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Judge to Toss Out Changes in Florida Voter Registration
New York Times ^ | August 29, 2012 | By LIZETTE ALVAREZ

Posted on 08/30/2012 12:31:37 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

MIAMI — A federal judge said on Wednesday that he planned to block provisions of a Florida measure that made it harder for organizations to register voters in the state.

The measure, part of a broad and contentious 2011 election law in Florida, had a serious impact on third-party voter groups, like the League of Women Voters and Rock the Vote, which filed the suit along with the Florida Public Interest Research Group Education Fund. The groups asserted that the new requirements were onerous and made volunteers vulnerable to fines and even felony charges.

Voter registration, particularly among Democratic voters, declined significantly in the past year. The Florida Times-Union reported this week that the number of registered Democrats had increased by only 11,365 from July 1, 2011, to Aug. 1, 2012, a sharply lower figure than in the same periods during the past two presidential races. In 2004, nearly 159,000 new Democrats were registered in that period. In 2008, the number was nearly 260,000. . .

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TOPICS: Front Page News
KEYWORDS: acorn; fl; fraud; voting

1 posted on 08/30/2012 12:31:42 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Then let’s cut out the volunteers; if they can’t be charged with fraud for knowingly signing up ineligible voters, we don’t need them in the process. Taxpayers in each county pay for an office where registration should take place unless one is too ill to leave one’s residence. Volunteers can help drive people to the office, but should not be filling out official paperwork.


3 posted on 08/30/2012 1:04:20 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

We must not disenfranchise the Zombo-American voters. Sure, they have a different diet than ours, brains and human flesh and all, and sure they are not very articulate. But they feel their needs no less than we feel ours, and they shouldn’t be denied the right to have their votes counted just because they’ve been dead for a few decades.


4 posted on 08/30/2012 1:31:48 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: skr

Dead people are too ill to leave their residence.


5 posted on 08/30/2012 1:33:14 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
The judge had suspended the restrictions on May 31, calling them “harsh and impractical” and “burdensome.”

More illegal, judicial law making. Add that to administrative law making . . . . why have legislatures at all? There is no "right" to third party voter registration, so how can there be a violation when the time frame for submission is shortened? The reason for two days v. ten was that leftists groups had been coordinating and dropping more new registrants on county supervisors of elections than they could possibly examine for duplication and fraud.

6 posted on 08/30/2012 2:09:43 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: skr

“The groups asserted that the new requirements were onerous and made volunteers vulnerable to fines and even felony charges.”

LOL!!!!!
Really???!!! now WHY would that be!?


7 posted on 08/30/2012 2:10:27 AM PDT by Samurai_Jack (ride out and confront the evil!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Newt was right. A half dozen or so impeachment scalps a year will send the right message to these usurpers.


8 posted on 08/30/2012 2:15:44 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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9 posted on 08/30/2012 3:02:08 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: skr

nah, lets get our own organizations to make a massive effort to register conservative voters

Help them sign their names and pull the levers

play by the same rules


10 posted on 08/30/2012 3:58:20 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

a federal judge, , m alays a fed judge for the left when they want to get their special laws passed or block laws.

Just like the fed court which told TX what to do.

Maybe Dems signing to be a Dem voters went dwn because the Dem party has turned to the socialist party which most do not want here.

I know of no one who wants to vote for oabma except two zombie fools who neevr watch TV,radio, paper and the only place they get their info is the huff post


11 posted on 08/30/2012 4:31:35 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Jacquerie

the feds and the courts need a complete overall .

It’s always a fed judge when the left wants to get laws blocked or laws changed etc.

Far too many activist judges in the fed courts today and Newt was right, a clean out needs to be done


12 posted on 08/30/2012 4:33:23 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Brad from Tennessee; All

Man, the government really wants to make it hard to clean house on elections in this country...

I guess they are really scared we’ll throw every frappin’ one of those idiots out on their arses...

Not sure what they are doing will stop that though...

Wonder if they’ll take the hint in any event...


13 posted on 08/30/2012 5:57:26 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

people should have to show up at the local registriar’s office in person to register for each election.


14 posted on 08/30/2012 6:03:10 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

They are lining up Lib judges to toss all the voter ID laws within a week of the election so that we won’t have any time to react.


15 posted on 08/30/2012 6:20:07 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: silverleaf
nah, lets get our own organizations to make a massive effort to register conservative voters

...and it should be easier for our side: we can do registration rallies in business where people actually have jobs.

16 posted on 08/30/2012 6:44:08 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: alancarp
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17 posted on 08/30/2012 6:45:21 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: Eleutheria5
And non existent voters only show up to vote Democrat.
18 posted on 08/30/2012 6:46:42 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: GeronL

I’m not sure about every election but certainly once every four years would not be bad. Purge all voters from the rolls as of Feb 15th the year following a Presidential election cycle.


19 posted on 08/30/2012 12:08:12 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Eleutheria5

Then they won’t be out shopping when an election official stops by to verify their eligibility or lack thereof.


20 posted on 08/30/2012 7:35:30 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Samurai_Jack

Aww. Just because they registered Joe Demaggio, Buggs Bunny and Clark Kent?


21 posted on 08/30/2012 10:02:39 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: taxcontrol

I don’t think dropping the office every 2 years is an onerous burden


22 posted on 08/30/2012 10:38:11 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
The Florida Times-Union reported this week that the number of registered Democrats had increased by only 11,365 from July 1, 2011, to Aug. 1, 2012

Coincidentally, that's the same number of people who died during that same time period. (Just kidding...)

But, no doubt many of those newly registered democrats, are no longer walking amongst the living, until, that is, election day comes around.
23 posted on 09/04/2012 12:01:56 PM PDT by adorno
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To: adorno
In one county in South Florida the official envelopes for returning absentee ballots had “Democrat” or “Republican” stamped on the outside, ostensibly for easier sorting at the election office. In reality it was a cue for union postal workers to sh*tcan the GOP ballots.
24 posted on 09/04/2012 12:21:26 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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