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Citing long lines and a lengthy ballot, Gelber asks Scott to extend early voting
Herald Tribune ^ | 11/1/12 | L Dunkelberger

Posted on 11/01/2012 11:35:33 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Former state Sen. Dan Gelber, D-Miami Beach, called on Gov. Rick Scott today to extend early voting through Sunday. The eight-day early voting period is scheduled to end Saturday.

Gelber, who ran unsuccessfully for attorney general in 2010, said the fact that the Legislature cut the early voting period from 14 days to eight days coupled with the “absurd length of the ballot” _ which the Legislature used to place 11 constitutional amendments on _ have lead to long lines and delays for Florida voters.

Gelber said extending the early-voting period for another day “won’t solve this problem, (but) it will certainly improve the situation.” Gelber noted former Govs. Charlie Crist and Jeb Bush extended voting times during elections.

(Excerpt) Read more at politics.heraldtribune.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012; election2012; fl; florida
Rush just spoke about this.
1 posted on 11/01/2012 11:35:41 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper; Joe Brower; seekthetruth

Florida news.

Democrats are morons. Just because most of their electorate is illiterate doesn’t mean the rest of us should have to suffer.

Oh, and look: Gelber, the clown, waited until nearly the end of early voting to ask for this...what a jackass.


2 posted on 11/01/2012 11:37:18 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

This idiot believes it will help The Disaster?

It is a nothing burger. Matters not if it is extended or not, he is FINISHED.


3 posted on 11/01/2012 11:37:42 AM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

We have 9 constitutional ammendments to vote on in Louisiana. It is going to be a long day. I better bring a book!


4 posted on 11/01/2012 11:38:17 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: SoFloFreeper

They had 8 days of early voting and a month of absentee ballots......why were they lazy?

So No you don’t get extra time, extra time is next Tuesday.


5 posted on 11/01/2012 11:39:40 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars
They had 8 days of early voting and a month of absentee ballots

And plenty of time to study the ballot before they crawled into the voting booth.

Eff 'em.

6 posted on 11/01/2012 11:42:22 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

No necessity other than to extend fraud.


7 posted on 11/01/2012 11:42:22 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: SoFloFreeper
No.

Next question?

8 posted on 11/01/2012 11:42:39 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Because the ballot is so long??? Seriously?
Well...you can cut it in half by removing all the democrat names....


9 posted on 11/01/2012 11:42:39 AM PDT by Adder (No Mo BO)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I drove through the local (Doctor Phillips, Orlando) polling place parking lot at least 8 times over 3 days before finding an open parking spot. Every time I drove past, the line was 60-90 minutes long.

I finally got a parking spot, and spent an hour in line (at least the weather was nice) in order to vote.

I would have waited for election day, but I have jury duty that day, and I didn't want to risk missing or being late for either.

I have no idea if the heavy crowds are good or bad news. I do notice that there are probably half as many Obama signs as in 2008, and at least twice (maybe three times) as many Romney signs as there were McCain signs.

10 posted on 11/01/2012 11:43:53 AM PDT by Johnny B.
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To: SoFloFreeper
“absurd length of the ballot”

....anything with more words than the front of a potato chip bag is troublesome

11 posted on 11/01/2012 11:44:49 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Johnny B.

Waiting in line to vote... so odd to me. In California, there is never a line. Just walk right in, ask for a ballot. Done.


12 posted on 11/01/2012 11:46:16 AM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Bitsy
We have 9 constitutional ammendments to vote on in Louisiana. It is going to be a long day. I better bring a book!

May I suggest this one? Hold it so that everyone in the polling place can see the cover. :-)


13 posted on 11/01/2012 11:46:50 AM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: Arthurio

RULING: Handwritten ballots on any paper product can be placed in any dumpster on November 7th. Lines not expected to be long and no UN poll watchers.


14 posted on 11/01/2012 11:50:06 AM PDT by polkajello (Romney: The Lesser of Two Weasels)
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To: SoFloFreeper
You are so right...waaaaah those pesky Republicans changed the rules, and we can't vote eternally before election day....waaaaah.

Tough Shxx!

15 posted on 11/01/2012 11:52:44 AM PDT by Florida native
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To: SoFloFreeper
"...called on Gov. Rick Scott today to extend early voting...the Legislature cut the early voting period...former Govs. Charlie Crist and Jeb Bush extended voting times during elections...."

FL allows a governor to ignore laws passed by the legislature?

The Kenyan must go.

16 posted on 11/01/2012 11:54:56 AM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Why? Because people have to stay overnight to finish voting?
17 posted on 11/01/2012 11:58:48 AM PDT by zeaal
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


18 posted on 11/01/2012 12:06:11 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: SoFloFreeper

One more day of early voting = one more day for Dems to cheat.


19 posted on 11/01/2012 12:11:29 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Joe Brower

All those super intelligent democrats should be able to whiz right through the ballot!


20 posted on 11/01/2012 12:13:22 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Arthurio
In California, there is never a line. Just walk right in, ask for a ballot.
It was the same for me in Illinois (DuPage County). They didn't have early voting, and they didn't encourage absentee voting, and I never had to wait more than 5 minutes to vote on election day.

I'm not sure why things are so dramatically different here in Orlando.

21 posted on 11/01/2012 12:33:27 PM PDT by Johnny B.
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In Nevada, it depends on where you go to early vote. If you go to the supermarkets, there is always a long line. If you go the the library, zero line, literally zero. (hmmmm).


22 posted on 11/01/2012 1:26:14 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: SoFloFreeper; Bob Ireland

FYI, pal .............................................. FRegards


23 posted on 11/01/2012 3:51:55 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Wasn’t it decided in 200o that you couldn’t change rules in the middle of an election? I say no. Vote on election day. Its always worked for me.


24 posted on 11/01/2012 3:54:54 PM PDT by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Didn’t they get the early voting extended on the front side through court order?


25 posted on 11/01/2012 5:06:41 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Joe Brower; manc; wymck; ghost26; PJammers; myuval; tiredofreeloaders; WBITT; bigcheese; Yulee; ...
Thanks for the ping. I am pinging my FL Freeper list here as received this message from a fellow FL Freeper. To those who go to the polls to vote, please note message below.
*************

Warning! We have a lot of PETITIONS that are trying to get your signature at the polls!

1. Victoria Baer personally got asked to sign a PETITION TO PROTECT OUR FISHING AND WATERS...what THAT REALLY IS...is to SHUT DOWN MORE OCEAN AND FISHING FROM US...TO LIMIT OUR FOOD SUPPLY AND INCOME! THIS IS AGENDA 21 IN OUR OCEANS!!!

2. Then there is another PETITION.... To take MORE land from private owners and turn it into FEDERAL LAND... THIS IS AGENDA 21 over our land ...see here for more details! http://lynn-a.blogspot.com/2012/08/new-florida-state-wide-petition-drive.html 3. DOC STAMPS................Folks will be asked to sign a petition at the polls to allow this to come before the Florida state legislature. This is not an amendment to the state constitution, yet.

The county governments use all the moneys currently collected from the doc stamps when there is a land sale. If those county governments have to part with some of those funds, then the individual governments will be knocking on the doors of the individual taxpayers in their counties to make up that loss.

Therefore, do not sign any petition. Furthermore, lands bought through the Florida Forever 200 program remove private lands from tax rolls, thereby decreasing the tax base in the individual counties and increasing the tax liability on the remaining taxpayers within each county in Florida.

Gov. Rick Scott has attempted to end the Florida Forever 2000 Program for the reasons I have just described. As here in Putnam Co. we don't need some do-good entity buying another 1200 acres of swamp land. The bureaucracy that administers the Florida Forever program see the end of their jobs and are using this DOC STAMP scam as a last ditch effort to save their world.

Tell them to go get a real job and stop living off of us like parasites. This program has already spent $300 million of our money over the last 12 years. It is time to stop the spending!”

Please send this explanation to all on your e-mail list. Thanks

Don, A Titusville Patriot
http://www.titusvillepatriots.ning.com/

26 posted on 11/01/2012 7:20:39 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

OMG Election day voting is not so terrible. There are lots more polling places and much shorter lines. Democrats should try it sometime. Gelber just wants an extra Sunday of black churches marching their flock to the polls. Not going to happen.


27 posted on 11/01/2012 7:32:25 PM PDT by lovesdogs
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To: Joe Brower

Just saw on twitter Gov Scott said NO! Thank you God!


28 posted on 11/02/2012 4:31:24 AM PDT by tutstar
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To: Johnny B.; Arthurio; seekthetruth
***I'm not sure why things are so dramatically different here in Orlando***

I believe the reason is because of great enthusiasm to vote for R & R - plus the long Constitutional amendment listing.

I have voted early in Orlando since early voting started - NEVER encountered any line at all. Given the enthusiasm gap of Elephants over Asses, I have to speculate that this is an harbinger of a sweep for 'Pubbies [in Fla]!

29 posted on 11/02/2012 9:22:57 AM PDT by Bob Ireland (The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise)
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To: Bob Ireland; All

Lies have been VERY long all during early voting which ends tomorrow!

I believe things will go well in the Orlando to Tampa area. I also believe it might be very close in the Broward/Miami Dade area. Folks are turning there too!

Heard Romney may come down to the South Florida area over the weekend. If anyone heres of where and when, please ping me and post on our FR FL board. Thanks!


30 posted on 11/02/2012 9:54:42 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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