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96% of Florida does NOT choose Mitt Romney!
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Posted on 02/01/2012 2:01:22 AM PST by Dan.israel.2011

Florida population of 19,000,000 and Mitt gets a whopping 4% to turn out and vote for him!

774,000 votes out of 4,000,000 registered Republican voters! How many of those 774,000 votes were from liberals who changed party to vote for mittens?


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: fl2012; florida; primary2012; santorum

1 posted on 02/01/2012 2:01:25 AM PST by Dan.israel.2011
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To: Dan.israel.2011

Is that a lower or higher voter turnout than previous years?


2 posted on 02/01/2012 2:07:19 AM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Utmost Certainty

http://election.dos.state.fl.us/voting/voter-turnout.shtml


3 posted on 02/01/2012 2:14:32 AM PST by Dan.israel.2011 (I pick Rick Santorum!)
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To: Dan.israel.2011

And he had to spend 17 million dollars to get THOSE votes. Miami-Dade went 60.9 % for Romney according to the interactive map I just saw. Interesting. Of course, Fox News has been bashing Newt from day one and from all I heard, Romney would not do local radio interviews with many radio hosts. Some of the conservative radio hosts did not have the facts or did not want to act like they did when they bashed Newt so it is surprising he withstood all he did.


4 posted on 02/01/2012 2:16:53 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Click "UNDO" on OBAMA! VOTE NEWT!)
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To: Dan.israel.2011

meh, this don’t mean much really. You could bash the other candidates as well with the same argument because they got even less


5 posted on 02/01/2012 2:24:42 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: Utmost Certainty

http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/01/florida-primary-results/


6 posted on 02/01/2012 2:26:06 AM PST by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: Dan.israel.2011

That is a poor turn out. I guess no one wants to vote for crap anymore.


7 posted on 02/01/2012 2:27:26 AM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Mitt spends $19,000,000 for 174,000 votes in Florida! That is $109.00 per vote!

How many of these voters got paid more than $109.00 for their vote? if you voted for Mitt and did not get your share of the $19million you got CHEATED!


8 posted on 02/01/2012 2:27:28 AM PST by Dan.israel.2011 (I pick Rick Santorum!)
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To: Dan.israel.2011

The Establishment GOP got what they wanted (almost).

All that ad $$$$$.

All that delegate “punishment.”

All that beatdown of Newt.

It all was worth it (almost).

The idea was to have Romney flying like a Moon rocket out of Florida — instead he’s sputtering on to the next states — sort of like he views the idea of a strong U.S. Space program — a joke.

It will be something to watch all the Establishment GOP players and the MSM (inc Fox) tell us how crippled Newt is by Mitt’s “HUGE” win.


9 posted on 02/01/2012 2:31:50 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“The Establishment GOP got what they wanted (almost).”

I was pissed. I found out that my parents, out of disgust with the republican party, changed their party affiliation to non-affiliate. This means they couldn’t vote yesterday.

I wonder many others did the same thing and how this may have contributed to the lower turnout.


10 posted on 02/01/2012 2:38:41 AM PST by bbernard
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To: A. Morgan

Interesting that turnout is down 200k in FL this year. Thank you.

So it looks to me like all of Mitt’s carpet-bombing is killing voter turnout (in addition to Mitt being a lousy candidate).


11 posted on 02/01/2012 2:39:41 AM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: bbernard

That’s interesting.


12 posted on 02/01/2012 2:43:54 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Dan.israel.2011

Actually Florida is the first closed primary, that is they don’t permit Ds to vote in the Rs primary (and doesn’t permit same day registration which permits the same thing).

So we don’t know much, except that the previous primaries permitted Ds to vote as Rs.


13 posted on 02/01/2012 2:53:11 AM PST by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: Dan.israel.2011
They keep saying 'negative campaigns work,' and this is precisely how negative campaigns work. They are designed to decrease voter participation overall in the belief that your most hardcore voting block is of a larger number than your opponent's.
14 posted on 02/01/2012 3:00:49 AM PST by Prospero
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To: Dan.israel.2011

I agree with your assertion that Democrats register as Republicans in Florida to help select the opponant they prefer to run against. In 2008 there were stories in the media about this... Never underestimate the lengths Dems will go to, to “game” the system for their side. The last time around they propelled John McCain, the least qualified Republican (In the eyes of conservatives) to the nomination. The Florida primaries are an awful place to be a real conservative... The place is loaded with old leftists who moved there from New York.


15 posted on 02/01/2012 3:01:47 AM PST by DCBurgess58 (In a Capitalist society, men exploit other men. In a Communist society it's exactly the opposite.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Florida = South Massachusetts.


16 posted on 02/01/2012 3:04:26 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: DCBurgess58

Exactly. Florida has more in common with Long Island and New York. Guess those retirees forgot about those ‘death panels’...


17 posted on 02/01/2012 3:06:22 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Dan.israel.2011

Alternate title: 96% of Floridians are either registered R and disgusted with *any* of the Republican candidates, or plan to vote for Obama.


18 posted on 02/01/2012 3:14:28 AM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: DCBurgess58

Exactly


19 posted on 02/01/2012 3:14:33 AM PST by Dan.israel.2011 (I pick Rick Santorum!)
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To: bbernard
I was pissed. I found out that my parents, out of disgust with the republican party, changed their party affiliation to non-affiliate. This means they couldn’t vote yesterday.

Which part were you angry about? That they changed, or that they couldn't vote as a result?

I am an independent 3 years out of every 4. In presidential election years, I re-register as a Republican. I re-registered last year so that I'd make the Caucus deadline. It's a complicated mess, for sure.

20 posted on 02/01/2012 3:20:50 AM PST by mountainbunny (Seamus Sez: "Good dogs don't let their masters vote for Mitt!")
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To: mountainbunny

You are not alone on that


21 posted on 02/01/2012 3:25:44 AM PST by Dan.israel.2011 (I pick Rick Santorum!)
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To: who knows what evil?
Washington Post: "Mitt Romney’s Florida sweep — and how it changes the presidential race"

"Mitt Romney’s across-the-board victory in the Florida Republican presidential primary on Tuesday night serves as a direct rebuttal to the criticism that he simply isn’t conservative enough to be the party’s nominee and leaves his remaining rivals with few obvious next steps as the nomination fight moves to Nevada next month."

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WRONG! It shows me that Mitt is liberal enough for a minority of GOP Florida voters and the GOP Establishment.

Conservative has NOTHING to do with Romney!

22 posted on 02/01/2012 4:13:45 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Conservative has NOTHING to do with Romney!

Amen!

23 posted on 02/01/2012 4:18:36 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

A *sweep* would be over 50%!!! 46% is more like a sloppy moppy.


24 posted on 02/01/2012 4:29:30 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to celebrate life and embrace the future.)
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bump


25 posted on 02/01/2012 4:33:17 AM PST by foreverfree
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To: bmwcyle

I went to three polling places last night. I was the only person in all of them.


26 posted on 02/01/2012 4:52:45 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: Dan.israel.2011

Sounds like someone, someone whose favorite NASCAR driver, oops, I mean favorite boxing champ, oh darn, I’ll get it right, someone whose favorite Presidential hopefull is named after a baby amphibian, is trying to put lipstick on a pig.

How many of those 96% want better candidates? How many of them are planning to vote for Obama?


27 posted on 02/01/2012 4:54:16 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: mountainbunny

I guess I was more angry with myself for not disussing the primary with them. I figured they have been registered republicans their whiole life for sure they would be voting. I found out the day before when I called them to see who they were going to through their vote behind. I was bummed.

I thought about re-registering as an independent when Lou Dobbs was pushing it but I figured it would be a bad move because I lived in a closed primary state.

In closed primary states the independents have no choice but to accept whoever the nominees are. In our two party system it seems like being an independent actually helps the establishments in Washington.


28 posted on 02/01/2012 5:21:48 AM PST by bbernard
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To: Utmost Certainty

turnout was down 17% vs. 2008 primary (McCain vs. Romney).


29 posted on 02/01/2012 5:37:35 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I will go to southern Maine to campaign against MITT.)
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To: Dan.israel.2011

I can’t help but remember what Noah Webster wrote in the preface to his translation of the Bible ,1833 about many must be controlled either by God -or by the Government. Sentiment
reflected in a speech in Mass. by Robert Charles Winthrop a
politician (when they were more apt to be practicing Christians ) titled the bible or the Bayonet. I agree with both men . and for this reason I cannot vote for Romney.And the only one in the race I can see is Rick Santorum (who consistently fits what Webster said ought be our qualifications for politicians.)


30 posted on 02/01/2012 5:41:31 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: donmeaker

IA NH restrict D’s from voting as R.
But let’s not ruin it for people with the facts.


31 posted on 02/01/2012 5:44:32 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I will go to southern Maine to campaign against MITT.)
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To: goseminoles

I was the only person in my polling place yesterday at 10am and I just talked to my friend who said he was the only one in his polling place at 2pm.


32 posted on 02/01/2012 8:07:34 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Click "UNDO" on OBAMA! VOTE NEWT!)
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To: bbernard
We (husband & myself) reject the fossilized Republican power structure which is keeping outsiders permanently outside, and have for a long time. Still, we want to caucus every four years, so we're doing this.

I'm not sure that Lou Dobbs' suggestion is a good one in closed primary states, because as you say, it prevents those voters from voting in the primaries unless they do what we do. Registering and re-registering requires that the voters know the Caucus deadlines (the dates by which you have to be a party member in order to qualify to vote), and to be able to commit to doing it on time every time.

Not everyone lives and breathes politics the way I do :)

33 posted on 02/01/2012 11:15:25 AM PST by mountainbunny (Seamus Sez: "Good dogs don't let their masters vote for Mitt!")
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To: goseminoles

This is why we have crap. If people only realized their real power.


34 posted on 02/01/2012 12:15:49 PM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

NH permits people who are “undeclared” to register Republican on the day of the primary. That means it is far from a closed primary.

IA caucus delegates are not yet selected, and are free from any commitments that might be implied by the caucus vote.


35 posted on 02/03/2012 8:30:51 PM PST by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Thanks for the correction. I was guilty of reading a pundit imprecisely. I did a bit more research thanks to your correction.


36 posted on 02/03/2012 8:42:11 PM PST by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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