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Report: Top Florida Republicans say election law was intentionally designed to suppress the vote
THE HILL ^ | 11/27/12 | J Easley

Posted on 11/27/2012 8:39:53 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

Two former top Florida Republicans say a new law that shortened the early voting period in the state was designed by the GOP to suppress the Democratic vote, not to curb voter fraud, according to a report Monday from the Palm Beach Post.

The Palm Beach Post quoted Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer and former Gov. Charlie Crist, neither of whom is still a party member, and a handful of other party operatives, who said claims the law was designed to curb voter fraud in the state were merely a marketing ploy to provide cover for the party’s voter suppression efforts.

“The Republican Party, the strategists, the consultants, they firmly believe that early voting is bad for Republican Party candidates,” Greer told The Post. “It’s done for one reason and one reason only. … We’ve got to cut down on early voting because early voting is not good for us."

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: florida; vote
Isn't Greer under investigation for corruption? And Crist has been a weasel for years... but CNN just covered this like it was gospel.

Look for an onslaught from the sycophantic Obama worshiping Florida media.

1 posted on 11/27/2012 8:39:56 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Joe Brower

Florida news....Crist is back again. Gag.


2 posted on 11/27/2012 8:41:24 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
The Palm Beach Post quoted Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer and former Gov. Charlie Crist, neither of whom is still a party member

Tell us again how former GOP members = Top Florida Republicans.

3 posted on 11/27/2012 8:43:02 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: SoFloFreeper

Greer is going to jail for corruption. He was very close with Crist.

Crist isn’t a republican anymore.


4 posted on 11/27/2012 8:43:31 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
neither of whom is still a party member...

The Hill, blatantly lying again.

5 posted on 11/27/2012 8:44:00 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: SoFloFreeper

Liars.....

Grifters .....


6 posted on 11/27/2012 8:46:32 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Some element of truth in that title, I suppose. The election law was intentionally designed to suppress voter fraud. Since the Democrats live on voter fraud, it was intentionally designed to suppress Democrat votes.


7 posted on 11/27/2012 8:47:39 AM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I guess the GOP doing everything it can to suppress the Conservative vote isn’t news...


8 posted on 11/27/2012 8:49:16 AM PST by montanajoe
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Voter suppression” is code word for “stop Democrats from voting more than once.”


9 posted on 11/27/2012 8:49:44 AM PST by Thane_Banquo ( Walker 2016)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Report: Top Florida Republicans say election law was intentionally designed to suppress the vote

By the election results, It appears the Republican party didn't even manage to get that right...

10 posted on 11/27/2012 8:55:45 AM PST by apillar
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Top Republicans?”


11 posted on 11/27/2012 8:59:26 AM PST by Fido969
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To: SoFloFreeper

These people are no longer Republicans. The headline for this article is simply a lie. They are now Democrats, and Democrats lie all the time.


12 posted on 11/27/2012 9:05:12 AM PST by Essie
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To: SoFloFreeper
So? The Democrats push for early and often voting because their constituents are too stupid, lazy, and DEAD to all make it to the polls on the ONE AND ONLY day that the Constitution calls for national elections.
13 posted on 11/27/2012 9:09:19 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Isn’t Greer under investigation for corruption? “

Someone may have offered a deal to get out of those charges, and that’s what we saw on CNN.


14 posted on 11/27/2012 9:09:54 AM PST by DBrow
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To: Jim from C-Town

That’s not in the constitution, it’s in the US Code.


15 posted on 11/27/2012 9:11:42 AM PST by DBrow
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To: driftdiver

Emphasis on “former”.

These are not clear representatives of the Republican party of Florida, which has gone through a fundamentally deep restructuring.

Maybe not enough, yet, but still a work in progress.


16 posted on 11/27/2012 9:14:16 AM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

So 0 was elected by fraud! Ho hum. The media will never cover it.


17 posted on 11/27/2012 9:15:32 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Early voting is not good for the GOP because of the increased voter fraud.

And just a reminder, the GOPe backed the fake-Republican Crist ahead of the upstart Rubio. Now of course Rubio’s a GOPe guy, but still, it’s the tea party that got him in office.


18 posted on 11/27/2012 9:18:17 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: SoFloFreeper
I personally think early voting itself is like holding the door open for fraud. Voting should be for those ambitious enough to take the time, not for those who vote because its easy.

Here's a story that popped up here this morning in Michigan. One union heavy precinct took an extra day of voting and didn't bother to notify republican poll watchers.

Extra Early Voting Opportunity in Heavily Democratic Area Raises Eyebrows 'One clerk decided the voters of one city would get a voting opportunity those in the rest of the state didn't get'

Considering how badly the union ballot proposals were crushed you really have to wonder about the bizarre numbers in Michigan.
19 posted on 11/27/2012 9:19:35 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Let us take up the gauntlet. Early voting is not good for Florida, Ohio or any other State. It affords more time for the Acorn type of agitator, to herd more uninformed, less motivated & less competent "voters" to the polls, after the "Community Organizers," are able to coach them how to vote.

Now suffrage was supposed to be controlled by each State, Article I, Sec. 2, of the Federal Constitution. Can anyone conceive of any reason why we--as decent, concerned Americans--forget Party identification;--any reason why any, decent, loyal & concerned American, would want to see a heavier vote from a poorly informed, controlled electorate? Moreover, an electorate increasingly being bribed by an ever expanded Welfare system--an obvious conflict of interest?

We need to stop apologizing from taking a stand that the Founding Fathers would have taken to a man! We need to demand that any voter be acting clearly on his or her own volition; his or her own, personally responsible, motivation; and not being bribed by demagogues & their followers.

William Flax

20 posted on 11/27/2012 9:25:11 AM PST by Ohioan
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To: cripplecreek
I personally think early voting itself is like holding the door open for fraud. Voting should be for those ambitious enough to take the time, not for those who vote because its easy.

It is not just voting because it is easy. It is voting as someone with the time to herd you to the polls, instructs you how to vote. Multiple days to vote, multiplies how much herding the Acorn type of "Community Organizer," can do by the same multiple.

We have to draw a line in the sand and start to fight back against those who reject the very concept of the individual responsibility that made America all that it once was.

William Flax

21 posted on 11/27/2012 9:29:48 AM PST by Ohioan
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To: DBrow
You are correct.

However, federal law does specify that all electors must be selected on the same day, which is “the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November,” i.e. a Tuesday no earlier than November 2 and no later than November 8.

22 posted on 11/27/2012 9:31:13 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Ohioan

I know a 60 year old drug addict who voted for the first time this year.

He recently moved into low income housing and a social worker went door to door signing people up to vote with the veiled threat that not voting might lead to the loss of benefits. Sure enough, they were back to knocking on doors on election day and giving people rides to the polls.

In my opinion, even registering to vote should be for those ambitious enough to actively go and register at the secretary of state office. In fact I think we should have to re-register every 4 years or so.


23 posted on 11/27/2012 9:42:12 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

24 posted on 11/27/2012 9:45:24 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Ohioan

“Can anyone conceive of any reason why ... any, decent, loyal & concerned American, would want to see a heavier vote from a poorly informed, controlled electorate?”

No, but I can see why a Democrat would want it.


25 posted on 11/27/2012 9:53:51 AM PST by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: Thane_Banquo

Exactly.

Similarly, “swiftboating” is code for...”telling the truth”


26 posted on 11/27/2012 9:57:50 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: Gil4

Plenty of FReepers were all for it because they believed that they were winning.


27 posted on 11/27/2012 10:09:25 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Democrats do “rally voting”

The NEED sunday voting in order to use the churches to “escort” parishoners to the voting booths, absentee ballots, and generally “help” them vote the right way.

The democrats also use homeless shelters, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities to vote for those people via absentee.

If republicans want to seriously stop vote fraud they have to start NOW.


28 posted on 11/27/2012 10:10:19 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Proof-positive that the Republican party has been infiltrated by Dims long ago - RINOS are the least of our problems.


29 posted on 11/27/2012 10:24:13 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: El Cid
Some element of truth in that title, I suppose. The election law was intentionally designed to suppress voter fraud. Since the Democrats live on voter fraud, it was intentionally designed to suppress Democrat votes.

Yep - the Founders had it right when they only allowed men who were productive property owners to vote. If it was still that way, we would be a much more conservative and God-fearing Nation with our Freedoms intact. No offense to all those who get to vote due to Women's Suffrage, but let's face it, the really conservative women are much fewer and further between than ever before and it's mainly because of the "liberal" policies and movements that heralded the female vote and other "empowerment". I truly love and appreciate all the conservative women of the world and I hope you do not take offense. If you do take offense, take it up with my wife - she won't let me fight with girls because that's a woman's job...

30 posted on 11/27/2012 10:35:05 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: driftdiver
Crist isn’t a republican anymore.

Crist was never a republican, and neither are most of the GOPe.

31 posted on 11/27/2012 1:06:51 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: SoFloFreeper

How can a county that has a district with only 7 registered voters & turns in 900 votes on Nov 6th possibly claim ‘voter suppression”?????


32 posted on 11/27/2012 1:09:57 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: cripplecreek

FReepers were all for voting early and often? For making fraud easy? For same-day voter registration? For motor-voter? For illegals and felons voting?

My memory is drawing a blank. Exactly what were plenty of Freepers “all for” because they thought they were winning?

I always thought the other side had the lock on the brain-dead vote, and I haven’t seen many contrary opinions here.


33 posted on 11/27/2012 2:07:49 PM PST by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: Gil4

Go back and read what I said and try again.

I’m not going to respond to childish strawmen.


34 posted on 11/27/2012 2:13:02 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: trebb
RE: 30

I agree with your comments. God bless the conservative women out there, but we have to acknowledge that God did design us differently (praise the Lord). All equal before God regarding salvation and as His children, but despite what the caterwauling media and society wants to tell us - we are different. Women tend to excel in nurturing and appreciate those attributes. Makes them excellent mothers and keepers of the household, but this attribute gives them the inclination to vote for socialists and to swallow the lies and promises of the politicians.

35 posted on 11/27/2012 2:44:55 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: cripplecreek

OK, minus the sarcasm, I’m really confused by your post.

I quoted this:
“Can anyone conceive of any reason why ... any, decent, loyal & concerned American, would want to see a heavier vote from a poorly informed, controlled electorate?”

Then I made this comment:
No, but I can see why a Democrat would want it.

You replied to that comment with this:
Plenty of FReepers were all for it because they believed that they were winning.

What is your “it” that Freepers were all for. In context, it should mean “a heavier vote from a poorly informed, controlled electorate?” If that is your intention, I disagree unless you have a pretty good explanation. I just don’t see it. If that wasn’t your intention, I badly misunderstood (and I’m still in the dark.)

Is it possible you meant to reply to someone else?


36 posted on 11/27/2012 5:49:35 PM PST by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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