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Thu Feb 2, 2017, 01:39 PM

Wait, 70,000 mostly black Detroit voters and now 161,000 in FL not voting

for president but voting for down ticket?

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/elections/161000-florida-voters-failed-to-vote-for-president/2311722

The Detroit info is everywhere.

Record breaking numbers in FL, double the norm. Look, this election was not only influenced by our enemy, which would require a new election, but it was stolen outright.


TALLAHASSEE The number of Florida voters who failed to cast a valid ballot for president spiked during the 2016 election, in what appears to have been a significant protest over their choices.

State officials released a report this week showing more than 161,000 of the electorate did not cast a valid vote for president in November. The rate of invalid votes for president in 2016 was more than double the rate it was in 2012 and 2008.

This number includes those who wrote an invalid name on the ballot, like Mickey Mouse, or left the ballot blank. It also includes those who voted for more than one candidate.

Republican Donald Trump won Florida and its 29 electoral votes by defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton by nearly 113,000 votes.

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Reply Wait, 70,000 mostly black Detroit voters and now 161,000 in FL not voting (Original post)
Eliot Rosewater Feb 2017 OP
putitinD Feb 2017 #1
Lindsay Feb 2017 #3
agenasolva Feb 2017 #2
Lindsay Feb 2017 #4
pintobean Feb 2017 #5
phylny Feb 2017 #8
DaleFromWPB Feb 2017 #6
Thrill Feb 2017 #7
nikibatts Feb 2017 #12
mythology Feb 2017 #9
lpbk2713 Feb 2017 #10
ffr Feb 2017 #11
erpowers Feb 2017 #13
Eliot Rosewater Feb 2017 #14

Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 01:52 PM

1. Suprise! they cheated AGAIN!

You can always tell who the Democrats are, Just look for the big "Kick-Me" sign on their back.

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Response to putitinD (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 01:56 PM

3. And you can tell the Rethugs

by their philosophy of "Win if you can, lose if you must, but ALWAYS CHEAT."

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 01:55 PM

2. It was an illegitimate election

 

And now we have an illegitimate President

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Response to agenasolva (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 01:56 PM

4. I agree.

And welcome to DU!

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 02:04 PM

5. I know four people who didn't vote for president

 

but voted the rest of the ballot. They all felt that the choices were horrible.

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Response to pintobean (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 02:09 PM

8. Had it been me, I'd have written someone in before leaving my ballot blank n/t

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 02:06 PM

6. Just Curious ...

 

"Look, this election was not only influenced by our enemy, which would require a new election, but it was stolen outright."

Where in the Constitution did you find the provision that an election influenced by our enemy requires a do-over?

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 02:07 PM

7. Of course. It's a fact. When Black voters come out

In big numbers. Republicans don't win. They know it too

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Response to Thrill (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 02:11 PM

12. Wonder what kept so many blacks from voting?

 

It's not like Trump didn't tell them who he is.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 02:11 PM

9. Your title doesn't match the article

 

It clearly explains that those 161,000 ballots includes those who double voted or voted for an invalid candidate.

Pretending that it's only people who didn't vote for President and thus is proof something was amiss is sketchy at best.

Complaining the number to previous elections doesn't really work considering how unpopular both candidates were and the presence of Sanders being perceived by some of his supporters as the only true Democrat and Clinton as no better than Trump. Obviously overall that was a small percentage of Sanders' supporters, but it's another factor that makes a straight comparison to previous elections an incorrect comparison.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 02:11 PM

10. ... or left the ballot blank




Seems like it would not be too difficult to instruct the machine to count
every say fifth (D) vote as "unable to read" . Then the ballot would be void.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 02:11 PM

11. I actually could justify that. I did the same for downticket R seats. If only Rs were candidates,

I left them blank out of protest.

Our GE came down to what the public was thinking in the last 11 days before the election when Comey was violating the Hatch Act, Assage (sp?) and Russian trolls were dumping anti-Hillary Russian Television propaganda out.

Remember, HRC had a 66% approval rating when she left the Senate in 2009 and enjoyed high approval ratings as SoS, so people loved the job she did. But 24/7 RW media turned this into a horse race.

Now look at what we've got!

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 03:38 PM

13. Trump is Vulnerable

These numbers show that Donald Trump is very vulnerable. It would be very easy for a Democrat to once again win Florida and Michigan. If a Democrat were to win Florida and Michigan Donald Trump would have a hard time winning reelection.

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Response to erpowers (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 03:42 PM

14. Democrats did win FL and MI, but their votes werent counted.

I have said since election day Trump did not get more votes in those 4 states that are talked about.

I know it, I am certain of it.

If it will ever be proven, I dont know. But I am certain of it. Having said that, it would have helped if those idiots voting 3rd party had read up on how a two party system works before helping elect the dictator.

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