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AP: Court: Foley Voters May See Name List
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Court: Foley Voters May See Name List

Associated Press Writer

October 27, 2006, 7:04 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Voters deciding on a replacement for disgraced Rep.
Mark Foley may be provided with a list of candidates in the race as they
enter the voting booth next month, an appeals court ruled Friday.

Foley's name will appear on the Nov. 7 ballot because his resignation came
too late to make changes after revelations that the Florida Republican sent
lurid electronic messages to male teenage congressional pages. A replacement
GOP candidate, Joe Negron, is running in Foley's place.

Republicans proposed posting signs at polling places that explained a vote
for Foley would go to Negron to avoid voter confusion. But Democrats
challenged the idea in court, saying it would amount to a last-minute plug
for Negron.

A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeals ruled Friday that
providing notices was fine, but only if the notices include other candidates'
names. The court did not address how the information should be given out --
such as whether the notices can be handed to voters or posted.


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  -AP: Court: Foley Voters May See Name List Eugene  Oct-27-06 06:40 PM   #0 
  - I hope the Dems appeal this higher. n/t  MaineDem   Oct-27-06 06:52 PM   #1 
  - This is begging for abuse if the ruling was that thin.  Kagemusha   Oct-27-06 06:53 PM   #2 
  - There is nothing wrong  Taoschick   Oct-27-06 07:06 PM   #3 
  - i kinda agree. we're gonna win that one anyway.  truthisfreedom   Oct-27-06 08:30 PM   #6 
  - There is a difference between informing folks and promoting a candidate to folks.  w4rma   Oct-28-06 04:51 AM   #8 
  - I understand what you are saying.........  Rebellious Republican   Oct-28-06 08:13 AM   #9 
     - It's not promoting a candidate  Taoschick   Oct-28-06 05:55 PM   #11 
        - But the ballot is not inaccurate or screwed up.  Ms. Toad   Oct-28-06 06:41 PM   #12 
        - Well, if the issue ever comes up in New Mexico........  Rebellious Republican   Oct-29-06 08:33 AM   #13 
           - What ramifications  Taoschick   Oct-29-06 12:25 PM   #14 
              - "What ramifications" now you are catching on, my question exactly.  Rebellious Republican   Oct-29-06 05:24 PM   #15 
  - They are legislating from the bench.  Rose Siding   Oct-27-06 08:11 PM   #4 
  - While I can't stand Repukes  Codeine   Oct-27-06 08:21 PM   #5 
  - Then there will be a 'glich' at the printers and only Negron's name  angstlessk   Oct-28-06 04:16 AM   #7 
  - This will confuse Republican voters.  geek tragedy   Oct-28-06 01:52 PM   #10 

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