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Old 11-06-2012, 11:07 AM
 
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People waiting in lines for hours and finally having to give up and go to work. A ballot that takes 10 minutes to read. Are these people just idiots or is there some agenda here to try to prevent certain people from voting?

Why does the election go so smooth here in Minnesota? I don't care if you're in Minneapolis or a suburb you don't wait any longer than 15 mins.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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Why Does Florida Have A Ten-Page Ballot?

Robyn
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:47 AM
 
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That's just part of it. They obviously have a lack of facilities and they are still using 1950's technology. Maybe if they make it too big a hassle the poor and working poor will not be able to vote? I think that is closer to the truth.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Video I saw this a.m. of one polling place, there are six - count 'em - SIX polling booths for many hundreds of people. People in line at 7 a.m. still waiting two-three hours. Maybe they want everyone to vote absentee?

FL does have a population of 20 million people, but apparently they don't want to accommodate them at the polls.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:52 AM
 
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People waiting in lines for hours and finally having to give up and go to work. A ballot that takes 10 minutes to read. Are these people just idiots or is there some agenda here to try to prevent certain people from voting?

Why does the election go so smooth here in Minnesota? I don't care if you're in Minneapolis or a suburb you don't wait any longer than 15 mins.
RICK SCOTT Having a CROOK run your state is always a problem.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:53 AM
 
Location: The Cascade Foothills
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That's just part of it. They obviously have a lack of facilities and they are still using 1950's technology. Maybe if they make it too big a hassle the poor and working poor will not be able to vote? I think that is closer to the truth.
Let's face it - Florida has a history of GOP election day trickery.

I have no doubt that if the GOP thinks they can't win by honest means, they will stoop to win by whatever means it takes.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:54 AM
 
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Well, I think it's time for the federal government to take over the elections in FLA until they get their collective **** together.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Oh, the GOP will steal the vote for Romney, no matter what it takes, and that includes vote flipping in their vote counting machines. Romney wins FL.

See last 30 minutes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5N2KASVCUk
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:57 AM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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The whole state is so dysfunctional, and there's a good reason (lots of 'em actually) why many folks have moved there... and eventually left!

Or as comedian Chris Rock puts it, Florida is the state "where everybody hates everybody else"!!
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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That's just part of it. They obviously have a lack of facilities and they are still using 1950's technology. Maybe if they make it too big a hassle the poor and working poor will not be able to vote? I think that is closer to the truth.
In my county - we have optical ballot scanners (don't know what all the other counties in Florida use). And - if you had bothered to read the thread in the Florida forum (you posted 2 minutes after I posted - perhaps you're just a fast reader ) - you would have seen that elections are run by elected county Supervisors of Elections. The post is nominally "non-partisan" - but it really isn't. The counties with the most problems are usually "blue" counties. So - if they have problems - they can blame their "blue" Supervisors of Elections. Also - if you read the thread - you'll see that a lot of these counties don't have anywhere near as many polling places per capita as a county like mine has. And that - in many of these counties - the ballots have to be in 2 - and sometimes 3 languages (English - Spanish - and sometimes Creole). Robyn
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