years.

    I smell grandstanding.....
    Except that there is not really any groundwork needed to challenge Rick Scott, one just needs to be on the ballot and most Floridians will consider you a better candidate. Gov. Scott is quite unpopular around here.
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    Re: Crist testifies in Senate that there was voter suppression in Florida

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    Except that there is not really any groundwork needed to challenge Rick Scott, one just needs to be on the ballot and most Floridians will consider you a better candidate. Gov. Scott is quite unpopular around here.
    You gotta give Governor Scott credit for putting the drug testing plan in place.

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    Re: Crist testifies in Senate that there was voter suppression in Florida

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    If I had my way, the legislatures and other government officials who did this would be in jail for a long time. I hate how petty our party politics has become.

    The tea party governor in Florida wasn't the only one who did it. They did it in EVERY TEa party governor state, just like they are lowering wages in those states.
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    Re: Crist testifies in Senate that there was voter suppression in Florida

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    You gotta give Governor Scott credit for putting the drug testing plan in place.


    You mean the one where his lab benefited from the money it produced until the State legislature made him stop doing it?

    Yeah, a real stand up guy.
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    Re: Crist testifies in Senate that there was voter suppression in Florida

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    You gotta give Governor Scott credit for putting the drug testing plan in place.
    He could have at least made some attempt to have been fair about it and included alcohol testing. A bunch of hay over a relatively inconsequential problem while not addressing more serious related issues.

    And as has already been pointed out - he did not do a good job of separating the whole conflict of interest issue with his (former) holdings - at first he signed them over to his wife, and well AFTER he took a serious beating on the issue he took steps to further distance himself. A case of closing the barn doors after the horses were out.

    But we are on a tangent here, that is not directly related to the thread topic.
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    Re: Crist testifies in Senate that there was voter suppression in Florida

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    In fairness, Crist, who moved from the GOP to Independent, and now to Dem, is laying the groundwork to challenge Rick Scott in 2 years.

    I smell grandstanding.....
    He has been running for government long before testifying and actually was the governor of the state in the past so your accusation is without aany merrit and is complete partisan BS.

    that was just terrible. It was a horrible ad hom that had absolutely nothing to do with the argument over voting restrictions. That was sinking very very low on the piss poor argument scale. he could be running for queen of england and it doesn't change the facts in the case.

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    Re: Crist testifies in Senate that there was voter suppression in Florida

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    You gotta give Governor Scott credit for putting the drug testing plan in place.
    Considering that said drug testing plan was to be done by the company that he owned shares in, which he then gave to his wife, no, you don't.

    Personally, I'd rather we start drug testing our politicians rather than our welfare recipients.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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