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Thursday, January 3, 2013

It Will Never Be Easy to Vote for a Democrat in Florida

Posted by on Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 11:41 AM

President Obama won the election in Florida, but if the state had actually done its goddamned job and allowed every citizen to have their vote, he probably would've won by a much larger margin. ThinkProgress linked to a study by Ohio State University that concludes:

[A]s many as 49,000 people across Central Florida were discouraged from voting because of long lines on Election Day, according to a researcher at Ohio State University who analyzed election data compiled by the Orlando Sentinel.

This is disgraceful. Every citizen should have the chance to vote. This is arguably the most important duty for any state government, and Florida has made a mockery of it.

 

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Time for everyone to switch to the mail-in system we use. Standing in line is bullshit.
Posted by tiktok on January 3, 2013 at 12:00 PM · Report this
Purocuyu 2
The idea that we should all have the oportunity to vote is awful. We should ALL be obligated to vote. For a representative government to work as one, we should all vote. Stop the get out the vote strategy, and make it a law. Give people a week to vote or whatever, maybe a day off, make mail in ballots available to everyone who wants them, or whatever will get every last one of us to the ballot box.
Posted by Purocuyu http://littlevictorygarden.tumblr.com on January 3, 2013 at 12:13 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 3
This calls for a class action lawsuit that stops this bullshit once and for all.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on January 3, 2013 at 12:18 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 4
Disenfranchisement and fraud is the only way republicans can win, and they obviously know it.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on January 3, 2013 at 12:28 PM · Report this
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Orange county Supervisor of Election is a Democrat. They are their own worst enemy
Posted by JaxBriggs on January 3, 2013 at 12:34 PM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 6
It will never be easy to vote *period* in Florida.
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on January 3, 2013 at 12:39 PM · Report this
The Max 7
I've been saying for the past 12+ years that if you boiled down the Florida General Election of 2000 down to the microcosm of a County Election for dogcatcher, Scalia, Thomas, Jeb Bush, That Makeup Bitch, and a few others would probably still be in jail.
Posted by The Max on January 3, 2013 at 1:00 PM · Report this
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Doesn't Australia fine you $50 if you don't vote, and Voting Day is also a holiday there?
Posted by tiktok on January 3, 2013 at 1:38 PM · Report this
venomlash 9
@4: Word.
Posted by venomlash on January 3, 2013 at 2:24 PM · Report this

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