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  • Puerto Rican devastation could mean more Florida (Democrat) voters

    09/28/2017 10:37:50 AM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/27/2017 | Marc Caputo
    SAN JUAN — As Puerto Rico slips deeper into what many call a humanitarian crisis following Hurricane Maria, the island is primed for a mass exodus of what could be 1 million people — a sizable number of whom are expected to settle in Florida, the nation's biggest swing state. That could well prove to be a boon to Democrats in a state which the past four top-of-the-ticket races have been decided by about a percentage point. "It’s going to mean a lot more people voting Democrat in Florida," Marco Rigau, president of the San Juan municipal assembly, told POLITICO...
  • Feds order Florida to halt ongoing push to remove ineligible voters from rolls.

    06/01/2012 10:00:35 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 125 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 1, 2012 | AP
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla – Federal authorities are demanding that Florida halt its push to remove ineligible voters from the voter rolls. In a move that comes just months before the state could play a pivotal role in the 2012 presidential election, the U.S. Department of Justice contends that the state is violating federal law in its effort to identify and remove ineligible voters. The state's effort has already come under fire from local election supervisors who belong to both political parties, as well as Democratic members of Congress and voting rights groups. Chris Cate, a spokesman for the Florida Department of...
  • ATTN Florida FReepers: Please post how you plan to vote on Ammendments/Judges

    09/22/2008 11:33:34 AM PDT · by davidosborne · 11 replies · 405+ views
    VoteSmart ^ | 22 Sept 2008 | VoteSmart
    I am starting this thread so that FReepers can discuss/debate Judges/Ammendments on the ballot in 2008. I will be posting my recommendations soon, but before I do that I wanted to see what my fellow FReepers think. FReegards, David
  • Castro falls, possibly breaking leg

    10/21/2004 12:28:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 134 replies · 2,503+ views
    CNN ^ | October 21, 2004 | CNN Havana Bureau Chief Lucia Newman
    HAVANA, Cuba (CNN) -- President Fidel Castro fell, possibly breaking his leg, after giving a graduation speech Wednesday in the central Cuban city of Santa Clara. Sending a buzz through the crowd, the 78-year-old leader appeared to trip as he was walking away from the podium. In an effort to calm the crowd, Castro took the microphone after a few minutes, saying: "Just so that there won't be any speculation, it seems that I broke my knee." He apologized for any concerns he may have caused for those who care about him and then joked how his spill was likely...
  • RS: Bush Like Me - Ten weeks undercover in the grass roots of the Republican Party

    10/13/2004 11:34:04 AM PDT · by weegee · 103 replies · 5,703+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | (Posted Oct 06, 2004) | By MATT TAIBBI
    I never felt any longing to go to Orlando, Florida. What I felt, in traveling south to volunteer for the campaign of George W. Bush, was an obligation. Let me explain by first saying something about the critics of our president. A great many of them like to laugh at George Bush for not reading books and for being uninterested in visiting other countries. But a lot of those same people are guilty of the opposite offense. They prefer to read books and travel abroad rather than actually getting to know their own country face to face. These critics do...
  • Protestors Ransack Bush/Cheney Headquarters In Orlando

    10/05/2004 7:25:14 PM PDT · by litany_of_lies · 59 replies · 3,915+ views
    Local 6 News Orlando, FL ^ | October 5, 2004 (9:10 pm latest update) | Local 6 News
    Protestors Ransack Bush/Cheney Headquarters In Orlando 2 People Receive Minor Injuries During Protest POSTED: 6:05 pm EDT October 5, 2004 UPDATED: 9:10 pm EDT October 5, 2004 ORLANDO, Fla. -- A group of protestors stormed and then ransacked a Bush-Cheney headquarters building in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, according to Local 6 News. Protestors Storm, Ransack Bush-Cheney Headquarters In Orlando Download RealPlayer Local 6 News reported that several people from the group of 100 Orlando protestors face possible assault charges after the group forced their way inside the Republican headquarters office. While in the building, some of the protestors drew horns and...
  • More blatantly lazy reporting on Orlando GOP office ransack

    10/05/2004 7:54:41 PM PDT · by MIT-Elephant · 9 replies · 991+ views
    In the local artricle about the Orlando Bush/Cheney office storming... ...Two protestors received minor injuries when the crowd stormed the building, including a Republican volunteer...I have serious doubts that a "Republican volunteer" was involved in a sea of protestors storming a GOP office.
  • Protesters Ransack Bush HQ's in Orlando!

    10/05/2004 10:49:24 PM PDT · by blondee123 · 80 replies · 3,645+ views ^ | 10/05/2004
    Protestors Ransack Bush/Cheney Headquarters In Orlando 2 People Receive Minor Injuries During Protest POSTED: 6:05 pm EDT October 5, 2004 UPDATED: 11:14 pm EDT October 5, 2004 ORLANDO, Fla. -- A group of protestors stormed and then ransacked a Bush-Cheney headquarters building in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, according to Local 6 News. Video Protestors Storm, Ransack Bush-Cheney Headquarters In Orlando Local
  • Designer of Confusing Ballot Loses in Palm Beach County

    09/02/2004 8:22:49 AM PDT · by OESY · 23 replies · 927+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 2, 2004 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 1 (AP) - Theresa LePore, the official whose confusing butterfly ballot design contributed to the turmoil of the 2000 presidential election and became the butt of jokes on late-night talk shows, lost her bid for re-election Tuesday. With all 692 precincts reporting, a challenger for her post as Palm Beach County elections supervisor, Arthur Anderson, had 91,134 votes, or 52 percent, while Ms. LePore had 85,601, or 48 percent. Ms. LePore declined to meet with reporters early Wednesday, but as the polls closed Tuesday she said she was too busy overseeing the counting of ballots...
  • Iraq: Bush's Chechnya (barf alert!)

    09/02/2004 7:42:15 AM PDT · by Andy from Beaverton · 16 replies · 599+ views ^ | September 02, 2004 | Palm Beach Post Editorial
    Iraq: Bush's Chechnya By Palm Beach Post EditorialHASH(0x5e081c)Thursday, September 02, 2004The bombings of two Russian jets, apparently by Chechen terrorists, and Wednesday's hostage-taking hold warnings for AmericansOne is to be skeptical of the claim that terrorists attack simply because they "hate freedom." Today's Russia is hardly a version of American democracy. Chechen rebels consider their republic to be oppressed and occupied by Russia. Separatists in the region trying to break from the Russian federation are similar to Iraqi insurgents in ways Washington needs to think about. Americans already are too familiar with one aspect — tactics of radical Islamists....
  • Rev. Sharpton fires up Democratic voters at Miami church

    08/30/2004 8:53:11 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 45 replies · 1,723+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | august 30, 2004 | Jamie Malernee
    They danced, clapped, shouted and sang, and that was before the Rev. Al Sharpton even opened his mouth. By the time the former presidential candidate finished his sermon to more than a thousand people gathered in a Miami church Sunday, blending politics and religion into a call to action to South Florida's black community, congregation members churned with energy. When he was done, Sharpton introduced the chairman of the Democratic National Committee. McAuliffe apologized to the congregation for the 2000 election and for not being in Florida to stop voting problems.
  • Are You Too Stupid to Vote Properly?

    07/06/2004 5:39:38 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 29 replies · 1,839+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | July 6, 2004 | Joe Mariani
    According to some Democratic lawmakers, you aren't capable of voting this year without a United Nations monitor making sure you get it right. Nine prominent Democrats, elected members of the House of Representatives, have sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, begging him to send UN monitors to oversee the 2004 election. Florida representative Eddie Bernice Johnson led the latest effort to subvert the sovereignty of the United States and place us under the control of the increasingly-corrupt United Nations. Let me get this straight. A group of Democrats want to bring some people from countries like North Korea,...
  • Blind Voters Allege Discrimination By Palm Beach, Florida Elections Chief

    02/10/2003 4:18:51 PM PST · by Shermy · 4 replies · 270+ views
    WKMG Orlando ^ | February 10, 2003
    A group of blind voters sued Palm Beach elections supervisor Theresa LePore on Monday, claiming she didn't provide equipment that would have let them vote by secret ballot. The lawsuit asks that LePore make available audio equipment that will let voters who are blind and visually impaired vote without assistance. It also calls for LePore to train poll workers on how to use the new technology. The federal court lawsuit seeks to be declared a class action but doesn't seek monetary damages. The plaintiffs said LePore had brought the machines to the Center for Independent Living Options for demonstrations before...