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(FL Gov)Scott Will Ignore U.S. Sen. Durbinís Demand for Answers on Voting Law
Tampa Bay Times ^ | January 13th 2012 | Staff

Posted on 01/14/2012 4:28:22 AM PST by Jacquerie

Gov. Rick Scott will not respond to a request from U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin that he promptly explain how his administration will ensure "that all Floridians who wish to do so can cast their votes during the early voting period" under the new voting law.

Why not? He's tied up with session, and he didn't write the law.

"Governor Scott won’t be responding to the senator’s letter. He’s focused on passing meaningful jobs legislation, education and PIP reform and respectfully declines to further explain a law he didn’t write," spokesman Lane Wright said in an email.

The same goes for a public hearing about the law in Tampa, which Durbin, an Illinois Democrat who chairs the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, invited Scott to attend.

Scott signed the elections overhaul into law in May. The hearing is Jan. 27 at the Hillsborough County Courthouse.

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson will be there too.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: durbin; fl; theturbin; votefraud
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Absent massive vote fraud, Senator Bill Nelson (Rat-FL) is dead political meat this November.
1 posted on 01/14/2012 4:28:27 AM PST by Jacquerie
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To: Jacquerie
Turban's letter to Scott here.
2 posted on 01/14/2012 4:31:34 AM PST by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: Jacquerie

I gladly second that opinion, Nelson is toast!


3 posted on 01/14/2012 4:32:09 AM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Jacquerie

Uh, Durbin, ILLINOIS Senator, why don’t you get your state’s voting problems in order first, before you start messing with our state’s laws? Next thing you know, we won’t have to show a photo ID when we vote...


4 posted on 01/14/2012 4:34:21 AM PST by Road Warrior Ď04
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To: Jacquerie

Sen. Turd-bin wants to make absolutley sure that his illegals get a chance to vote. I see unemployment in your future. The rise in the unemployment figures caused by you and your friends being unemployed will be welcomed by the American people!!!!!


5 posted on 01/14/2012 4:40:28 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken; ronnie raygun
Circle your calendars for C-Span on January 27th.

Actually I think Governor Scott should promise to appear. At the last moment, he should send his regrets, and in his place our very capable Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll should attend.

Durbin, "Uh oh. We're here to beat up a white guy. Who are you?"

6 posted on 01/14/2012 4:44:53 AM PST by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: Jacquerie

After being in office forever Nelson last week decided it was time for him to push Everglades restoration.\
Sort of trying to enhance his re-election credentials.
What a phoney.
I wrote him and told him he was full of crap/
The Army Corp of Engineers screwed up the whole river of grass and have let big sugar, citrus and cattle dumb millions of gallons of poop and pesticides in to the Glades.
And now that Nelson is worried he may finally get the boot he feels it time to take a stand?????
Hey Nelson, F you.


7 posted on 01/14/2012 4:46:17 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Jacquerie

Dick Durbin doesn’t want answers, he wants issues. No written or oral response, regardless of the degree of accuracy and logic included, will be accepted, so a total non-response is the best reply to a bullying, intimidating, and basicly disrespectful missive such as this.

Bluster and threats may work in Illinois, but if it is not backed up by some kind of REAL clout, just stay home and shut up, Dick Durbin.


8 posted on 01/14/2012 4:46:55 AM PST by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: Jacquerie

I like the way he tells Turban Durbin to kiss where the sun don’t shine——in a nice way of course.


9 posted on 01/14/2012 4:48:02 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Jacquerie

As a native NYer who now calls Florida home, I have this to say about Rick Scott:

BEST. GOVERNOR. EVER.


10 posted on 01/14/2012 4:58:49 AM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Jacquerie
Durban people who live in glass houses shouldn't start a rock fight.

Chicagoland keeps him in office year after year.

11 posted on 01/14/2012 5:27:18 AM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...
Nothing PO's a lefty more than simply ignoring them.

Good show, Governor Scott.

Florida Freeper


12 posted on 01/14/2012 5:33:58 AM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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In Senator Durbin's home state, one needs a photo ID to buy some drain cleaners. Sen. Durbin obviously thinks voting is less significant that cleaning drains.
13 posted on 01/14/2012 5:53:53 AM PST by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existance!)
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Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll

She was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad West Indies, immigrated to the United States as a young child.

Carroll enlisted in the United States Navy in 1979 rising from the ranks of an enlisted jet mechanic to retire as a Lieutenant Commander Aviation Maintenance Officer after 20 years. [E-1 to O-4, ask any vet and they'll tell you that takes some doing.]

During her time in the Navy she was awarded the Navy “E” Good Conduct Ribbon, Meritorious Service Medal, two Navy Commendation Medals, two Navy Achievement Medals, two Sea Service Ribbons, National Defense Service Medal, two Coast Guard Special Operation Ribbons, and an Expert Pistol Medal.

And that's why I voted for her and that "other guy". ;)

14 posted on 01/14/2012 5:55:38 AM PST by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: alloysteel
Dick Durbin doesn’t want answers, he wants issues.

He also wants publicity just at the time of the Florida Primaries. Obama is becoming increasingly unpopular in Florida and he MUST win this state to win in 2012. Anybody who thinks that this is not a coordinated campaign is a fool. If this were not the "franchised government party", I would say this is RICO territory - Bah, IT IS!

15 posted on 01/14/2012 5:59:21 AM PST by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existance!)
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To: Jacquerie
Durbin, an Illinois Democrat who chairs the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution

Did anyone else get a chill up their spine when they read this? An avowed socialist is on an SC for the Constitution? Yikes.

16 posted on 01/14/2012 6:27:25 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Jacquerie

In other words, SHOVE IT!


17 posted on 01/14/2012 6:37:06 AM PST by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: Traveler59

I like that Expert Pistol Medal. Heh. Fl has been lucky with our Govs and now Lt Gov.


18 posted on 01/14/2012 6:52:42 AM PST by gunsmithkat (There is no such thing as Too Many Guns)
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Expose The Clowns In DC


Click Obamas Cabinet

Support Activist Free Republic

19 posted on 01/14/2012 6:53:46 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: rarestia

I sure did.

The Left assigns its furthest freaks to the most important committees. Dead Kennedy, Leahy, Franken, Kerry, Durbin, Schumer . . . the worst of the worst were/are on Judiciary or related committees.


20 posted on 01/14/2012 7:02:54 AM PST by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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