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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:05 AM
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Florida Elections are going to get MUCH worse!
Sweeping elections-law overhaul clears committee

By JAMES L. ROSICA
Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Over the objections of county elections supervisors and public-interest groups, a bill that would make numerous changes to Florida's elections law cleared a House subcommittee on Friday.

The Government Operations Subcommittee voted up the bill on Friday by a party-line tally of 9-4. Its sponsor, state Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, said the changes will get the state's Elections Code in "ship-shape" for the next election cycle and the redrawing of congressional and legislative district lines.

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But critics such as Ion Sancho, Leon County's six-term Supervisor of Elections, said the changes are meddlesome and unneeded.

"This is just partisan shenanigans raising its head again," said Sancho, one of the three Florida county elections supervisors - out of 67 - who are not party-affiliated.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/04/01/2145478/sweeping-...
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:10 AM
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1. Republicans play for keeps.
Some day democratic officials will figure that out.

Any way - this is discouraging news.
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:32 AM
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2. +1 Abolutely! nt
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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:46 AM
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3. Well past time for pitchforks in Florida
they have run completely amok
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