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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: Hillarys Gate Cult

In politics there are no coincidences............


41 posted on 08/14/2012 2:22:14 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: smoothsailing
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.
42 posted on 08/14/2012 2:34:13 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

“Go in person and vote or fill out ballot and have someone deliver it before polls close.”

What you are suggesting is impossible in a combat zone.


43 posted on 08/14/2012 2:37:36 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: TornadoAlley3

Ignore my last post! I see that you figured it out.

;-)


44 posted on 08/14/2012 2:39:57 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: Hillarys Gate Cult

Good advice, HGC. Thanks for posting. :)


45 posted on 08/14/2012 2:39:59 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; bevperl; manc; wymck; ghost26; PJammers; myuval; tiredofreeloaders; WBITT; ...

Florida Freeper ping!


46 posted on 08/14/2012 2:40:08 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: smoothsailing

This is not an accident.

Political mail gets tagged as super priority at the post office for various constitutional issues. (freedom of speech voting etc)


47 posted on 08/14/2012 2:56:16 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: smoothsailing

I agree with this poster comment:

‘The people in Florida who wanted an absentee ballot should have received one in a timely fashion, but when it comes to your making your vote count, you don’t leave it up to the election workers. You get your ass to the polls and vote.”


48 posted on 08/14/2012 2:58:20 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer.)
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To: MrB

“If the race is close enough to need to count the provisionals, the people can come in with proof that they’re eligible and their vote will be counted.”

bttt


49 posted on 08/14/2012 2:58:45 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

How does that work for deployed soldiers?


50 posted on 08/14/2012 3:05:32 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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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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