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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:58 AM

Florida Guv Orders Review Of Voting Process

Source: TPM

Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) ordered a review of the voting process in his state Saturday after voters in some counties spent up to seven hours in line on Election Day to vote, CNN reports.

"We are glad that so many voters made their voices heard in this election, but as we go forward we must see improvements in our election process," Scott said in a statement. "I have asked Secretary of State Ken Detzner to review this general election and report on ways we can improve the process after all the races are certified.

The review will focus particularly on areas where the lines were long.

"As part of this evaluation, Secretary Detzner will meet with county election supervisors, who are elected or appointed to their position - especially those who ran elections in counties where voters experienced long lines of four hours or more," Scott said in the statement. "We need to make improvements for Florida voters and it is important to look at processes on the state and the county level. We will carefully review suggestions for bettering the voting process in our state."

The number of votes cast rose from 8.3 million in 2008 to 8.5 million in 2012 in Florida, according to CNN, while early voting was shortened from two weeks in 2008 to eight days this year.

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Reply Florida Guv Orders Review Of Voting Process (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
DURHAM D Nov 2012 #1
mucifer Nov 2012 #2
Justice Nov 2012 #14
1monster Nov 2012 #53
wordpix Nov 2012 #59
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #3
FarPoint Nov 2012 #4
DippyDem Nov 2012 #5
HockeyMom Nov 2012 #6
beac Nov 2012 #7
MissNostalgia Nov 2012 #9
DebJ Nov 2012 #19
LisaL Nov 2012 #24
Daniel537 Nov 2012 #38
myrna minx Nov 2012 #49
DBoon Nov 2012 #55
ancianita Nov 2012 #8
gademocrat7 Nov 2012 #10
avebury Nov 2012 #11
heaven05 Nov 2012 #12
Thinkingabout Nov 2012 #13
Flashmann Nov 2012 #15
LisaL Nov 2012 #28
patricia92243 Nov 2012 #16
AndyA Nov 2012 #17
Botany Nov 2012 #18
SDjack Nov 2012 #20
oswaldactedalone Nov 2012 #21
Lochloosa Nov 2012 #35
CarmanK Nov 2012 #22
LisaL Nov 2012 #23
oswaldactedalone Nov 2012 #25
LisaL Nov 2012 #26
loudsue Nov 2012 #30
lalalu Nov 2012 #27
LisaL Nov 2012 #29
valerief Nov 2012 #31
rockbluff botanist Nov 2012 #32
JanT Nov 2012 #33
Turbineguy Nov 2012 #34
4lbs Nov 2012 #36
FreeBC Nov 2012 #37
SoFlaJet Nov 2012 #39
kestrel91316 Nov 2012 #40
santamargarita Nov 2012 #41
ffr Nov 2012 #42
Fuddnik Nov 2012 #43
lark Nov 2012 #44
Raster Nov 2012 #45
Coyotl Nov 2012 #46
Blasphemer Nov 2012 #47
Coyotl Nov 2012 #48
Mr.Bill Nov 2012 #50
SunSeeker Nov 2012 #51
alp227 Nov 2012 #56
vdogg Nov 2012 #52
TomCADem Nov 2012 #54
alp227 Nov 2012 #57
ChairmanAgnostic Nov 2012 #58
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:00 AM

1. What an ASS.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:00 AM

2. Someone is afraid of losing his next election.

He should be in jail. Voter suppression should be illegal. It amazes me that it's not.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:12 AM

14. You are correct. NOW he cares...

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Response to mucifer (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:36 PM

53. There was an article in yesterday's local paper about how Scott was trying to improve

his reputation with the voters of Florida. We are to expect a kinder, gentler Rick Scott.

I just hope it doesn't blur the memories of those in this state who despise the guy. Unfortunately, I live in a part of the state where the Republicans are so indoctrinated that they will vote for anyone who has an R after their names even when they know that person will screw them over in a heartbeat...

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Response to mucifer (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:27 PM

59. as Rick Perry said, "OOPS" - and he KNOWS why the lines are long since he was the one

who cut the no. of voting days and hours.

OOOOOOPS!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:00 AM

3. He knows his days are numbered.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:01 AM

4. Posturing...

Veil of delusion.....from the "concerned Governor".

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:02 AM

5. He noticed the long lines?? Ya right. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:02 AM

6. Computer Voting, without a paper trail,

which can be be hacked to switch votes. Bet on it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:03 AM

7. Translation:

"After EVERYTHING I did to suppress them, I want to know HOW so many damn Democrats STILL managed to vote!"

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Response to beac (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:06 AM

9. LOL

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Response to beac (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:24 AM

19. You nailed it! n/t

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Response to beac (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:35 AM

24. Good one.

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Response to beac (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:50 AM

38. Yes, sir.

It wouldn't surprise one bit if his "solution" is to further reduce early voting days or knock more people off the rolls. 2014 is on the horizon and he knows he's in deep shit.

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Response to beac (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:24 PM

49. Yep!

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Response to beac (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:47 AM

55. beat me to it

nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:06 AM

8. Yeah, after all the memory cards have been removed from the central tabulators.

Who the hell does he think he's kidding.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:07 AM

10. Not good enough, Scott.

Your approval rate in is the low 30's. You are on your way out.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:09 AM

11. They can start by looking at Scott! nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:11 AM

12. Man!!!!

How can they think people are so stupid. This is insulting to the highest degree. Lying SOS!!!!!!!!!!! I really am getting tired of these so-called 'leaders' treating people with such obvious disrespect. They better vote this ass out soon, because never forget floridians voted him into office.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:11 AM

13. I wonder if his backers will stand in lines for seven hours to vote for him.

He should be made to answer for his wrong deeds and lose his re-election. He has shown an inability to governor, he is an obstructor.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:13 AM

15. Florida Guv Orders Review Of Voting Process

DUMBASS!!!!....The time to pretend you give a shit was the day of,and before the election.....

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:40 AM

28. Next thing we know, OH SOS Husted will be trying to figure out why lines were long in OH.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:17 AM

16. He stopped the rail that was to be built and Florida hated him. Hopefully this will put the final

nail in his coffin. In the meantime, some real updates to Florida's system need to be undertaken.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:21 AM

17. Florida voters knew what he was when they voted for him

They shouldn't be surprised that he's still a snake.

Agree with the comments that he's now trying to cover his corrupt butt. Who could have predicted long lines after cutting early voting and taking steps to intentionally suppress the votes of registered Democrats?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:23 AM

18. Florida Guv Orders Review Of Voting Process ..... AFTER THE ELECTION

BTW why isn't Scott in jail for his scams?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:28 AM

20. Scott's strategy could have worked. He actually did suppress the vote,

but not by enough. Some folks had to leave before voting. A heavy rain would have clinched it for the GOP. Now, he will use this review to see how to tighten the strategy to reduce the 47% voting more.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:29 AM

21. Recall election anyone?

Is that available in Florida?

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Response to oswaldactedalone (Reply #21)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:37 AM

35. Short answer. No.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:32 AM

22. NOT GOOD ENUF. THE DOJ has to investigate and some ppl need to go to JAIL for criminal acts

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:34 AM

23. I can tell him without any review-cutting early voting days nearly in half contributed to long

lines both during early voting and during election day. But then I am sure he knows that already.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:35 AM

25. In NC

we have half the voters than Florida yet had 18 days of early voting including 5 weekend days. I don't know how the rest of the counties were set up, but in Guilford County we had 13 early voting sites(population here doesn't exceed .5 mil,) and after nine days another seven or so were opened. They weren't added they had already been scheduled in some of the more outlying areas.

63% of 2008 totals in NC had voted before election day. Of course, we had a Dem governor and SOS who set it up. Now, with the Repuke governor and super majorities in the State House and Senate coming in, who knows what'll happen. At least the Dem SOS was re-elected. I want to see the Gov and his minions try to lessen early voting in this state.

There's no way we'll stand for it here.

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Response to oswaldactedalone (Reply #25)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:38 AM

26. You guys did everything you could.

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Response to oswaldactedalone (Reply #25)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:49 AM

30. North Carolina electing that "super majority" was due to so much Koch money.

The repukes really outdid themselves on cash. Even little small-county commissioners were given a million or so by the superpacs.

Plus, the vote tallies in my county were really suspect. The number AND percentage of voters who voted straight dem ticket would not sync with the county voting more votes for Rmoney. When I went to vote, there was NOT ONE democrat helping with the election. Alll tables were filled with repukes.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:40 AM

27. Will these drama queens please exit the stage.

 

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Response to lalalu (Reply #27)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:41 AM

29. I bet he knows his days as Governor are numbered-assuming people are actually able to vote.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:51 AM

31. FUCK YOU, YOU MEDICARE FRAUD CRIMINAL AND ELECTION FRAUD CRIMINAL! nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:00 AM

32. The only people who like this moran are other white trash teabaggers!

I am a Florida native and believe me, he will not be able to win in this state again. There are not enough votes in the yankee gated communities where he feels comfortable. After having all of his amendments go down in flames, he is toast! Utterly humiliated. Good!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:02 AM

33. oh please

does anyone in florida really believe that he is concerned? he is just trying to save himself at the next election.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:17 AM

34. Not surprising.

His game plan failed.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:48 AM

36. He cuts back early voting days and early voting hours, then wonders why the lines are so long

on voting day?

It's simple ARITHMETIC.

If you have 100,000 people vote per early voting day and you had 10 early voting days, then cut back the number of voting days to 5, you should expect an extra 500,000 people on the regular voting day!

The number of overall voters won't diminish just because you decrease the early voting days. You just get more voters on each day.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:50 AM

37. The fox ordering a review of the henhouse.

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:56 AM

39. Simple solution

My mom works at a polling station and she told me that when they did the training that they brought in 50 machines but on Tuesday they were all shocked to find only 14 machines. Any wonder why there were long lines in all democratic precincts....my wife, son, and I waited almost 2 hours ON ELECTION DAY, along with I'd say 120 out of the 142 people who were lined up when they counted when we arrived. BUT....not one of us left

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:04 PM

40. Of course he wants a review - the lines were supposed to be

MUCH LONGER and voting was supposed to be much more difficult and far fewer people were supposed to be allowed to vote.

He's very angry at the outcome and he wants to fix the problem that allowed Obama to win Florida.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:05 PM

41. This way of stealing and suppressing the vote didn't work.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:40 PM

42. ^^^^ All the above.

Clueless incompetence.

GOP. Great at getting elected. Terrible at governing.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:43 PM

43. Hint: Look at the asshole behind your desk, Rick.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:19 PM

44. Hey Ahole, Criminal Governor Scott

Where are all the jobs you promised? FL has one of the worst job loss records in the nation under your reign. Cutting teachers pay and the number of teachers, firefighters and policemen didn't work out so well for you, did it? Your little rich friends didn't create more jobs with all the tax cuts you gave them. They just banked the money and partied on, gee big surprise there.

You lied and cheated and stole the election last time, but don't think you can do it again. A huge plurality of the folks here loathe you, even Republicans, so you will not win a 2nd time.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:21 PM

45. Oh goodie... The Fox has requested a security audit of the hen house.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:41 PM

46. Long lines may suppress the "wrong" voters.

Elderly people have medical reasons for not being in long lines. Maybe the red vote was too supressed by long lines.
Yes, I am speaking from an assumption, Scott is a partisan player.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #46)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:05 PM

47. OTH, they are more likely to vote absentee

That could be Scott's entire racket - suppression along with encouraging more absentee voting so that his "boleteros" can engage in election fraud.

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Response to Blasphemer (Reply #47)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:09 PM

48. After they get to the long line, right?

You go to the polls expecting normalcy, ease of voting, not many hours standing on your feet.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:33 PM

50. Nothing will change

and he will take full credit for fixing it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:49 PM

51. What BS! Scott KNOWS what the "problem" is. He created it.

He knew cutting early voting in half would create long lines and discourage voters. That is why he did it!

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #51)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:44 AM

56. EXACTLY! Scott=HYPOCRITE.

I'd be happier if a third party like the USDOJ did such a review.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:01 PM

52. What a waste

Of taxpayer money! He knows exactly why the lines for so damn long. It's exactly what the dems told him would happen if early voting was cut in half. Unbelievable.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:02 PM

54. Rick Scott and the True The Vote Types Are Complaining Too Many Minorities Voted?

Only in Florida would the fact that too many people voted be identified as the problem.

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #54)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:44 AM

57. "I don't want everybody to vote." --Paul Weyrich.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:29 PM

58. (Psst, only the white race is certified!)

He causes the problem, now pretends to solve it? Give me a fucking break.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:33 PM

60. Fox orders investigation of why chickens are disappearing from hen house.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:23 PM

61. let me save him some time and money

stop trying to throw roadblocks in the way of people exercising their right to vote.
Look in the mirror.

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