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Fri Oct 28, 2016, 08:24 AM

Judge fears 25,000 voters won't be eligible for Nov. 8 election

Source: Tampa Bay Times

TALLAHASSEE A federal judge is demanding an explanation from state officials at a hearing today about a backlog in the number of newly registered voters who haven't been verified in time so they can vote in Florida's election.

U.S. District Judge Mark Walker has been tracking the number of unverified applicants, which on Thursday was nearly 25,000 out of 125,000 who registered during a weeklong extension the judge granted after Hurricane Matthew this month.

"It appears that the amount of voters being processed each day has slowed dramatically," Walker wrote in an order late Thursday. "As of now, almost 25,000 voters may or may not have their vote counted in the 2016 general election."

The judge ordered Gov. Rick Scott's top elections official, Secretary of State Ken Detzner, to have his elections division director, Maria Matthews, available to face questions.



Read more: http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/elections/by-the-numbers-breaking-down-the-early-voting-and-mail-ballots-across/2300191



The GOP cannot govern

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Reply Judge fears 25,000 voters won't be eligible for Nov. 8 election (Original post)
HAB911 Oct 2016 OP
Jerry442 Oct 2016 #1
cynzke Oct 2016 #2
BumRushDaShow Oct 2016 #4
DK504 Oct 2016 #18
BumRushDaShow Oct 2016 #24
Igel Oct 2016 #25
BumRushDaShow Oct 2016 #26
PunksMom Oct 2016 #7
jovi Oct 2016 #3
Mc Mike Oct 2016 #5
Dustlawyer Oct 2016 #10
George II Oct 2016 #6
Coyotl Oct 2016 #8
AllyCat Oct 2016 #9
LisaL Oct 2016 #11
CentralMass Oct 2016 #12
bigbrother05 Oct 2016 #13
CentralMass Oct 2016 #23
PatSeg Oct 2016 #14
cstanleytech Oct 2016 #15
HAB911 Oct 2016 #16
HAB911 Oct 2016 #17
Helen Borg Oct 2016 #19
barbtries Oct 2016 #20

Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 08:34 AM

1. "...Slowed dramatically." Who would have thought? NT

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 08:35 AM

2. These voters will be given provisional ballots.

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Response to cynzke (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 08:38 AM

4. Exactly what I was going to post.

(by federal law)

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 10:40 AM

18. Then the votes won't be counted.

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Response to DK504 (Reply #18)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 03:11 PM

24. They have to be added to the tally if they are found valid and from valid voters.

SEC. 302. <<NOTE: 42 USC 15482.>> PROVISIONAL VOTING AND VOTING
INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS.

(a) Provisional Voting Requirements.--If an individual declares that
such individual is a registered voter in the jurisdiction in which the
individual desires to vote and that the individual is eligible to vote
in an election for Federal office, but the name of the individual does
not appear on the official list of eligible voters for the polling place
or an election official asserts that the individual is not eligible to
vote, such individual shall be permitted to cast a provisional ballot as
follows:
(1) <<NOTE: Notification.>> An election official at the
polling place shall notify the individual that the individual
may cast a provisional ballot in that election.
(2) The individual shall be permitted to cast a provisional
ballot at that polling place upon the execution of a written
affirmation by the individual before an election official at the
polling place stating that the individual is--

[[Page 116 STAT. 1707]]

(A) a registered voter in the jurisdiction in which
the individual desires to vote; and
(B) eligible to vote in that election.
(3) An election official at the polling place shall transmit
the ballot cast by the individual or the voter information
contained in the written affirmation executed by the individual
under paragraph (2) to an appropriate State or local election
official for prompt verification under paragraph (4).
(4) If the appropriate State or local election official to
whom the ballot or voter information is transmitted under
paragraph (3) determines that the individual is eligible under
State law to vote, the individual's provisional ballot shall be
counted as a vote in that election
in accordance with State law.

(5)(A) At the time that an individual casts a provisional
ballot, the appropriate State or local election official shall
give the individual written information that states that any
individual who casts a provisional ballot will be able to
ascertain under the system established under subparagraph (B)
whether the vote was counted, and, if the vote was not counted,
the reason that the vote was not counted.
(B) The appropriate State or local election official shall
establish a free access system (such as a toll-free telephone
number or an Internet website) that any individual who casts a
provisional ballot may access to discover whether the vote of
that individual was counted, and, if the vote was not counted,
the reason that the vote was not counted.

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-107publ252/html/PLAW-107publ252.htm

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #24)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 10:18 AM

25. But urban myth!

A lot of folks think provisional ballots are only processed if ... Well, perhaps never, perhaps only if the race is close, perhaps only if they are for sure from the correct political party, etc.

They're often the ones that think voter rolls should never be purged. So my uncle John, who died in 2008, should still be on the rolls where he lived (in every place that he lived, actually) unless he took steps to remove himself. Like that ever happened.

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Response to Igel (Reply #25)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 10:30 AM

26. Exactly. nt

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Response to cynzke (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 08:51 AM

7. I hope so

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 08:37 AM

3. those left over must have registered as a democrat

it is FL after all. And I live on the treasure coast.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 08:41 AM

5. A Rick Scott / Ken Detzner joint endeavor.

As dRumpf backers, they should be sentenced to the federal pen for this felony election tampering.

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 09:24 AM

10. And they should track the slow down order to find where the buck stops and throw the

book at them!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 08:49 AM

6. Only in states with republican administrations. Unbelievable.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 09:16 AM

8. How very Republican of them.

 

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 09:21 AM

9. They cannot win on their merits. They can only cheat.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 09:29 AM

11. Gore lost FL by less than a 1,000.

To put this into perspective.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 09:34 AM

12. Yes, but there is no such thing as a rigged election, so no worries

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #12)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 09:38 AM

13. Only rigged if Trump loses?


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Response to bigbrother05 (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 01:35 PM

23. I think or electoral process has integrity issues.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 09:49 AM

14. Florida, Florida!

Can't run an election without major issues. They've become America's embarrassing eccentric uncle.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 10:17 AM

15. Well yeah we already know they can't govern well but the question we need to ask is

this an accident and thus another example of them being bad at governing or are they doing it deliberately to try and suppress voters? If they are doing it deliberately then its not an issue of being bad at governing it's an issue of them being criminal at it.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #15)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 10:22 AM

16. We already know they are crooks from the redistricting case

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 10:26 AM

17. Not to mention the last Amendment 1 they ignore still

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 10:53 AM

19. Oh no! Florida again!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 11:11 AM

20. hell they don't even want to

based on the last 8 years of bullshit.

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