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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:33 AM
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State: Purge felon voters on list
http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/8600742.htm?1c

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"Six months before a presidential election that is again expected to be decided by a narrow margin in Florida, state officials ordered local election supervisors Wednesday to begin purging voter rolls of felons -- a move that may take as many as 40,000 people off the rolls, many of them likely to be black Democrats.

The state Division of Elections is turning the list over to local election supervisors in all 67 counties, and has ordered them to make sure to remove any felons whose voting rights have not been restored. The state says a preliminary check shows as many as 40,000 former felons are still registered to vote.

''As part of our quality assurance testing, felon and clemency information was run against a copy of the current voter registration database and has identified over 40,000 potential felon matches statewide,'' wrote Ed Kast, director of the state Division of Elections, in a memo sent out to election supervisors on Wednesday."

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amber dog democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:43 AM
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1. In Texas, ex felons are re instated
In most cases within a couple of years after being released ex felons are allowed to vote. Once time has been served and the ex felon has demonstrated responsible behavior, there is no reason to dis enfranchise someone permanently.

I am surprised we are this enlightened here.
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ima_sinnic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:01 AM
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2. but it's okay for "ex"-felons to hold public office
Edited on Thu May-06-04 07:01 AM by ima_sinnic
there are at least 6 of them in BushCo, convicted felons from Iran-Contra

what sleazy fucking hypocrites
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:32 AM
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3. Is this 40,000 over and above all those removed in 2000?
Edited on Thu May-06-04 07:34 AM by RC
Eventually only rebugs will be able to vote on Florida. What a concept, huh?
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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:22 AM
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4. yes -Jeb stalled the repair of the 2000 list - so this is 40000 additional
Last I looked a the list - the 2000 list - the list producing company said it was 93% incorrect, with 40000 to 50000 (minimum) obvious errors - but they had restored only about 10000 names because Jeb refused to just throw the 2000 list out - so you need a lot of personal effort to do the administrative steps to stop being screwed in Florida when the GOP are in charge.

Jeb is doing the GOP thing to the minority vote.
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retread Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:47 PM
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5. Same list and same company as last time??
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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 10:25 PM
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6. jeb lost this in court
and was ordered to reinstate the wrongly purged.
he stalled through his own 02 election and has still not complied.
i dont know why someone doesnt take this into court and get and injunction against it and get him found in contempt.

wexler, graham, meek...where the hell are you?

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retread Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-04 02:01 PM
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7. Right, it is my understanding this list is compiled by Department
of Corrections?? Jeb reveals another reason for putting cronies in office. Not only to loot the public treasury but to steal the election for *.
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