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Posted on 11/01/2012 11:38:20 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
Florida Democrats are asking Gov. Rick Scott to extend early voting an extra day, blaming the GOP-backed changes to the election law that shrank the number of early voting days for long lines at the polls.
Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith said Scott should take the lead from his predecessor Charlie Crist who extended early voting four years ago in response to long lines around the state and election machine problems in certain counties.
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What next? Will they also ask for an extension into Nov. 7?
What the hell is it with Florida and long voting lines? Seriously why do these problems always occur in Florida, some FReeper in Florida got a first hand reason for this?
Long lines are not a problem for people who are motivated to vote. The unmotivated are likely to see the long lines and go home.
So, who’s motivated to vote this time around and who isn’t?
All Florida people please contact Scott and tell him the rules are set and this is unacceptable.
Logistically IMPOSSIBLE at this late date to extend the early voting so why make the request? Because it will give ammo to the DOJ lawyers who will swarm over the state after the election.
Funny stuff. The smell of anxiety.
If I am not mistaken, FL allows early voting for a FULL WEEK, from 10 days before election day to 3 days before election day. This doesn’t include absentee ballot options for those who know they will not be around on election day.
A full week to show up at the polls if you know you can’t make it on Tuesday.. but somehow more is needed?
Absolute nonsense. I am a procrastinator like you would not believe and even I can manage to get something done with a week to do it.
“What the hell is it with Florida and long voting lines? Seriously why do these problems always occur in Florida, some FReeper in Florida got a first hand reason for this?”,
Massholes and New Yawkers
All that Florida Sandy-damage, donchaknow.
Here we go again with the FL dems trying to bend rules to steal an election. Go ()*@)* yourselves. Don’t do it Scott.
I voted today in a very conservative Florida community. There was a long line, but everything went smoothly and efficiently. Took about 45 minutes.
One of the staff mentioned that the previous two days they had set records for the most people voting at that spot in a day. They were shooting for another record today.
Long lines did not deter myself nor my wife when we early voted yesterday. In fact I was delighted that we had to make that extra patience effort to wait to vote. Keeps out the slightly motivated. Also I liked that they ran my photo ID driver's license through a scanner.
I agree with him...we have to clean up this process. There is no reason we should be dealing with issues like this. The GOP better grow a spine...line up their facts...and take the issue to the American People.
Maybe they want to extend early voting to the week after the election.
They want to get give those Obama church bus folks another Sunday to flood the polls.
Reading between the lines, Dems realize the turnout will be strong and that makes them happy, but they are getting feedback that folks are unhappy with the wait. But the EV wait is nothing like the election day wait is likely to be, and that makes them most unhappy. The RATs need the extra day to get more of their base to actually cast their ballots, assuming the Republican base will be more likely to endure as long a wait as necessary to cast the most important ballot in their lifetime.
five days before most states vote and you have lines. Is it an issue of a long ballot or are there not enough stations per person?
Bring a book...
Or until Obama has the lead, whichever comes first.
Answer: No way.
The law is what it is. Tell your voters to show up on Election Day.
Can’t if they don’t know how to read.
How the hell did people manage to do this in the old days?
You get a whole week to show up and you still need more time?
If Michigan had early voting, I would still show up on the actual election day only.
Typical RAT strategy..setting the stage for mass fraud or crying to the DOJ about voter disenfranchisement. or both!!
& if Scott doesn’t extend, he’s racist!
Hopefully Scott holds strong & tells them hell no!
the problem is the cheaters from NJ, NY, etc who were planning on voting multiple times are having logistical issues getting to Florida.
Hell No.... That is more time to cheat
This early voting crap is going to bite us hard at some point.
hopefully this kind of nonsense just is even more motivating for We the People to become even more involved and engaged in the voting process!!!
I hadn't thought of that but definitely true.
Keyboard ! LOL...which I’d said that.
I thought the Magic Negroid was cleaning up, Nate Silver and Neil Boortz said its over. Panic time, the Dems wrote a check their as* can’t cash. They are going to lose big
Absentee only of necessity!!
If the lines are too long on election day....ADD new polling places....double them, triple them....whatever it takes. It should have been done already.
This is all about math....and games....AND cheating.....
We got to the POLLS, may have waited in line, but so what? We did it and found it great fun to do so.
I think now for the 2016 election: Early voting starts ON NOV 7th, 2012/sarc. That early enough for them? I'll bet someone will complain about all the long lines even then.
NO WAY should these be extended in Florida or anywhere else, enough is enough.
The GOP has spent the last week or so happily telling the democrats how many votes they need.
He won’t. He doesn’t take poop from Dems.
There are two polling places in my vast metropolis of 150 people and they’re less than 100 yards apart.
Granted they’re for the whole township but the total population is under 2000 people with less than half of those being voters.
The lines will be long on election day. There is no reason to change the rules in the middle of the game. Not only No, but Hell No.
Oh sure, by all means, more early voting. We’ll even throw in an 0bama phone and some free smokes at taxpayer expense. We’ll also give your dead relatives, illegals and pets some ballots too.
The ballot is HUGE this year, with 11 amendments. There are a total of 6 extra-long pages to wade through.
It already has, al franken. Mn. has a long early voting peroid with registering without ID when you vote and vouching for others to vote. A vote thief or zombie voter is limited in the number of times they can physically vote in one day but early voting gives them plenty of time to ply their trade. Some states also have problems with the absebtee voting we do here in Ms. We got voterId passed but it is being held up by the DOJ. Our next step is to make correction to our absentee voting laws.
Lots of items to vote on. Several judicial retention votes, several amendments, stuff like mosquito board election. Three page ballot, both sides. But, of course, half of it is in Spanish.