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Thu Dec 5, 2019, 05:14 PM

Florida Democrats launch plan to boost vote-by-mail turnout in 2020

Source: Politico

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Democrats, with a financial boost from former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, plan to spend nearly a half-million dollars on a campaign to urge Hispanic and African American voters to cast their ballots by mail in the 2020 presidential election.

Party leaders say a 2018 effort to specifically boost voting by mail — as opposed to early voting or Election Day turnout — led to increased participation in last year’s election. Republican Ron DeSantis defeated Gillum in the governor’s race, but the contest went to a recount and was decided by only some 30,000 votes.

“This is really a surefire way to bring people back into the process,” Gillum said Thursday on a conference call to announce the program.

Gillum said he plans to raise $450,000 on behalf of the Florida Democratic Party to help cover the cost of the campaign, the latest in a string of commitments he's made in advance of 2020. He's raising money for an ambitious voter registration program, and last week said he was partnering with Democratic super PAC Forward Majority to flip Florida House seats.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2019/12/05/florida-democrats-launch-plan-to-boost-vote-by-mail-turnout-in-2020-1230761

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Reply Florida Democrats launch plan to boost vote-by-mail turnout in 2020 (Original post)
brooklynite Dec 5 OP
Hoyt Dec 5 #1
bearsfootball516 Dec 5 #2
Hoyt Dec 5 #3
mcar Dec 5 #4
ancianita Dec 5 #5
SoCalNative Dec 5 #6
brooklynite Dec 5 #10
cstanleytech Dec 5 #7
Perseus Dec 5 #8
squirecam Dec 5 #9

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 05:22 PM

1. This is how we get the vote out. Been voting by mail in my red state for years.

No lines, no waiting, no excuses.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 05:43 PM

2. Which state is that?

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 05:45 PM

3. Georgia.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 06:17 PM

4. We've been working on this for months

Our red county has canvassing events every weekend. We've gotten hundreds of VBM cards signed.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 06:48 PM

5. If USPS is now run for profit, is it privatized? Is it still a felony to tamper with mail?

Could mail tampering be a problem?

If mail were to get "lost," is there legal recourse?

Just asking, in case USPS might have a different liability status now.

I'll look into this. I'm not being paranoid, I just hope there aren't unforeseen problems.
Because red states, and the problem of even getting a ballot by the "usual" methods.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 07:08 PM

6. It has always been a government agency

run for profit. No, it has not been privatized.

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Response to SoCalNative (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:07 PM

10. It is NOT "run for profit"

It is run to general sufficient revenue to cover its costs including its pension obligations.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 07:18 PM

7. Might work to especially after the influx of people that fled the devastation of Puerto Rico which

Trump botched (much like many of his business ventures) at providing aid.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 07:18 PM

8. I would not trust vote by mail

They might end up in the garbage, it is candy for republican cheaters.

The article doesn't explain how they intend to safeguard those votes, and I bet that if republican staffers are receiving those votes their move will be to throw them in the garbage.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:00 PM

9. Ballots

Being left behind, not postmarked timely, etc. plenty of issues.

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