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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:27 PM

Most Florida amendments rejected

Source: Miami Herald

The Florida Legislature loaded up this year’s historically long ballot with 11 lengthy and confusing constitutional amendments — only to see voters reject almost all of them.

Eight of the amendments — including a massive property tax overhaul, abortion restrictions and a “religious freedom” proposal — failed to get the requisite 60 percent vote.

The outcome is a sweeping rejection of the Republican-led Legislature’s push to pile the ballot with long, complicated amendments, clogging precincts and causing voters to wait for hours in some cases. It was the worst outcome for constitutional amendments since 1978, when all nine of the state’s proposed amendments failed.

“This is some heavy lifting the Legislature hoisted onto the people of Florida,” said Deirdre Macnab, president of the League of Women Voters of Florida. “It’s a real tribute to Florida voters that they took the time to research the facts, and they sent the entree back to the kitchen.”

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Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/07/3085417/most-florida-amendments-rejected.html

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:30 PM

1. We told people to vote NO on all these amendments. They were badly worded. Deliberately!

Meant to confuse the voters, have them spend more time holding up voting lines. The Republicans are despicable! Time to get rid of Tricky Rick in 2014.

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:39 PM

4. PLEASE!

DO send that skunk, Scott to the dust bin of history. What a blight on the IQ of voters!

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:40 PM

5. I read them to my Republican husband

deciphering their "legalese", having a Paralegal Degree. Eliminating the Blaine Amendment and public funding of ALL religions, not just Judeo/Christian. No. Exempting Florida from the Affordable Care Act. Unconstitutional by the Supremacy Clause. No. No public funding of abortions, in all circumstances. No.

While he still voted Romney, I got him to vote NO on these.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:31 PM

2. It's really time for all states to tell these Pukes and Baggers

to HIT the ROAD, ya bums!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:36 PM

3. Great news!

Other property tax amendments fared better, with more than 60 percent of voters approving targeted tax relief for veterans (Amendment 2), poor senior-citizens (Amendment 11) and spouses of military veterans killed in the line of action (Amendment 9).

But all other amendments failed by large margins.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/07/3085417/most-florida-amendments-rejected.html#storylink=cpy

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