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Democrats' voter-registration effort swamps GOP's (FL)
Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10/2/12 | Scott Powers

Posted on 10/02/2012 5:48:52 PM PDT by ruralvoter

Since the Republican Legislature passed laws last year to regulate groups that independently register voters in Florida, Democrats have swamped Republicans in registering new voters.

State elections data show that, through Sept. 24, the Florida Democratic Party had registered more than 230,741 new voters since the laws went into effect July 1, 2011. Republicans had turned in just 46,373 new voter registrations during that time.

Still, both parties are bucking a strong tide against them. In the past four years, the number of voters registered "No Party Affiliation" — the principal category for unaligned voters — has increased by 282,000. That compares with a 73,000 increase in the number of registered Republicans and an actual decline of 140,000 in registered Democrats.

Overall, the state of Florida reports 11.4 million registered voters — up 200,000 from 2008, the year of the previous presidential election — as elections supervisors prepare to close the voter rolls Oct. 9.

(Excerpt) Read more at orlandosentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012swingstates; fl2012; vote; voterregistration; voting

1 posted on 10/02/2012 5:48:59 PM PDT by ruralvoter
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To: ruralvoter

Something to be worried about???


2 posted on 10/02/2012 5:52:39 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

“Something to be worried about???”

If there is any truth to it, definitely.


3 posted on 10/02/2012 5:55:13 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Viennacon

That compares with a 73,000 increase in the number of registered Republicans and an actual decline of 140,000 in registered Democrats.

They still lost 140,000 net.


4 posted on 10/02/2012 5:56:23 PM PDT by BushCountry (I hope the Mayans are wrong!)
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To: BushCountry

A really weird article. Republicans up by 73,000, Democrats down by 140,000, even with Democrats registering 240k new voters to Republicans registering 40k new voters?

I wonder just how they massaged these statistics.

Democrats register 200k new voters than Republicans, but are down 210k voters overall...


5 posted on 10/02/2012 6:02:41 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: Viennacon

Democrats have 200,000 less registered voters than in 2008 when they won. McCain lost by less than 200,000 and was a terrible candidate. Republicans have the enthusiasm this time too on their side and will have with a higher percentage turnout, while the dems turnout will be lower. Actually really reading between the lines should make you more hopeful for Florida.


6 posted on 10/02/2012 6:06:00 PM PDT by BushCountry (I hope the Mayans are wrong!)
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To: ruralvoter
The Jacksonville Times-Union has a different take...


7 posted on 10/02/2012 6:06:05 PM PDT by mcmuffin ("Wanting your country back is not the same thing as working to take it back.")
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To: ruralvoter

The dems have been very aggressive in voter registration efforts here in VA. It`s common to see OFA types sitting at storefronts registering voters. Nothing from the GOP. We were warned about 0bama`s ground game... did the warnings go unheeded?


8 posted on 10/02/2012 6:10:38 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: ruralvoter

The dems have been very aggressive in voter registration efforts here in VA. It`s common to see OFA types sitting at storefronts registering voters. Nothing from the GOP. We were warned about 0bama`s ground game... did the warnings go unheeded?


9 posted on 10/02/2012 6:12:12 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: ruralvoter
The Orlando Slantinal is owned by the Chicago Tribune and bucking to become the most far left rag in Florida and DNC propaganda central.
Packed full of hard core Leftists .

IN 2010, the Slantinal peddled a series of push poll with old Quinnipec Univ ( the official DNC media push pollster) including one on Election Day with a HUGE HEADLINE STATING SCOTT was going to LOSE by 5 points !
Well ,Scott won and this commie rag continue to lie and spit out propaganda like this jewel.

10 posted on 10/02/2012 6:20:08 PM PDT by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: ruralvoter

GOP = Amateurs at play.


11 posted on 10/02/2012 6:20:08 PM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: ScottinVA

Aug Totals Compared to 2008 (Official Florida Div of Election Site).

Republicans Lost 45,519
Dems Lost 248,407


12 posted on 10/02/2012 6:21:03 PM PDT by BushCountry (I hope the Mayans are wrong!)
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To: BushCountry

As a side note: Polls show Romney up by 12% with Indys. In Florida that translates to over 700,000 vote advantage.


13 posted on 10/02/2012 6:26:51 PM PDT by BushCountry (I hope the Mayans are wrong!)
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To: ruralvoter
I wonder how many of those registrations are valid. 5%? 6%? Thanks to the scumbags at the DOJ and their so called "judges", voter fraud is rampant.

How many times does a person need to register to vote anyway? I'll bet this banana republic is closing in on 1 billion registrations.

14 posted on 10/02/2012 6:33:58 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Vote early and vote often.)
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To: ruralvoter

The Democrats are busy stealing Florida. What is the GOP going to do about that when tens of thousands of absentee ballots flood in two days before the election day? They’d better have Plans A, B, and C in place.


15 posted on 10/02/2012 6:39:01 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: BushCountry

Can you please post a link to that? I want to pound a liberal with those stats.


16 posted on 10/02/2012 7:14:51 PM PDT by Republican Extremist
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To: ruralvoter

who ever says dems will have a low voter turn out is blowing smoke..


17 posted on 10/02/2012 7:15:17 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: ScottinVA

Don’t believe so. The ground game has been really good. Perhaps our weak point has been registration, but the extreme great ground game otherwise is much better than Obama.

Dems ground game basically is registering voters. We focus on getting our voters to the polls.


18 posted on 10/02/2012 7:33:52 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Viennacon

Come On ! Florida!...DO all you Cubans down there want a Damn Fidel Castro in America?? Obama will be just like Him if he Gets His second shot at turning us into a Marxist Nation...


19 posted on 10/02/2012 8:03:24 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: ruralvoter

I smell voter fraud in all this.


20 posted on 10/02/2012 8:08:44 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: SeekAndFind; LS; Perdogg; napscoordinator; God luvs America; nutmeg; SoFloFreeper; Ravi; ...

Poll Ping.


21 posted on 10/02/2012 8:09:56 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: Viennacon

Well, not good, but then you have to subtract all the decline in Dem voters from 08. So, probably, it’s a wash.


22 posted on 10/02/2012 8:18:11 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: marktwain

There were purges of the voter rolls in FL, too.


23 posted on 10/02/2012 8:19:38 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: ruralvoter

Yeah, but ours are all alive.


24 posted on 10/02/2012 8:22:12 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: mcmuffin

Thank you for posting this image. Do you have a link to the source article? The Orlando Sentinel is a very liberal newspaper and I don’t expect objective reporting about elections.


25 posted on 10/02/2012 8:26:34 PM PDT by ruralvoter
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To: ruralvoter

“... an actual decline of 140,000 in registered Democrats”

oh, I’m sure that has nothing whatsoever to do with FL’s new law sweeping to check for duplicate registrations, as in NY/NJ etc AND in FL. A lot of those folks who’ve voted in two places for years are probably worried about getting caught now, as was that (former) Dem candidate for Congress in MD


26 posted on 10/02/2012 8:29:30 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: ScottinVA

They may purposely register blacks, freaks, government workers, and weirdos . . . people they know to be Dems. But, in Virginia, there is no registration by party ID.


27 posted on 10/02/2012 8:42:31 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: ruralvoter

That image came from an article called: “Voter restriction laws devastate democrats”, published October 2 2012 at:

http://samuel-warde.com/2012/08/this-is-what-new-voter-restriction-looks-like/

This is from the Florida Times-Union, Aug 27 2012
http://jacksonville.com/news/florida/2012-08-27/story/democratic-registration-all-dries-new-florida-laws

“TALLAHASSEE - Since a new set of state voting laws went into effect more than a year ago, the number of new Democrats registering in Florida has all but disappeared, according to a Times-Union review.
During the 13 months beginning July 1 the year before elections in 2004 and 2008, registered Democrats increased by an average of 209,425 voters. From 2011 to this year, that number was 11,365.
In Duval County alone there were about 13,000 new Democrats, meaning the rest of the state lost them.
Over that same time, the number of registered Republicans increased by 128,039, topping the average of 103,555 during the past two presidential cycles.
Overall, Democrats still hold a 445,794 statewide registration advantage.”


28 posted on 10/02/2012 9:32:34 PM PDT by plushaye (Election 2012 Prayer Force)
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To: Republican Extremist

http://election.dos.state.fl.us/nvra/history.asp


29 posted on 10/03/2012 3:09:05 AM PDT by BushCountry (I hope the Mayans are wrong!)
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To: ruralvoter

Try this...

http://jacksonville.com/news/florida/2012-08-27/story/democratic-registration-all-dries-new-florida-laws


30 posted on 10/03/2012 3:14:00 AM PDT by mcmuffin ("Wanting your country back is not the same thing as working to take it back.")
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To: ruralvoter
Gee they should ask THIRD WAY about this. THIRD WAY a liberal “think tank” says Fla. Dem registration is down 4.5%.
31 posted on 10/03/2012 4:26:10 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: ScottinVA

Not in NoVa. 4 years ago they were like cockroaches, they started after Labor Day 2008, but I have not seen them in my area.


32 posted on 10/03/2012 5:54:02 PM PDT by Perdogg
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