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Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:09 PM

Maddow: Democratic voter registration ‘devastated’ in Florida

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Reply Maddow: Democratic voter registration ‘devastated’ in Florida (Original post)
Galraedia Aug 2012 OP
NYC_SKP Aug 2012 #1
xtraxritical Aug 2012 #2
FourScore Aug 2012 #3
defacto7 Aug 2012 #18
aquart Aug 2012 #4
glinda Aug 2012 #5
SunSeeker Aug 2012 #6
Blue Owl Aug 2012 #7
CoffeeCat Aug 2012 #8
bigdarryl Aug 2012 #12
Fuddnik Aug 2012 #15
SkyDaddy7 Aug 2012 #9
bigdarryl Aug 2012 #11
defacto7 Aug 2012 #19
caseymoz Aug 2012 #10
defacto7 Aug 2012 #20
CrispyQ Aug 2012 #28
NBachers Aug 2012 #13
PatSeg Aug 2012 #14
judesedit Aug 2012 #16
judesedit Aug 2012 #17
defacto7 Aug 2012 #21
Flatpicker Aug 2012 #22
OmahaBlueDog Aug 2012 #23
3128 Aug 2012 #24
Nostradammit Aug 2012 #27
3128 Aug 2012 #31
3128 Aug 2012 #33
editor5 Aug 2012 #25
Zen Democrat Aug 2012 #26
Flatpicker Aug 2012 #29
Scuba Aug 2012 #30
CoffeeCat Aug 2012 #32
LovingA2andMI Aug 2012 #34
HopeHoops Aug 2012 #35

Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:34 PM

1. FUCK!

grrrrrrr.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:35 PM

2. Republicans "taking America back" to 1850.

 

Between this poll tax (photo ID's) and easily rigged Diebold voting machines I think the bastards are going to steal another election. God help my country. Vote Democratic!

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:39 PM

3. It's called cheating. n/t

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Response to FourScore (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 02:15 PM

18. It's called treason.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:42 PM

4. Mission accomplished, then.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:58 PM

5. Seriously...isn't it time for an executive order?

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 12:00 AM

6. This scared the crap out of me. Make sure people you know are registered!!!

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 12:09 AM

7. Is the Criminal Convention in Tampa over yet?

n/t

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 12:13 AM

8. Where in the hell are Dem leaders

... On this????

This is outrageous. It is blatant cheating. Theres's no way in hell that we can win if that many voters are prevented from voting.

This is really an epidemic that must be fixed. It's obvious that suppressing the vote and making it harder to vote are an integral part of the Republican strategy.

Really sick!! I just can't sit through another 04 situation where we know they stole it but we are powerless.

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Response to CoffeeCat (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 10:12 AM

12. YEAH isn't the DNC Chairwoman from Florida

She's incompetent to be letting this go by and where the hell is the Justice Department

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Response to CoffeeCat (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 12:25 PM

15. "Democratic Leadership" in Florida is an oxymoron.

There ain't none. County DEC's are pretty much octogenarian social clubs. Any younger talent that comes around with a little bit of energy and enthusiasm gets run out of town. Can't be upsetting the apple cart.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 07:24 AM

9. I am not quiting but...

This election is over...The GOP have effectively made it nearly impossible for Obama to win big states that matter like Florida & Pennsylvania & Ohio.

This country has so much potential yet we are being held back by Christian zealots who are more interested in what I am doing in my bedroom & what women are doing at the doctors office than they are about the future of America!

It is so sad & aggravating.

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Response to SkyDaddy7 (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 02:18 PM

19. so true... so sad... and infuriating

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 10:04 AM

10. Did people expect less?


That's why I think the GOP will take Florida and Pennsylvania, and probably Ohio. More than that, they've gerrymandered themselves into perpetual re-election in other states, and then they can cheat with Diebold in others. Nobody knows how many votes they steal with that.

Then you have conservative judges and the fact that they've blocked Obama's judicial appointments, keeping the bench on the right.

In other words, they're entrenched. Even if this country moves left, even if the ethnic demographic changes so that they're voting numbers decline vastly, they're set to sway policy for decades, if not control it.

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Response to caseymoz (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 02:23 PM

20. My blogs bottom line...

The Anschluß is coming... still holds true.

There may be another war for Independence if the fanatics who breed stupidity and lies rule.

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Response to caseymoz (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 04:06 PM

28. The electoral process is so corrupt & compromised,

I no longer believe we can make change at the ballot box.

I still vote, but not with any enthusiasm or hope.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 10:54 AM

13. I'm sick to my stomach

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 10:56 AM

14. This scared the crap out of me

And that is just Florida. They could steal this election (again).

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 01:22 PM

16. This is a homeland security issue. Where are Holder and Napolitano?! What's going on is criminal.

Get functioning you two. Help us save our country from these home grown terrorists trying to destroy our Constitution and trying to take away the voting rights of legal voters. Get busy.. NOW slackers!...

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 01:24 PM

17. Alex Sink won the Florida election, but Rick Scott bought it with his big bucks. Now we're paying

He sucks the big wienie majorly.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 02:26 PM

21. Treason to the rightist...

Treason to the fanatic is a moving target.

Treason to the rational is basic, simple and specific.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 02:27 PM

22. Isn't voting rights

A federal issue?
Shouldn't Obama be taking a stand against this through the court system?

Or an executive order?

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 03:03 PM

23. It is not too late to register in Florida!!!!

http://gottavote.org/en/FL/get-registered/

FLORIDA

1. GET REGISTERED

Get registered to vote with your current name, at your current address, by 29 days
before Election Day. For the November 2012 general election, you must be registered
by October 9, 2012.

If you mail your voter registration form, it must be postmarked by October 9, 2012.
You can get your registration started right now. Get Registered:
http://www.GottaRegister.com

2. WHAT TO BRING

Florida requires a valid picture identification and a signature to vote. The following
photo IDs will be accepted:
• Florida driver’s license
• Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and
Motor Vehicles
• United States passport
• Debit or credit card
• Military identification
• Student identification
• Retirement center identification
• Neighborhood association identification
• Public assistance identification
If your photo identification does not contain your signature, you can show a second ID
that does. For example: your student photo ID + your debit card.
If you have additional questions about voting in Florida, please contact your local
Supervisor of Elections at
http://election.dos.state.fl.us/SOE/supervisor_elections.shtml or call Florida’s Voter
Assistance Hotline at 1-866-308-6739.


3. VOTE!

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th, 2012. Polls are open from 7 a.m.
until 7 p.m. on Election Day. Any voter who is standing in line at 7 p.m.
is still eligible to cast a vote.
Find your polling place: http://registration.elections.myflorida.com/CheckVoterStatus

Vote Early

Florida has early voting, beginning 10 days before an election and ending on the third
day before the election. Early voting sites and hours are set by the Supervisors of
Elections at least 30 days prior to Election Day.
Note: If you live in Collier, Hardee, Hendry, Hillsborough, or Monroe Counties, early
voting begins 15 days before an election and ends the Saturday or Sunday before the
election. Check with your Supervisor of Elections for the most up-to-date information.

Vote by Mail
Anyone may vote by mail in Florida. To vote by mail, your request for a ballot must be
received by the Supervisor of Elections no later than 5 p.m. on the 6th day before the
election. You can obtain a vote by mail ballot in person up to and including Election
Day. Your ballot must be received by the Supervisor of Elections no later than 7 p.m.
on Election Day.
You can request an absentee ballot:
• In person
• By telephone
• By mail
• Online www.elections.myflorida.com
For the latest information on where, when and how to vote early or absentee, contact
your county Supervisor of Elections.

Get the info:
http://doe.dos.state.fl.us/voting/index.shtml

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 03:38 PM

24. congratulations, they won!

 

we do what democrats do best.
(talk among ourselves)
They know it too!

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Response to 3128 (Reply #24)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 04:06 PM

27. Defeatist claptrap that serves no purpose.

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Response to Nostradammit (Reply #27)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 07:51 PM

31. i hope it would tick people off to DO something!

 

keep hope alive

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 03:56 PM

25. Its called cheating....

 

and the gop has already accomplished their goal. We have to find a way to fight back; or say hello to President Romney and far right nutjob ryan as vp

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 04:03 PM

26. Federal judge poised to nullify restrictions on third-party voter registration in Florida.

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Response to Zen Democrat (Reply #26)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 05:46 PM

29. It's been tossed N/T

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 06:48 PM

30. Um, basic question: does one need to register every year?

If not, wouldn't it make sense that voter registration would decline somewhat after those "big" years?

No, I'm not trying to make excuses for the repubs suppressing the vote, which they are very obviously trying to do.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #30)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 08:42 PM

32. Superb question!!

That is an excellent question. We had unprecedented numbers of Dem voters in 08, so it makes sense that registrations would decline. I'd also like to know if Floridians who registered in 08 are still registered and eligible to vote this Nov??

Hose are important questions! Thanks for asking, and I hope those with knowledge of Fla voting will chime in.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #30)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 10:37 PM

34. This is what I don't understand either...

In 2008, a number of Democrats or Left-Lending individuals registered and VOTED for Barack Obama in 2008. Unless these folks unregistered themselves, where massively kicked off the voter rolls or left the state, they should STILL be eligible to vote.

Look, I have no problems with sounding the alarm and maybe that's what being done in this case. BUT....it seems the RIGHT ACTION, RIGHT NOW is to ensure Floridians who registered in the last four to six years, are STILL REGISTERED to vote.

Also, PLEASE be aware, this election is going to be ugly. The GOP is pulling out all stops to STEAL THIS ELECTION!

Instead of "throwing up or hands", we need to TAKE PROACTIVE action! Call your Township, City, County Clerk....ensure you're on the voting rolls. GET PROOF....i.e. a copy of the document, if you have too.

Either way, be PROACTIVE because being reactive will have many Americans downright sad as hell on November 6th/7th night and the next day!

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 12:07 PM

35. I'm glad the clip ended when it did. I do NOT want to hear her noise.

 

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