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Fri Nov 15, 2019, 02:42 PM

A federal court just threw out FL's ballot order law that lists candidates of the Gov's party first




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Reply A federal court just threw out FL's ballot order law that lists candidates of the Gov's party first (Original post)
Gothmog Nov 2019 OP
mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2019 #1
TheRealNorth Nov 2019 #2
Gothmog Nov 2019 #3
TheRealNorth Nov 2019 #4
Gothmog Nov 2019 #6
LeftInTX Nov 2019 #7
LeftInTX Nov 2019 #8
Gothmog Nov 2019 #5

Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 03:02 PM

1. Great. I didn't even know this forum existed. Thanks.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 03:31 PM

2. Does ballot order really make a difference for the major offices?

I understand why some people may default to choosing the first person listed for local judges or school boards.

If I don't know, I usually will vote for the incumbent ( if I think things are okay) or just leave it blank.

For the last local school board election, I had no idea (and I tried to find if the Teacher's union had a list of endorsed candidates).

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Response to TheRealNorth (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 03:56 PM

3. Yes ballot order makes a difference

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 04:52 PM

4. Thank you

For the links

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Response to TheRealNorth (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 01:16 AM

6. In Texas we draw names out of a hat to determine ballot order

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 18, 2019, 04:49 PM

7. In Bexar County Republicans are ALWAYS first

I was told it was because our governor is a Republican

I can't imagine any other reason why

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 18, 2019, 04:56 PM

8. In Texas, it's the same as Florida

b) Columns of parties specified by Subsection (a)(1) shall be arranged in descending order of the number of votes received statewide by each party's candidate for governor in the most recent gubernatorial general election, beginning on the left with the party whose candidate received the highest number of votes. Columns of parties that did not have a candidate for governor in the most recent gubernatorial general election shall appear after the columns of parties that had a candidate, and the order of their columns shall be determined by a drawing conducted by the secretary of state.

https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/EL/htm/EL.52.htm


I wonder how many other states have this law and if they will be challenged in court.......I'm tired of Republicans always being first on the ballot

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 01:16 AM

5. Democrats won a significant victory on Friday when a court ruled that Florida can't automatically pl

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