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Sat Nov 3, 2012, 03:53 PM

Feds to monitor early voting in Miami-Dade

Source: Miami Herald

Posted on Saturday, 11.03.12
Feds to monitor early voting in Miami-Dade

Democratic U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson said she received several complaints that operatives outside a North Miami Public Library early-voting site are manipulating older immigrants into voting against their intention.

By Charles Rabin
crabin@MiamiHerald.com

Democratic U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson said Friday she alerted federal authorities to political operatives who are preying on older immigrants in an attempt to manipulate their votes at the North Miami Public Library.

Thatís why, she said, the U.S. Justice Department announced Friday that it will monitor early voting in Miami-Dade. Federal investigators are monitoring just two other U.S. counties ó Dallas and Harris in Texas.

Wilson, a Miami Gardens Democrat, said her office has received several complaints of people assisting older immigrants into the library, and manipulating them into voting for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Wilson said she also complained that Gov. Rick Scott declined to extend early voting hours in Miami-Dade, despite long lines.

Assisting people in voting booths is allowed, so long as the voter and the assistant fill out affidavits available at the sites. Miami-Dade elections officials did not know how many such affidavits had been completed at the North Miami Public Library.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/03/3080606/feds-to-monitor-early-voting-in.html#storylink=cpy

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Judi Lynn Nov 2012 OP
defacto7 Nov 2012 #1
elleng Nov 2012 #2
gateley Nov 2012 #3
SleeplessinSoCal Nov 2012 #4
CitizenPatriot Nov 2012 #5
HockeyMom Nov 2012 #8
hopeful68 Nov 2012 #6
AsahinaKimi Nov 2012 #7

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 03:54 PM

1. It's a start...

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 03:56 PM

2. Yes but kind of late, isn't it?

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 04:00 PM

3. Yeah -- I wonder about all those votes that were tampered with, in one way or another.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 04:03 PM

4. Cheaters shouldn't prosper!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 04:04 PM

5. can you imagine

if a Democrat cut absentee ballot voting just to hurt GOP turnout? I am so sick of these fascist obstructionists I could scream.

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Response to CitizenPatriot (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 04:51 PM

8. I am writing down phone numbers

if they give me any problems this time voting like my first time voting in Florida, I will STAY there calling everyone I possibly can until I get satisfaction.

I won't take it again.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 04:17 PM

6. As a Floridian...

Voter suppression in Florida abounds!!! I am suprised Rick Scott would allow even this bit of supervision....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 04:40 PM

7. They should take an ax

to all the voter machines.. and allow only paper ballots.

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