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Fri Sep 28, 2012, 04:55 PM

Voter registration problems widening in Florida

Source: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) What first appeared to be an isolated problem in one Florida county has now spread statewide, with election officials in at least seven counties informing prosecutors or state election officials about questionable voter registration forms filled out on behalf of the Republican Party of Florida.

The company said earlier this week that it was cooperating with elections officials in Florida. It said the suspect forms were turned in by one person, who has been fired.

In Florida, it is a third-degree felony to "willfully submit" any false voter registration information, a crime punishable by up to five years in prison.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/voter-registration-problems-widening-florida-154156242--election.html

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Reply Voter registration problems widening in Florida (Original post)
louis-t Sep 2012 OP
2pooped2pop Sep 2012 #1
DollarBillHines Sep 2012 #21
wakemewhenitsover Sep 2012 #39
rfranklin Sep 2012 #2
Dont call me Shirley Sep 2012 #29
PatrynXX Sep 2012 #3
Sedona Sep 2012 #4
TrollBuster9090 Sep 2012 #5
movonne Sep 2012 #26
2pooped2pop Oct 2012 #45
Ash_F Sep 2012 #6
wakemewhenitsover Sep 2012 #40
TrollBuster9090 Sep 2012 #7
silvershadow Sep 2012 #15
NEWYORKDEM Sep 2012 #19
2pooped2pop Oct 2012 #46
NRaleighLiberal Sep 2012 #8
NHDEMFORLIFE Sep 2012 #9
oldhippydude Sep 2012 #11
NHDEMFORLIFE Sep 2012 #16
lexw Sep 2012 #10
Kteachums Sep 2012 #12
flamingdem Sep 2012 #13
Don C. Nuttin Sep 2012 #14
SDjack Sep 2012 #17
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 2012 #20
oldhippydude Sep 2012 #22
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 2012 #18
glowing Sep 2012 #23
Dont call me Shirley Sep 2012 #30
SeattleVet Sep 2012 #42
flying-skeleton Sep 2012 #24
Stuart G Sep 2012 #25
47of74 Sep 2012 #27
AlbertCat Sep 2012 #28
EmeraldCityGrl Sep 2012 #34
NBachers Sep 2012 #31
EmeraldCityGrl Sep 2012 #32
NAO Sep 2012 #33
sandyshoes17 Sep 2012 #37
Uncle Joe Sep 2012 #35
sandyshoes17 Sep 2012 #36
Stuart G Sep 2012 #38
Waltons_Mtn Sep 2012 #41
SeattleVet Sep 2012 #43
Waltons_Mtn Sep 2012 #44

Response to louis-t (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 04:58 PM

1. I kinda doubt it was one person

that did this in at least seven counties.

at least seven counties informing prosecutors or state election officials about questionable voter registration forms filled out on behalf of the Republican Party of Florida.



It said the suspect forms were turned in by one person, who has been fired.

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Response to 2pooped2pop (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 06:01 PM

21. "There's nothing more to see here, please go about your business."

Yeah, that's it.

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Response to 2pooped2pop (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 10:49 AM

39. Good point. Who is this guy? The itinerant voter-frauder?

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 04:59 PM

2. That Republican firm was probably a front for ACORN...

 

they are like zombies roaming the land.

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Response to rfranklin (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 07:44 PM

29. Hope you forgot to put a sarcasm thingy on your comment.

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 05:02 PM

3. don't forget

Acorn went down because they policed themselves. and turned in someone who was cheating. now how big a deal will Fox make of this. nada. (not talking shep smith here. somewhere in the control room someone has a really bad head. So maybe they just have nothing but unpaid interns running the controls there...

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 05:04 PM

4. I hope someone is looking at PA and OH for these assholes!

Just sayin'

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Response to Sedona (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 05:07 PM

5. According to the Colorado story, the company changed it's name last spring to keep one step ahead of

its history of election fraud and dirty tricks.

But, nevertheless, the GOP hired the sleazy company to play those dirty tricks in SEVEN SWING STATES.

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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 06:48 PM

26. Why didn't anyone in this company go to jail...it is a felony..

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Response to movonne (Reply #26)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 08:43 AM

45. felony if you are a dem or poor /middle class

not a malfeasance at all if you are a republican or just rich, apparently.

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 05:10 PM

6. All this time, it was projection. /nt

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Response to Ash_F (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 10:52 AM

40. Bingo.

Classic Republican tactic: accuse Democrats of the very thing Republicans are guilty of.

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 05:10 PM

7. This story has TRACTION. We need to run with it. Here's the most important feature of the story:

This company changed its name last spring because IT HAD A HISTORY OF VOTER FRAUD. The GOP HIRED THEM KNOWING THIS. It was no 'mistake.' They WANTED this guy's company to commit election fraud.

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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 05:50 PM

15. I agree. I hope this story has legs. nt

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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 05:56 PM

19. Despicable

 

The GOP has no credibility, no merit, but a lot of hate and greed.

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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 08:47 AM

46. yes. Outside of being caught, they got exactly

what they paid for.

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 05:16 PM

8. Republicans cannot win on merits/ideas, they can only cheat and steal.

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 05:19 PM

9. Shades of Watergate

This reminds me of the media's coverage - or lack of coverage - during the 1972 campaign. Other than the Washington Post the Watergate break-in itself was treated as a little more than a political prank. There was virtually no effort on the media's part to dig into it except, as noted, the Washington Post.
A story such as this, particularly coming just 12 years after the disaster in Florida in 2000, should be a major story.
About 18 months from now maybe the media will wake up to it.

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Response to NHDEMFORLIFE (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 05:42 PM

11. remember the burglary well....

your rght...Nixon won in a landslide... the difference now is that Watergate became what it was because of the press... that cant happen with todays corporate control of the media..

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Response to oldhippydude (Reply #11)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 05:50 PM

16. Sadly incredible but true n/t

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 05:30 PM

10. Lock 'em up and throw away the key!

Bastards!

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 05:47 PM

12. This is probably why Mitt Romney says he has news today. He is going to win Pa.

They are making up false voters and registering and keeping the Democratic voters from being registered.

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Response to Kteachums (Reply #12)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 05:48 PM

13. Hmm. So maybe he's giving cover to later claim

their internal polling had him up over Obama

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 05:49 PM

14. look in the mirror

The emphasis of Gestalt therapy is on what is being done, thought, and felt at the present moment, rather than on what was, might be, could be, or should have been. The Republicans would be well-advised to look at what they ARE doing. Instead of imagined horribles by people of color who Republicans will never meet in places they will never go.

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 05:53 PM

17. Have police ready to arrest the goper fakers when they show up to vote. nt

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Response to SDjack (Reply #17)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 05:57 PM

20. In droves. Fill the holding cells and the overflows they use against protesters. nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #20)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 06:04 PM

22. my guess is that they will be voting absentee

its the GOP way.. in fact many Republicans have voted absentee for years, to give them cover..

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 05:55 PM

18. It flows from the top whether by wink & nod or overtly and explicitly. nt

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 06:10 PM

23. They have to register fake Republicans in swing states so that on election night when

the computer voting totals are "fixed", it won't look so oddball in a tight race.

Mitt is basically screwed. He's very far down in the polls, they know he's a cooked goose, but that doesn't mean they won't try to mess with down ticket races for the House and the Senate seats up for grabs.

Unfortunately, Mitt is so toxic, he's bringing down their entire house of cards. Karma couldn't hit a nice group of jack asses. KKKarl and the minions need to be mandated away into the history books, and we need to move Forward with addressing real issues.

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Response to glowing (Reply #23)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 07:47 PM

30. Manadated into prison cells!

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Response to glowing (Reply #23)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:35 PM

42. I've heard that they are also registering Democrats, but

making changes on the address or name spelling so that when the person shows up to vote they have problems. One person was using a 4-year-old registration database to create his applications.

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 06:28 PM

24. As usual, maybe a fine here or there BUT nobody will go to jail

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 06:32 PM

25. k & r thanks for posting...nt

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 06:50 PM

27. If I had my way this sort of shit would be...

....punishable by life imprisonment in a SuperMax with no possibility of reprieve or parole.

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 07:26 PM

28. Cooperate with FL election officials all you want

But give it to 'em like ACORN!
But the company out of business!

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #28)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 09:12 PM

34. It doesn't seem to me the firm is putting

up much of an argument. It seems as if there is so little voter fraud out
there committed by Democrats, they have to manufacture their own scandal
in order to support the argument for the bogus voter ID laws they are
attempting to pass. Suppressing the right to vote of potentially millions
of Americans is the real crime.

Not to belittle what has occurred here there is just much more at stake.

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 07:52 PM

31. Suspend the Republican party, candidates, and voters in states where this has happened

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 08:05 PM

32. Same Firm Connected to Girl in Colorado Safeway video

http://kdvr.com/2012/09/28/colorado-gop-dumps-firm-with-ties-to-voter-fraud/


DENVER The Colorado Republican Party has terminated its contract with a firm hired to run voter registration and get-out-the-vote operations here after allegations of fraud, FOX31 Denver has confirmed.

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 08:43 PM

33. there is so little time to address this

even if they are 100% guilty and it's total fraud, once a candidate concedes on the day after election day, it all becomes something to "look at for the future".

Look at 2000. Gore clearly won. There was clear evidence of voter suppression (caging) It's clear that Gore would have won be much higher margins if not for the unethical activities of Katherine Harris.

Gore even fought, but Bush still prevailed.

In 2004 there was plenty of evidence of foul play. But Kerry conceded and the whole thing was forgotten about.

If anything is to be done, IT HAS TO BE DONE NOW!!!!

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Response to NAO (Reply #33)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:12 AM

37. I remember that

It was like getting kicked in the gut.
The exit polls were wrong. (again)

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 09:30 PM

35. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, louis-t.

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:08 AM

36. They are openly trying to steal this election

It is amazing. They are doing everything, I would not put the hacking of the machines off the table. I hope people start going to jail for this stuff. Unbelievable!!!

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 09:01 AM

38. I've looked around, this story is getting some coverage, but not the kind that it should.

I know if it was a Democratic company, it would get more coverage..but ...the media is reporting it, but kinda half ass.
barely..as if this will go away in a day or so.

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:09 PM

41. I pointed this story out to a repuke friend of mine.

He said "Well Democrats have a history of doing the same thing. Look at ACORN." I had to walk away. I wanted to put him through the wall.

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Response to Waltons_Mtn (Reply #41)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 01:38 PM

43. Tell him that ACORN is supposedly why the repubs

got the law changed to make it a felony to submit false information on registration forms in Florida, and now they are getting ready to reap the benefits of that law. Thank him for making it that much easier to prosecute the slimebuckets that are doing it now.

This is a situation where irony meets karma...



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Response to SeattleVet (Reply #43)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 01:43 PM

44. Thanks I will use that.

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