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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-31-11 05:01 PM
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FL: Elections supervisors in key counties refuse to implement Rick Scott's new law

Elections supervisors in key counties refuse to implement new law

By Marc Caputo, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau

TALLAHASSEE The elections supervisor in Rick Scott's home county refuses to recognize a new law the governor signed out of concerns that the U.S. Department of Justice hasn't decided whether it violates a law protecting minority voters.

In a letter to the state's elections division, Collier County Elections Supervisor Jennifer Edwards pointed out that her county is one of five in Florida that needs Justice Department pre-approval "or preclearance" under the 1965 Voting Rights Act before it makes any voting changes.

"Since assuming office in 2000, it has been my practice to meticulously comply with the requirements," she wrote May 21. "The purpose of this letter is to inform you that due to our 'covered' status, I will not implement any changes resulting from the Governor's signing of CS/CS/HB 1355 until we receive notification that the bill has been precleared by the U.S. Department of Justice."

Supervisors from the other four Florida counties Hillsborough, Monroe, Hendry and Hardee joined Edwards in her opposition. At the same time, the state was planning to inform the five counties that they wouldn't have to comply until the Justice Department gives its tentative "preclearance" approval, said Chris Cate, a Florida Division of Elections spokesman.

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HockeyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-31-11 05:40 PM
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1. "Lookee here, we got a Democrat"
the election supervisor shouted as I was shuffled to a special set of machines (Presidential election) just for DEMOCRATS. This was in NAPLES, "hometown" of Rick Scott, the Carpetbagger.

Collier County is RIGGED. No ifs, ands, or buts, about it.
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gejohnston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-01-11 04:17 PM
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2. Wow I wonder how he would react if I showed up.
I have been a registered Green in Citrus County since 1990.
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