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Mon Nov 5, 2018, 06:07 AM

Hurricane Michael's devastation in GOP rich panhandle could affect election

From the Tallahassee Democrat (Tallahassee's daily paper):

https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/hurricane/2018/11/02/hurricane-michaels-devastation-impacts-gop-rich-panhandle-counties/1858326002/

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Reply Hurricane Michael's devastation in GOP rich panhandle could affect election (Original post)
The Blue Flower Nov 2018 OP
janterry Nov 2018 #1
Hortensis Nov 2018 #2
Achilleaze Nov 2018 #3
RockaFowler Nov 2018 #4

Response to The Blue Flower (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 06:18 AM

1. Scott eased voting in those areas, despite what he did

previously

From the article:

"“I have major concerns that there is a dual standard when it comes to relaxing voting rules,” said Daniel Smith, a University of Florida professor who researches state voting data and trends. “The same governor that allowed for voting exemptions in a natural disaster did not do the same in 2012 when there was a man-made disaster.”

In 2012, a year after Scott signed a law that eliminated early voting the Sunday before Election Day, voters in Broward and Palm Beach counties, two Democratic strongholds, waited for hours to cast their ballots prior to Election Day. Lawmakers eliminated early voting the Sunday before Election Day after Democrats turned up in droves that day in 2008.

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Response to The Blue Flower (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 06:45 AM

2. Well, one Florida chicken coming home to roost -- maybe.

As the article says, population is isn't the heaviest but important because it's so deeply and reliably red. And that means large numbers will vote. Wonder how many have moved away from their district?

“Voting is holy, like my Second Amendment right,” Buddy Simon said. “Like me, most people I know will crawl on their hands and knees to the polls.”


This is why they win in spite of being a minority, of course. He's a complete, total idiot, but so committed that he'll crawl on his knees to keep the CO2 and methane pumping into the atmosphere.

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Response to The Blue Flower (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 06:53 AM

3. "We republicans are doing a heck of a job." - Dirty Donny* (R)

* aka republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief

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Response to The Blue Flower (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 06:59 AM

4. We drove through that area last week

The damage is wide-spread for a good 60 miles on I-10. Once I got to Tallahassee (a big Democratic city) the damage was very minimal. I don't know how the people who live in Chipley or Marianna or Panama City or Mexico Beach will even be able to find a location to vote. But, this area is not as populated as the areas further east and west. My mother lives in the Ft Walton Beach area and they saw really no damage.

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