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    Florida Restores Early Voting Days, Moves Back Primary.....

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - Still smarting from jokes about Florida's inability to run statewide elections, Florida lawmakers approved a package of revisions on Friday to give voters more time and locations to cast their ballots.



    The bill, which Republican Governor Rick Scott has said he would sign, allows county elections supervisors to increase the number of early voting days to 14 from eight. To reduce waiting time at courthouses and election offices, they could also use more and larger sites for popular early voting, such as civic centers.

    The bill also moves the date of the state's presidential primary to conform with rules set by the national political parties, potentially helping Florida Senator Marco Rubio, considered a possible front-runner for the Republican Party nomination in 2016.

    The law clamps a 75-word limit on all ballot summaries for constitutional amendments placed before voters. On November 6, Florida had 11 constitutional amendments, all produced by the Legislature, and some of them had extremely long and intricate summaries that took voters several minutes to read.....snip~

    Florida restores early voting days, moves back primary - Reuters News - Breaking News

    Again Florida moves it's Primary.....here Obama took the State. Yet the Democrats accused Republicans of trying to suppress votes of blacks and college students last year. Since Scott wouldn't extend the time which they wanted him to do while the election was taking place. Thoughts upon the matter?

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    Re: Florida Restores Early Voting Days, Moves Back Primary.....

    Yeah, they better do something. Their last vote was a disaster. Scott and company screwed it up real good, and he better get back on the ass kissing train and hope that floridians forget about 2012. They will, of course, because most of them are too old to remember what they had for breakfast. All joking aside people pretty much hate Scott. he will have some work to do in the next election, and I don't know of anyone who had a good voting experience in florida last election. I saw the ballot, or book as most would normally call it, and it was crazy. There is doctorate college homework that was less involved than that. Then to spend hours deciding what you were going to vote for and to have to ait hours in line to do it because of a stupid attempt to try and block poor voters to keep obama from winning the state, which he easily did was failure on so many levels.

    Nope, Rick and his friends in florida want to keep their jobs and not have to be supported by their wives like Alan West is, so they do a smart thing and forget the crazy attempts to keep poor people from voting. Still, they will have to do a little bit more to get people to forget about last election, and they are going to have to keep their heads down so people are not reminded about what sort of dicks they are.

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    Re: Florida Restores Early Voting Days, Moves Back Primary.....

    See....republicans are all about allowing people to vote. Glad they finally beat back the democratic disenfranchisement efforts in that state.

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    Re: Florida Restores Early Voting Days, Moves Back Primary.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - Still smarting from jokes about Florida's inability to run statewide elections, Florida lawmakers approved a package of revisions on Friday to give voters more time and locations to cast their ballots.



    The bill, which Republican Governor Rick Scott has said he would sign, allows county elections supervisors to increase the number of early voting days to 14 from eight. To reduce waiting time at courthouses and election offices, they could also use more and larger sites for popular early voting, such as civic centers.

    The bill also moves the date of the state's presidential primary to conform with rules set by the national political parties, potentially helping Florida Senator Marco Rubio, considered a possible front-runner for the Republican Party nomination in 2016.

    The law clamps a 75-word limit on all ballot summaries for constitutional amendments placed before voters. On November 6, Florida had 11 constitutional amendments, all produced by the Legislature, and some of them had extremely long and intricate summaries that took voters several minutes to read.....snip~

    Florida restores early voting days, moves back primary - Reuters News - Breaking News

    Again Florida moves it's Primary.....here Obama took the State. Yet the Democrats accused Republicans of trying to suppress votes of blacks and college students last year. Since Scott wouldn't extend the time which they wanted him to do while the election was taking place. Thoughts upon the matter?
    Florida has had a very long history of Jim Crowing the votes of black voters. I'm glad that they just took an important step to reverse that trend. Now if they can only put together a felons list that doesn't have the names of lots people who have never been arrested on it, then we can say that they are on their way to honest elections.
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    Re: Florida Restores Early Voting Days, Moves Back Primary.....

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    Yeah, they better do something. Their last vote was a disaster. Scott and company screwed it up real good, and he better get back on the ass kissing train and hope that floridians forget about 2012. They will, of course, because most of them are too old to remember what they had for breakfast. All joking aside people pretty much hate Scott. he will have some work to do in the next election, and I don't know of anyone who had a good voting experience in florida last election. I saw the ballot, or book as most would normally call it, and it was crazy. There is doctorate college homework that was less involved than that. Then to spend hours deciding what you were going to vote for and to have to ait hours in line to do it because of a stupid attempt to try and block poor voters to keep obama from winning the state, which he easily did was failure on so many levels.

    Nope, Rick and his friends in florida want to keep their jobs and not have to be supported by their wives like Alan West is, so they do a smart thing and forget the crazy attempts to keep poor people from voting. Still, they will have to do a little bit more to get people to forget about last election, and they are going to have to keep their heads down so people are not reminded about what sort of dicks they are.
    Myself I am not all up on Florida's Politics.....but I would think what the Democrats wanted last year and while the Election was going on or taking place. Couldn't happen. As a Special session would have to had been held. Just to pass the early voting days.

    One would have thought that even before the Election began they would have set such up.....and some sort of Idea as to what to do should a Major Disaster striking while an election was taking place. Kinda Like what happened with NY.....you know.....Superstorm Sandy. Wherein it wiped out whole neighborhoods. But somehow NY didn't miss one vote.....huh? Plus how many Cemeteries were wiped out? That's how many names the Democrats got to use with out any one checking into where the grave was.

    So I wouldn't just be complaining about Florida.....either.

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    Re: Florida Restores Early Voting Days, Moves Back Primary.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    See....republicans are all about allowing people to vote. Glad they finally beat back the democratic disenfranchisement efforts in that state.
    The reduction in early voting was passed by Republicans over the objections of Democrats. It's really amusing that you jumped to this assumption that Democrats were behind the effort to stop early voting.

    The same voting "reform" also included:

    -Stopping people from updating personal info on election day, instead requiring them to cast a provisional ballot and return on a later date to complete the vote. Yes, people had to go twice to have their vote counted.
    -Further restricted absentee ballots, they could be rejected if the signatures didn't match closely enough. Should question arise, the courts were legally barred from considering other information than the signature. So if you had arthiritis and your signature changed beyond some arbitrary threshold, tough ****.
    -Fines voter registration groups that don't turn in registrations within 48 hours. Tough to do for a small organization processing thousands of registrations. This forced that dastardly organization, the League of Women Voters, to suspend its voter registration efforts.
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    Re: Florida Restores Early Voting Days, Moves Back Primary.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    The reduction in early voting was passed by Republicans over the objections of Democrats. It's really amusing that you jumped to this assumption that Democrats were behind the effort to stop early voting.
    is is more amusing you think I give a rat's butt about Florida, its voters, or how long they have to stand in line either way.

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    Re: Florida Restores Early Voting Days, Moves Back Primary.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    is is more amusing you think I give a rat's butt about Florida, its voters, or how long they have to stand in line either way.
    I'm glad you at least admitted that these attempts were deliberately designed (by Republicans) to disenfranchise people. And it's also telling that this doesn't bother you, suddenly, when discovering it was Republicans doing it.

    You just instantly decided disenfranchisement wasn't something to worry about when you discovered it was Republicans doing it. Just ****ing wow, dude. No, seriously, this needs to go in a posting hall of fame, or something.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Florida Restores Early Voting Days, Moves Back Primary.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - Still smarting from jokes about Florida's inability to run statewide elections, Florida lawmakers approved a package of revisions on Friday to give voters more time and locations to cast their ballots.



    The bill, which Republican Governor Rick Scott has said he would sign, allows county elections supervisors to increase the number of early voting days to 14 from eight. To reduce waiting time at courthouses and election offices, they could also use more and larger sites for popular early voting, such as civic centers.

    The bill also moves the date of the state's presidential primary to conform with rules set by the national political parties, potentially helping Florida Senator Marco Rubio, considered a possible front-runner for the Republican Party nomination in 2016.

    The law clamps a 75-word limit on all ballot summaries for constitutional amendments placed before voters. On November 6, Florida had 11 constitutional amendments, all produced by the Legislature, and some of them had extremely long and intricate summaries that took voters several minutes to read.....snip~

    Florida restores early voting days, moves back primary - Reuters News - Breaking News

    Again Florida moves it's Primary.....here Obama took the State. Yet the Democrats accused Republicans of trying to suppress votes of blacks and college students last year. Since Scott wouldn't extend the time which they wanted him to do while the election was taking place. Thoughts upon the matter?
    Florida is Florida, it is probably good they moved their primary back and will abide by the rules. I am old fashioned, I never liked early voting, but I suppose it is like the DH and this stupid inter-league play, it is here to stay.
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    Re: Florida Restores Early Voting Days, Moves Back Primary.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I'm glad you at least admitted that these attempts were deliberately designed (by Republicans) to disenfranchise people. And it's also telling that this doesn't bother you, suddenly, when discovering it was Republicans doing it.

    You just instantly decided disenfranchisement wasn't something to worry about when you discovered it was Republicans doing it. Just ****ing wow, dude. No, seriously, this needs to go in a posting hall of fame, or something.
    My post was a joke to begin with. It is even more funny you have a stick up your butt. And no I "admit" nothing but what I have specifically stated, especially the stick part, though not sure I would term that "suddenly".

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