Skip to comments.Exclusive Breaking: 1,100 Florida Voters Disenfranchised Today
Posted on 08/14/2012 12:08:53 PM PDT by smoothsailing
August 14, 2012
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.
In politics there are no coincidences............
“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.
Ignore my last post! I see that you figured it out.
Good advice, HGC. Thanks for posting. :)
Florida Freeper ping!
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)
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.”
“If the race is close enough to need to count the provisionals, the people can come in with proof that theyre eligible and their vote will be counted.”
How does that work for deployed soldiers?
Thanks for the info, I didn’t know that. So the post office ignored it’s own policy. That’s lousy, heads should roll.
It doesn’t. They’re at the mercy of the leftist who always manage to conveniently’ screw up.
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.
And tomorrow, someone will find them in a dumpster.
“Allen West is clearly on the ballot in Martin County.”
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.
This SCAB letter carrier thinks management must get a colonoscopy by the IG.
tutstar, I believe you are spot on!
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.
Nope. The voters being screwed are veterans overseas. The kind of folks most likely to vote for West.
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