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Exclusive Breaking: 1,100 Florida Voters Disenfranchised Today
Election Law Center ^ | 8-14-2012 | Christian Adams

Posted on 08/14/2012 12:08:53 PM PDT by smoothsailing

August 14, 2012

Exclusive Breaking: 1,100 Florida Voters Disenfranchised Today

Christian Adams

Election Law Center has learned that 1,100 Florida voters will not be able to participate in today's state primary because of snafus by the government. 300 absentee voters in Martin County (FL) and 800 in Indian River County (FL) did not receive their requested absentee ballots in time to participate in today's important primary election because the United States Post Office treated the bulk absentee ballot mailings as third class mail. The ballots were deposited by Martin and Indian River County election officials with the United States Post Office nearly three weeks ago, but the USPS office in Jacksonville treated the absentee ballot mailings as third class mail.

Some of the voters just today received their absentee ballots by mail, and today is the day of the election. According to attorneys knowledgeable with Florida election law, these ballots may not be faxed, emailed or otherwise returned electronically. That means 1,100 voters who sought to participate in the election will not be allowed to participate.

Who is running? There are primaries for United States Senate, Alan West vs. Robert Crowder, State House, County Commissioner, Sheriff, School Supervisors, and other Congressional offices. Examine a sample ballot here.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: disenfranchised; election2012; elections; fl; florida; obamasfault; postoffice; usps
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To: longtermmemmory

Thanks for the info, I didn’t know that. So the post office ignored it’s own policy. That’s lousy, heads should roll.


51 posted on 08/14/2012 3:08:45 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

It doesn’t. They’re at the mercy of the leftist who always manage to conveniently’ screw up.


52 posted on 08/14/2012 3:10:17 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer.)
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To: smoothsailing; Joe Brower

That’s the post office fault but more than likely my thought is that a democrat working in the election supervisor’s office waited a long time before actually mailing them.


53 posted on 08/14/2012 3:19:52 PM PDT by tutstar
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To: mazda77
drop them off at the Supervisor of Elections office by 7 PM they will be accepted

And tomorrow, someone will find them in a dumpster.

54 posted on 08/14/2012 3:42:33 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: smoothsailing; grobdriver

“Allen West is clearly on the ballot in Martin County.”


Of course he’s on the ballot—in the GOP primary, against the sheriff of Martin County. As I explained in my prior post, (i) West isn’t running in a general election, so reducing turnout in a GOP county won’t be effective in trying to defeat him and (ii) if anything, reducing turnout in Martin County will benefit West since (A) the sheriff of Martin County is his opponent in the GOP primary and (B) West has never represented Martin County before (the old FL-22 that West won in 2010 was wholly within Broward and Palm Beach Counties).

Yes, RINOs may try to defeat Allen West. Yes, one weapon that liberals use to cheat is denying qualified voters in conservative areas (or whom they assume are conservative, such as military voters) the right to vote. But in a GOP primary in FL (where only registered Republicans can vote), dampening turnout in conservative counties won’t do much to prop up the RINO who is running against West, much less when turnout is being dampened in the RINOs home county.

Allen West will win his primary by a comfortable margin. The general election will be tougher, but I have faith that he will beat whichever of Patrick Murphy and Jim Horn win the RAT primary.


55 posted on 08/14/2012 3:57:21 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: longtermmemmory
All political mail, franked, first class, or presort standard are delivered the same day they are received...presort standard (bulk rate), gets the same treatment as First Class Mail.

This SCAB letter carrier thinks management must get a colonoscopy by the IG.

56 posted on 08/14/2012 4:00:04 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: tutstar; longtermmemmory

tutstar, I believe you are spot on!


57 posted on 08/14/2012 4:02:34 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: smoothsailing

That’s different.

If they are not sending overseas ballots to the military, then report them to fox news and embarrass and humiliate them them about it, then sue.


58 posted on 08/14/2012 4:11:36 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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Please visit The FReepathon Thread!!
Or donate here. Let's wrap this up.



59 posted on 08/14/2012 4:13:28 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
... if anything, reducing turnout in Martin County will benefit West ...

Nope. The voters being screwed are veterans overseas. The kind of folks most likely to vote for West.

60 posted on 08/14/2012 4:25:11 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; grobdriver

Of the 1,100 absentee ballots, 300 are for Martin County and 800 are for Indian River County. West is not on the ballot in Indian River County, just Martin County.

Sheriff Crowder is a DNC tool, I doubt he’ll pull 20% district wide.

This is a cheap shot at West and a direct assault on our men and women in uniform. It’s not known publicly how many of those 300 absentee ballots were meant for military serving overseas, but even if it’s only one ballot, it’s unforgivable.


61 posted on 08/14/2012 4:29:20 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks smoothsailing.
...because the United States Post Office treated the bulk absentee ballot mailings as third class mail.

62 posted on 08/14/2012 4:32:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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More info...

More than 1,000 out-of-state ballots for Martin, Indian River counties get hung up at post office

63 posted on 08/14/2012 4:51:45 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Alan West is just destroying Crowder!!! Connie Mack is running at about 60% and will easily win the GOP Senate Primary. The Bill Nelson vote is running about half of what the GOP vote is. Nelson will lose his seat to Mack, and...Obama will lose Florida by a big margin!!! Democraphics do not lie!!!


64 posted on 08/14/2012 4:55:34 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: chris37
They can always go to the polling place and vote...

Really? Do you also believe that voter ID laws are unconstitutional?
65 posted on 08/14/2012 5:21:18 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: bgill

“A practice run for November?”
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Looks like it to me. “Treated like 3rd class mail”? That’s BS—if the Post Office held onto 3rd class mail for 3 weeks or more, the local offices would quickly become totally buried. The local postal union leadership and members are responsible for this.

This is the last straw for me. I hope they have MASSIVE layoffs now and reduce most of their wage scales to down near the minimum wage. Public Service unions have become absolutely intolerable.


66 posted on 08/14/2012 5:36:21 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

“Just a warning to military absentee voters. Don’t return your ballots back here by friendmail ( the next person going back to the states or your local area ). In the 2000 election Dems challenged any absentee ballot that had a postmark that didn’t match the APO/FPO and got away with it. I’ve heard nothing was done to change that since then.”

You should post that as it’s own thread.


67 posted on 08/14/2012 5:40:45 PM PDT by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

WOO-HOO!

Robert L. Crowder REP 15,654 25.71%

Allen B. West REP 45,228 74.29%

http://enight.elections.myflorida.com/FederalOffices/Representative/


68 posted on 08/14/2012 6:33:04 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Brown Deer

What a stupid question.

Yawn.


69 posted on 08/14/2012 6:37:33 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37
Okay, so you're against voter ID. That explains a few things about you, as well as this comment: "I support the Constitution of the United States, after that, Sarah Palin, after that, Bobby Jindal, after that, no-one."

Too bad he's not eligible for President like Paul Ryan is. ;-)
70 posted on 08/14/2012 6:57:38 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Red Badger

We need to privatize the post office asap.


71 posted on 08/14/2012 6:59:57 PM PDT by omega4179 ( el 0bama comio un perro)
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To: smoothsailing

Democrats begin Cheating in Elections.....

Democrats continue to cheat in Elections.....

I blame the Democrat Voters....Do they realy think that this
Marxist Disaster will passover them?


72 posted on 08/14/2012 7:00:26 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: Brown Deer

I support voter ID laws.

I support Paul Ryan too.

You are clearly insane.

You should wipe that rabid drool off your chin with a rag, it isn’t very becoming.

Go pester someone else please.


73 posted on 08/14/2012 8:25:42 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37
You are clearly insane.

How so, moron?
74 posted on 08/14/2012 8:45:08 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Brown Deer

Bark, little rabid doggie, woof!

75 posted on 08/14/2012 9:13:13 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

lmao, you’re the only one being aggressive. Did you forget to take your meds, kiddo?


76 posted on 08/14/2012 10:49:03 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Brown Deer

Please, sir, won’t you be so kind as to hand me a twig so that I might scrape you off the bottom of my shoe.


77 posted on 08/14/2012 10:55:54 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: smoothsailing

I would sue the government if I were treated so...


78 posted on 08/14/2012 11:05:40 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: smoothsailing

Florida? What do they need absentee ballots for? Isn’t that the place where they once caught a Democrat election official with a voting machine in the trunk of his car? Yeah! It is!

http://cnsnews.com/node/26651


79 posted on 08/14/2012 11:13:22 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: smoothsailing

I believe that Allen West would be more than welcomed to run in another district. Hell, we’ll take him if his district won’t. My district has lots of vets, and most of us don’t care about the current ROE that he was exposed to.


80 posted on 08/15/2012 6:19:24 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (I)
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