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Pinellas elections chief ignores state rule on absentee ballots (Florida)
Tampa Tribune ^ | December 3, 2013 | William March

Posted on 12/03/2013 7:32:20 AM PST by GIdget2004

Pinellas County Elections Supervisor Deborah Clark [Republican] says she’ll ignore a directive on absentee ballot returns from Secretary of State Ken Detzner in the March 11 Congressional District 13 special election.

In a message to Detzner on Monday, Clark said she’ll go ahead with plans to allow voters to drop off absentee ballots at eight sites across the county — not just at her own three offices — in the election to replace the late Rep. C.W. Bill Young.

Disagreeing with Detzner’s interpretation of Florida elections law, she said the law authorizes the extra dropoff points. In addition, she said, they add to voter convenience and save taxpayer dollars.

Detzner’s Nov. 25 directive told supervisors that voters who receive mail ballots but drop them off in person rather than mailing them back must take them to the elections supervisor’s office.

That generated protests from Democrats of voter suppression by the Gov. Rick Scott administration — Detzner is a Scott appointee — and objections from supervisors including Craig Latimer in Hillsborough, a Democrat, and Brian Corley in Pasco, a Republican.

Both use numerous additional dropoff spots besides their own offices in their elections.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
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1 posted on 12/03/2013 7:32:20 AM PST by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004
Florida: where Democrat officials rewrote the rules during the 2000 election, and the corrupt FLOTUS let them.
2 posted on 12/03/2013 7:35:07 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: GIdget2004

“voter suppression” - bull. The only thing being suppressed is Democrat criminality.


3 posted on 12/03/2013 7:37:42 AM PST by Ray76
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To: GIdget2004

Absentee ballots is military with Florida home of record.

Among others


4 posted on 12/03/2013 7:39:15 AM PST by stanne
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To: GIdget2004
I wish Republicans all over the country would start fighting fire with fire!

When a Democrat shows up with a bag of "found" ballots, a Republican should immediately say "Oh yeah, we found these ballots in the garage," and dump them in with all the other ballots.

5 posted on 12/03/2013 7:40:38 AM PST by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: GIdget2004

Hey, lets just let people drop them off at their local SEIU, NAACP, DNC and Planned Parenthood offices! What could possibly go wrong???.........


6 posted on 12/03/2013 7:49:19 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: eCSMaster

Republicans are part of the problem. Vote conservative.


7 posted on 12/03/2013 8:33:39 AM PST by onedoug
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To: GIdget2004

Another republican doing a dirty job against another republican ao that democrats don’t have to.


8 posted on 12/03/2013 10:38:34 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: onedoug

bttt they don’t even try to hide it anymore


9 posted on 12/03/2013 11:13:08 AM PST by txhurl
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