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Forum Post: well done republiclans !

Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 29, 2012, 9:03 p.m. EST by bensdad (8977)
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A new study reveals that as many as 49,000 people were discouraged from voting in Florida due to long election-day lines. An analysis by Theodore Allen, an associate professor of industrial engingeering at Ohio State University, shows that these tens of thousands of people were kept away because of polling place problems.

Leading up to the 2012 presidential election, much news was made surrounding Florida’s long voting lines. In some cases, the lines lasted up to nine hours and Governor Rick Scott denied the problem, only noting it was “very good” that people were getting out to vote.

According to Allen, 19,000 of those voters would have voted for GOP candidate Mitt Romney, with the remaining 30,000 votes going to President Obama. The Orlando Sentinel published Allen’s research and indicated “Obama’s margin over Romney in Florida could have been roughly 11,000 votes higher than it was, based just on Central Florida results.”

Allen’s research also found that Black and Hispanic voters were disproportionality disenfranchised.

well done !

now we know why you cant say "Democratic Party"



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[-] 2 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

Solution: When one signs up for the selective services, he is auto registered to vote. You dont have to be assigned to a specific party- think about how fucked up that is- and you are good to go.

The formatting of the amendments and all the legalize was total bullshit. Like the healthcare amendment. It was to repeal obamacare. But it didnt stop there. There was all other sorts of bullshit. Typical political nonsense as a result of only hiring rich lawyers to run circles around the people.

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 5 years ago

Rick Scott is scum

Another area where Rick Scott is scum - http://occupywallst.org/forum/drug-testing-welfare-recipients-officially-proven-/

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 5 years ago

Instant Karma baby.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 5 years ago

Don't forget those that considered it a wedge issue.

[-] 0 points by highlander (-163) 5 years ago

early voting, absentee voting, large number of voting precincts. What would you have, bensdad? what would be your solution to the so called "problem"?

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 5 years ago

good question!
so many people here ( I'm guilty too ) post kvetches and complaints and generalizations -
without proposed solutions and facts

The only road to any goal - guarantee the VOTE for everyone

We will only succeed - with ANY of our goals -
if the people with power in Washington change.

WE MUST make sure that
WE will be able to vote for candidates who will NOT suppress the vote.

WE MUST make sure that WE will be able to vote for candidates who will NOT suppress the vote.
And we do know that one party is suppressing the vote and one party's operatives have been repeatedly arrested and convicted of voter fraud. And this party is the R...............
We need to contact our representatives to impliment and enforce anti-voter suppression laws.
Find your House member & Senator & write & call them:

VP Joe Biden, 1600 Pennsylvania Av, Washington DC 20006

Dear ............................:

{ Y.O.U.R...I.N.T.R.O...H.E.R.E }

We have seen many states do everything possible to restrict the voting rights of American citizens. They cannot win elections with ideas, so they use manipulation.

providing inadequate numbers of voting machines
purging voting rolls
restricting voting hours
voter ID requirements
cutting early voting

Just like the civil rights movement, we must solve this at the FEDERAL level with NATIONAL laws that will void the anti-citizen anti-voting state laws.

These existing federal laws may prove useful ( slightly editted ):

Title 18 US Code - Section 241: Conspiracy against rights

If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

Title 18 US Code - Section 242: Deprivation of rights under color of law

Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

I see this issue as an opportunity to show our district and your coinstituents the kind of courageouss leadership - for democracy - and for America - that you can provide.

I look forward to voting for you again !

[-] 0 points by highlander (-163) 5 years ago

Thank you. One person's idea of "suppressing the vote" may be another person's idea of "preventing voter fraud". Once again, there is always room for improvement. It is possible to have electronic signatures for purchases, prescribing of pain meds, etc. Perhaps an electronic signature can be possible for the vote. A lot of individuals would be able to vote in that manner. That would reduce lines for those who have to go to a ballot box.
Prevention of voter fraud is more important now than ever. If it was possible to cook the vote in the 19th century, think how easy it would be to do that now. The stakes are infinitely higher now since most national votes boil down to just 2-3% of the vote.

[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 5 years ago

as far as I know, EVERYONE arrested for voter fraud this year was an Rs

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 5 years ago

There was NO voter fraud..................It's prevention was NEVER the aim.

They admitted it.........over and over.

I guess you missed that part and let your record skip.