Posted 1 year ago on Dec. 29, 2012, 9:03 p.m. EST by bensdad
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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"