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Mon May 3, 2021, 04:17 PM

Florida Election Rigging Law Backfires And Makes It Harder For Republicans To Vote

https://www.politicususa.com/2021/05/03/florida-election-rigging-law-backfires.html


Posted on Mon, May 3rd, 2021 by Jason Easley
Florida Election Rigging Law Backfires And Makes It Harder For Republicans To Vote


Florida Republicans have realized that their election rigging bill makes it harder for Republicans to vote.

The Washington Post reported:

As Gruters’s Senate Bill 90 was debated in the legislature this year, some Republicans privately expressed worry that it could further undercut the party’s ability to encourage mail voting — particularly among military voters and the elderly, who overwhelmingly use that method to cast their ballots.

One former state party official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to relay private conversations said some Republicans briefly discussed whether lawmakers could exempt those two groups from the provision
requiring voters to request mail ballots every election cycle. “Key lawmakers said, ‘You can’t do that,’ ” the former official said. “It would raise equal protection problems.”


The election security smokescreen floated by Republicans is a lie. The goal of the election rigging laws is to target voters who are likely to vote for Democrats while leaving Republican voters unharmed. Republicans are attempting to purge the electorate of Democratic voters, but in Florida, they used a sledgehammer instead of a scalpel, and the result is that they may disenfranchise their own voters.

Republicans are writing laws to help them cheat in elections. Their true motive could never be made clearer than their consideration of exempting their own voters from the election rigging laws.

Trump’s Big Lie may have the unintended consequence of gutting the vote by mail system that Republicans depend on to win in Florida.

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babylonsister May 3 OP
TheRealNorth May 3 #1
superpatriotman May 3 #5
Lovie777 May 3 #2
PoindexterOglethorpe May 3 #3
CaliforniaPeggy May 3 #4
Pepsidog May 3 #6
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Jon King May 3 #10
Nexus2 May 3 #11
keithbvadu2 May 3 #12

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 04:19 PM

1. I am sure there will be "remedies"

That they will pass for their voters.

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Response to TheRealNorth (Reply #1)

Mon May 3, 2021, 04:32 PM

5. They're on it!

Already trying to exempt seniors and the military. Next it will be zip codes within one mile of the ocean, and the task will be complete.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 04:20 PM

2. Across board, republican fucked up voting suppression laws . . .

hurt republican voters as well and to my understanding it's fewer of them than us.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 04:27 PM

3. And of course, they could not possibly have

figured that out ahead of time.

Idiots.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 04:28 PM

4. Oh, where IS my violin???



They are freaking idiots.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 05:47 PM

6. Tell people they can't do something, or making it harder to do something is going to fail. I suspect

Stacy Abrams types will pop up and mobilize an army of people willing to help other people make sure they can vote. I sure hope these laws backfire spectacularly.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 06:14 PM

7. How often are there "unintended consequences?

Too damned always. You'd think they'd learn SOMETHING occasionally. The Gang That Couldn't Keep Their Lies Straight.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 06:17 PM

8. Fucking Treasonous Asshole Dumbshits.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 06:20 PM

9. I think many of these laws are going to backfire

Among other things, they're going to discover that white Republican voters are not as hardy and dedicated as Black
and Brown Democratic voters - and those folks will never stand in a long line or jump through a bunch of hoops in order to vote, the way voters of color do. They'll just stay home and complain.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 06:42 PM

10. As Florida residents, our biggest change is no automatic absentee ballots anymore.

We are used to getting ballots for every election sent to us automatically. Now we will have to request the ballots for each election. You better believe we will be sure to request every single ballot and vote Dem every time.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 06:55 PM

11. Only one thing to say

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 07:04 PM

12. 1+

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