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Fri Jun 5, 2020, 07:54 PM

Why they vote in Florida:

New York state will usually go Democratic in a presidential election.
Florida is a swing state.

My daughter's father-in-law has homes on Cape Cod and in Florida.
He's a right winger.
He KNOWS his vote won't matter in liberal Massachusetts, but MIGHT in Florida.
So he registers in Florida.

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trof Jun 5 OP
rgbecker Jun 5 #1
trof Jun 5 #2
Gothmog Jun 5 #3
HotTeaBag Jun 5 #4
Wellstone ruled Jun 5 #5
Retrograde Jun 5 #6
Sancho Jun 5 #7

Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 08:01 PM

1. Follow the Money. No Florida income tax.

Voting there helps establish residency and tax free status.

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Response to rgbecker (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 08:02 PM

2. That too.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 08:29 PM

4. My wife did the same thing in 2008, 2012 and 2016.

She's from Pittsburgh and kept her parent's address to vote absentee in PA while living here in New York where the Democratic vote wouldn't matter as much.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 08:39 PM

5. Try this,livied in the

Minnesota and owned a Recreational lot across from a major lake in South Dakota. Could have claimed Sodak location as our Domicile for Tax purposes as per South Dakota Laws.

Requirement is thus. All you needed was your Real Estate tax statement,a Utility Bill and registrar to vote in your properties county. Now,here is the tricky part(fraud)if you live in Minnesota and claim such situation and your Employer does not take State Withholding,and if you own Real Estate in Minnesota,you Real Estate Tax Statement is subject to Second Home Status or Recreational Status,meaning you Real Estate Taxes per Valuation may,and usually are assessed at the highest percentage of value.

So,thinking you are going to save a ton of bucks,will you might in the short run,but,chances are when you sell your Minnesota property,you might end up paying all State Payroll Taxes you tried of avoid plus 8% interest back to the filing change of Domicile.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 08:43 PM

6. In 2000 GWB won Florida

by less than 600 votes statewide. So yes, a relative handful of two-address people can swing the state.

If Florida is their main residence - i.e., if they reside there more than half the year - that's fine. If they reside somewhere else most of the time but vote in Florida - that's iffy. If they vote in both places, well, that's definitely a felony and should be treated as such. And we've seen how Florida traditionally feels about felons voting.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 08:47 PM

7. Lock 'em up!

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