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Florida Dems ask Scott to extend early voting (Rush Just Mentioned This Story)
Palm Beach Post ^ | November 1, 2012 | Dara Kam

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at postonpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democrats; florida
Translation: "We're not doing anywhere as near as we thought so we need an extra day to 'pad' the vote."

What next? Will they also ask for an extension into Nov. 7?

1 posted on 11/01/2012 11:38:25 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix
Scott to Dems:
"Get stuffed."
2 posted on 11/01/2012 11:39:19 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: PJ-Comix

NO!


3 posted on 11/01/2012 11:40:08 AM PDT by RavenATB
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To: PJ-Comix

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?


4 posted on 11/01/2012 11:41:53 AM PDT by HenryArmitage (it was not meant that we should voyage far.)
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To: PJ-Comix

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?


5 posted on 11/01/2012 11:42:19 AM PDT by Brookhaven (The Democratic Party has become the Beclowning Party)
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To: PJ-Comix

All Florida people please contact Scott and tell him the rules are set and this is unacceptable.


6 posted on 11/01/2012 11:42:35 AM PDT by dforest
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To: PJ-Comix; All
"Florida Dems ask Scott to extend early voting"

7 posted on 11/01/2012 11:42:50 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: grobdriver

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.


8 posted on 11/01/2012 11:44:32 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: PJ-Comix

Funny stuff. The smell of anxiety.


9 posted on 11/01/2012 11:46:10 AM PDT by lurk
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To: PJ-Comix

What ridiculousness.

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.


10 posted on 11/01/2012 11:46:16 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: HenryArmitage

“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


11 posted on 11/01/2012 11:46:30 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: PJ-Comix

All that Florida Sandy-damage, donchaknow.


12 posted on 11/01/2012 11:46:41 AM PDT by Mach9
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To: PJ-Comix

Here we go again with the FL dems trying to bend rules to steal an election. Go ()*@)* yourselves. Don’t do it Scott.


13 posted on 11/01/2012 11:47:09 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: HenryArmitage

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.


14 posted on 11/01/2012 11:47:50 AM PDT by Lucas McCain (Eat a live frog first thing in the morning, and nothing worse will happen for the rest of the day.)
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To: Brookhaven
Long lines are not a problem for people who are motivated to vote.

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.

15 posted on 11/01/2012 11:47:55 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: PJ-Comix
Jon Fund just on Fox talking about voter issues.

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.

16 posted on 11/01/2012 11:49:01 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: PJ-Comix

Maybe they want to extend early voting to the week after the election.


17 posted on 11/01/2012 11:49:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

They want to get give those Obama church bus folks another Sunday to flood the polls.


18 posted on 11/01/2012 11:51:05 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: PJ-Comix

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.


19 posted on 11/01/2012 11:52:29 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Why not eliminate the middle man and have whoever feeds Obama his lines debate Romney directly?")
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To: Lucas McCain

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?


20 posted on 11/01/2012 11:52:56 AM PDT by HenryArmitage (it was not meant that we should voyage far.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Long lines?

Bring a book...


21 posted on 11/01/2012 11:53:03 AM PDT by moovova (If someone is still "undecided", they're not really undecided. They're just chronically perplexed.)
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To: cripplecreek
Maybe they want to extend early voting to the week after the election.

Or until Obama has the lead, whichever comes first.

22 posted on 11/01/2012 11:53:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: PJ-Comix

Answer: No way.

The law is what it is. Tell your voters to show up on Election Day.


23 posted on 11/01/2012 11:55:48 AM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: moovova

Can’t if they don’t know how to read.


24 posted on 11/01/2012 12:00:17 PM PDT by cdga5for4
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To: PJ-Comix

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.


25 posted on 11/01/2012 12:01:20 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: PJ-Comix

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!


26 posted on 11/01/2012 12:01:31 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: PJ-Comix

the problem is the cheaters from NJ, NY, etc who were planning on voting multiple times are having logistical issues getting to Florida.


27 posted on 11/01/2012 12:01:52 PM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: PJ-Comix

Hell No.... That is more time to cheat


28 posted on 11/01/2012 12:02:49 PM PDT by Swingj (Obama going down...)
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To: VanDeKoik

Same here.

This early voting crap is going to bite us hard at some point.


29 posted on 11/01/2012 12:03:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: PJ-Comix

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!!!


30 posted on 11/01/2012 12:06:08 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: rigelkentaurus
the problem is the cheaters from NJ, NY, etc who were planning on voting multiple times are having logistical issues getting to Florida.

I hadn't thought of that but definitely true.

31 posted on 11/01/2012 12:06:46 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: musicman

Keyboard ! LOL...which I’d said that.


32 posted on 11/01/2012 12:09:57 PM PDT by chiller (Sky is the limit with max T-Partiers in the House and Senate to stifle the RINOs)
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To: chiller

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


33 posted on 11/01/2012 12:16:29 PM PDT by pburgh01
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To: PJ-Comix
ALL this early voting should be stopped....period....

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.....

34 posted on 11/01/2012 12:18:05 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: VanDeKoik
In the old days: I don't remember having these Early Voting days at all. Absentee ballots and voting on Election DAY is all we had.

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.

35 posted on 11/01/2012 12:18:35 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: Sacajaweau

The GOP has spent the last week or so happily telling the democrats how many votes they need.


36 posted on 11/01/2012 12:21:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: PJ-Comix

He won’t. He doesn’t take poop from Dems.


37 posted on 11/01/2012 12:24:52 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: Sacajaweau

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.


38 posted on 11/01/2012 12:28:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: PJ-Comix

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.


39 posted on 11/01/2012 12:29:41 PM PDT by kabar
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Long lines are ok. It's hard to vote 5 or 6 times if you have to wait 2 hours each time. Plus having to carry all those changes of clothing and spare ID’s. It's all good.
40 posted on 11/01/2012 12:38:25 PM PDT by AdSimp
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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.


41 posted on 11/01/2012 12:39:16 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: HenryArmitage

The ballot is HUGE this year, with 11 amendments. There are a total of 6 extra-long pages to wade through.


42 posted on 11/01/2012 1:16:01 PM PDT by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


43 posted on 11/01/2012 1:30:25 PM PDT by duffee (Romney 2012, NEWT 2016)
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To: HenryArmitage

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.


44 posted on 11/01/2012 1:40:23 PM PDT by Lucas McCain (Eat a live frog first thing in the morning, and nothing worse will happen for the rest of the day.)
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