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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:11 PM

Florida Has NO REGRETS Over Voter Suppression



Vote these Weasels OUT!!
Florida Secretary of State A$$-Crack Rick Detzner



Florida’s GOP Secretary Of State Has NO REGRETS, Won’t Say He’s SORRY For Massive Voting Lines



In an interview with CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield earlier today, Florida’s Republican Secretary of State Rick Detzner tried to defend his states dysfunctional election process, which led voters waiting up to six hours in line just to cast their vote. Indeed, as Banfield told Detzner, she spoke to many voters who “tried twice to vote early,” but had to abandon those attempts due to long lines, only to wait another three hours to vote on election day. Yet Detzner appeared completely without remorse for the widespread barriers to voting he presided over.


In what was perhaps the most significant exchange, Banfield asked whether Detzner regrets a Florida law rolling back the number of days when voters could cast an early ballot. Detzner was unremorseful:




BANFIELD: Look, you all decided, with a Republican legislature to cut the early voting days from 14 to 8. For whatever reason you did that, do you regret making that choice, so that all of those people who didn’t get to the polls early stuck themselves in line and wound up waiting so long that many people walked away and were disenfranchised?


DETZNER: Well, let me point out that, while the days were cut, the number of hours were not. We still maintained 96 hours of voting, and it created greater flexibility for the supervisors. Uh, for the first time ever voters could vote during the day for 12 hours during the day, and I can tell you I heard feedback from voters going into election day that they liked the opportunity to vote either in the morning before work or after work. And frankly, I think the turnout is a good representation of the fact that people liked the voting hours and the flexibility that the supervisors had.

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Reply Florida Has NO REGRETS Over Voter Suppression (Original post)
Segami Nov 2012 OP
Salviati Nov 2012 #1
PDJane Nov 2012 #2
graegoyle Nov 2012 #3
geckosfeet Nov 2012 #5
Diclotican Nov 2012 #4
ffr Nov 2012 #6

Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:15 PM

1. We need to take the govenorship, so we can get someone competent in that office.

I'm tired of Florida being an embarassment to our country.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:19 PM

2. Time to put these people on notice.

Honestly, this is obscene. I've never had to wait more than 30 minutes to vote, and I've voted in every election since I came of age. And at that, I usually get fed coffee or tea. What is wrong with a country that will tolerate this?

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:22 PM

3. +1 for journalistic disgust!

I believe that this is the same woman from the "Speak English?" video; other than a little bit of unpreparedness--not having the person-on-the-street interview ready before-hand--that piece was not offensive.

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Response to graegoyle (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:56 PM

5. except for the gop asshole defending waiting in a 3 hour line to vote

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:55 PM

4. Segami

Segami

To have something to regret - you need to have a soul to feel regret with - he doesn't have any soul to feel regret with - and therefore can stand on national TV, and say everything was okay... Even when they was trying their best to steal that election to..

I hope now, that it is clear what happened in so many US states - that a real housecleaning is in the books, a house-cleaning where the criminals end up in a prison cell after been found guilty of crimes... I think mr Rick Detzner would look lovely in a orange jumper...

Diclotican

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:34 PM

6. CNN is growing a pair. Good on her for pressing the question

UnAmerican Republicans once again.

VOTE THEM OUT or start impeachment proceedings. Ridiculous!

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