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Exclusive Breaking: 1,100 Florida Voters Disenfranchised Today
Election Law Center ^ | 8-14-2012 | Christian Adams

Posted on 08/14/2012 12:08:53 PM PDT by smoothsailing

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1 posted on 08/14/2012 12:08:58 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Wait - let me guess...

The Martin and Indian River Counties are heavily Republican.

2 posted on 08/14/2012 12:14:10 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of NO! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: smoothsailing

With all of the ballots floating around out there these days, they might want to go down to the local Post Office, go through the trash and pick up a few.


3 posted on 08/14/2012 12:18:29 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (You win some, you lose some and some you don't suit up for.)
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To: smoothsailing
they want to screw Alan West

... and noting will happen to anyone who was responsible... again

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4 posted on 08/14/2012 12:19:55 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: grobdriver

Yep, here’s Martin County...

Registered Voters as of 07/30/2012 | Republican: 51,078 | Democrat: 25,943 | Other: 22,170 | Total: 99,191

http://www.martinvotes.com/content.aspx?id=148

Indian River County...

Active Registered Voters
as of 08/14/2012 Republicans:43,570|Democrats:26,155|Others:20,903|Total:
90,628

http://www.voteindianriver.com/


5 posted on 08/14/2012 12:22:52 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

They don’t seem to mind when our soldiers are “disenfranchised”., do they?


6 posted on 08/14/2012 12:25:31 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: smoothsailing
I'm very interested in the final tally now. If the spread is miraculously about 1100 votes...
Oh, my!
7 posted on 08/14/2012 12:26:54 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: smoothsailing

Democrat union thugs in the Post office just ‘happened’ to treat them as 3rd class mail..............we are a 3rd world country, now...................


8 posted on 08/14/2012 12:29:55 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Joe Brower

Florida absentee ballot/Allen West ping


9 posted on 08/14/2012 12:33:31 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

They can always go to the polling place and vote...


10 posted on 08/14/2012 12:33:56 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

They can vote on a provisional ballot as well.

Even these states with “racist” voter ID laws provide provisional ballots.

If the race is close enough to need to count the provisionals, the people can come in with proof that they’re eligible and their vote will be counted.


11 posted on 08/14/2012 12:36:49 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: chris37; MrB
They can always go to the polling place and vote...

They can vote on a provisional ballot as well.

What if they're half way around the world serving in a combat zone, what do they do then?

12 posted on 08/14/2012 12:40:09 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: freeangel

No they don’t. This may be targeted at Allen West, you know he would get just about every absentee military vote.


13 posted on 08/14/2012 12:45:32 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Yes, I understand that the ‘rats will always try to keep the military from voting.


14 posted on 08/14/2012 12:45:51 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: Red Badger
No accident as I've seen it firsthand back in the 90s. All voting materials were dumped on a table at the APO with catalogs and other junk mail. I thought they would have solved the ballot stupidity by now but I don't think they have any desire to do it.
15 posted on 08/14/2012 12:46:39 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: smoothsailing
Go in person and vote or fill out ballot and have someone deliver it before polls close.
16 posted on 08/14/2012 12:52:57 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: smoothsailing

A practice run for November?


17 posted on 08/14/2012 12:57:21 PM PDT by bgill
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To: smoothsailing
What if they're half way around the world serving in a combat zone, what do they do then?

This is EXACTLY why our deployed military should NOT have to depend on snail mail to receive and/or send their absentee ballots. There should be a system in place allowing them to vote online. Perhaps it could be operated through Joint Knowledge Online (JKO).

18 posted on 08/14/2012 12:58:28 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: bgill
exactly

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19 posted on 08/14/2012 12:59:10 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: smoothsailing
sampleballot
20 posted on 08/14/2012 12:59:48 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; grobdriver

Yes, Martin County is Republican. But since today they are holding primary, not general, elections, I don’t think that disenfranchising Republicans will help Democrats.

Of course, maybe they’re trying to disenfranchise voters who would be more likely to vote for Allen West for Congress, but given that West’s opponent, Bob Crowder, is the sheriff of Martin County, and that West does not currently represent Martin County, it seems like an odd choice if one wanted to hurt West.

So I think that plain-vanilla incompetence, not electoral chicanery, is to blame here.


21 posted on 08/14/2012 1:00:09 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: bgill

Could well be, and most likely targeted at Allen West today.


22 posted on 08/14/2012 1:04:08 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: TornadoAlley3

That doesn’t do a deployed soldier any good.


23 posted on 08/14/2012 1:06:01 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

It is impossible to predict the outcome of this. It is good to put people on alert for November however. So lets go all Pollyanna here and turn those lemons into lemonade.


24 posted on 08/14/2012 1:18:29 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: smoothsailing

What about military ballots?


25 posted on 08/14/2012 1:18:49 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: AuH2ORepublican; grobdriver

See post #20, Allen West is clearly on the ballot in Martin County.


26 posted on 08/14/2012 1:19:21 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: DBrow

Precisely.


27 posted on 08/14/2012 1:21:14 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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28 posted on 08/14/2012 1:25:47 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: smoothsailing

If they can get them filled out and drop them off at the Supervisor of Elections office by 7 PM they will be accepted.


29 posted on 08/14/2012 1:25:54 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


30 posted on 08/14/2012 1:28:53 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: smoothsailing

What the hell is wrong with Florida? It’s like a third world country within our borders. C’mon Floridians get it together. You obviously have the wrong people in your city clerk positions.


31 posted on 08/14/2012 1:32:49 PM PDT by kempster
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To: smoothsailing
I believe this is a time to count every vote and not to run out the clock. This is not a time for delay, obstruction, and procedural roadblocks. ... ManBearPigalgore
32 posted on 08/14/2012 1:41:53 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: grobdriver; smoothsailing

Amazing. I’m sure this will be a national outrage that Holder will investigate. /s


33 posted on 08/14/2012 1:44:27 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 84 days away.)
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To: Joe Brower

Hey Joe, have you heard anything locally about this?


34 posted on 08/14/2012 1:53:47 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: mazda77
If they can get them filled out and drop them off at the Supervisor of Elections office by 7 PM they will be accepted.

From Afghanistan?

/johnny

35 posted on 08/14/2012 1:54:25 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: smoothsailing
I am so sorry, I didn't read entire article, thought these were ballots for locals.
36 posted on 08/14/2012 1:55:08 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

I understand that the Allan West competitor is being funded by some arm of the DNC National organization...that is what I heard....


37 posted on 08/14/2012 1:57:03 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: smoothsailing

No, not a peep.


38 posted on 08/14/2012 2:02:29 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: smoothsailing

This makes me sad.

Someone needs to get hauled in front of Congress to explain this. .


39 posted on 08/14/2012 2:13:13 PM PDT by BAW (“If you’ve got a business – you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”- Pres Obama)
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To: BAW; mickie
The buck stops with the politically-appointed Postmaster.

He should be busted and made to go back walking a dog-ridden route in his little Bermuda shorts and pith helmet.

Leni

40 posted on 08/14/2012 2:19:49 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

In politics there are no coincidences............


41 posted on 08/14/2012 2:22:14 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: smoothsailing
Just a warning to military absentee voters. Don't return your ballots back here by friendmail ( the next person going back to the states or your local area ). In the 2000 election Dems challenged any absentee ballot that had a postmark that didn't match the APO/FPO and got away with it. I've heard nothing was done to change that since then.
42 posted on 08/14/2012 2:34:13 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

“Go in person and vote or fill out ballot and have someone deliver it before polls close.”

What you are suggesting is impossible in a combat zone.


43 posted on 08/14/2012 2:37:36 PM PDT by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: TornadoAlley3

Ignore my last post! I see that you figured it out.

;-)


44 posted on 08/14/2012 2:39:57 PM PDT by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Good advice, HGC. Thanks for posting. :)


45 posted on 08/14/2012 2:39:59 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; bevperl; manc; wymck; ghost26; PJammers; myuval; tiredofreeloaders; WBITT; ...

Florida Freeper ping!


46 posted on 08/14/2012 2:40:08 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: smoothsailing

This is not an accident.

Political mail gets tagged as super priority at the post office for various constitutional issues. (freedom of speech voting etc)


47 posted on 08/14/2012 2:56:16 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: smoothsailing

I agree with this poster comment:

‘The people in Florida who wanted an absentee ballot should have received one in a timely fashion, but when it comes to your making your vote count, you don’t leave it up to the election workers. You get your ass to the polls and vote.”


48 posted on 08/14/2012 2:58:20 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer.)
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To: MrB

“If the race is close enough to need to count the provisionals, the people can come in with proof that they’re eligible and their vote will be counted.”

bttt


49 posted on 08/14/2012 2:58:45 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

How does that work for deployed soldiers?


50 posted on 08/14/2012 3:05:32 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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