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Old 11-09-2014, 11:26 AM
 
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Im confused as to the low percentage of people who voted in south florida...I thought it would be higher because legalization of marijuana was on the ballot but to those who are complaining about the government and not voting, I really dont get it...I someone can chime in and give me your 2 cents as to why? This is just amazing to me..
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Old 11-09-2014, 11:34 AM
 
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Turnout among registered Democrats is typically lower during midterm elections, coincidentally when we elect our governor, and higher during presidential elections.

2010 = low voter turnout
2012 = high voter turnout
2014 = low voter turnout

Registered Republicans tend to have more consistent voter turnout.

BTW, Miami-Dade had the lowest voter turnout of all counties in Florida.
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Old 11-09-2014, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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I guess the potheads forgot to vote. Really, though I believe that voter fraud is rampant and medical marijuana would cut into the profits of the med establishment. If voting could change anything it would be illegal.
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Old 11-09-2014, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Miami
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I think a lot had to do with Scott vs. Crist. Not much to vote for there.
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Old 11-10-2014, 07:00 AM
 
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everyone keyboard complains about the government at state and federal levels but are too lazy to get off their asses and vote. and they wonder why corruption is high in politics when they have no one to answer too. aka voters
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:10 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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everyone keyboard complains about the government at state and federal levels but are too lazy to get off their asses and vote. and they wonder why corruption is high in politics when they have no one to answer too. aka voters
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This.

And most people treat the presidential election as a popularity contest.

How many people actually read the Constitution? How many people in Miami actually can read the Constitution?


Either way, the president (or governor) does not govern by himself. And, when we look at the results, what has the current president actually done for the millions who voted for him? Spoken to them a few sops? Put them in expensive and complicated high deductible health insurance plans (maybe better than nothing, but the results could have been much better).


This past year the Florida Legislature passed, and the governor signed, laws that were favorable to my personal situation - by fat chance, I didn't even expect it -, and I made the effort to re-elect my local Florida House representative in appreciation.

In the end, on balance, people usually get what they deserve, including government, which in the United States consists of the legislative, judicial and executive branches, and probably in that order of importance, from the bottom up.

But most people have it arse-backwards (or face-backwards, as it were).

Good Luck!
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Old 11-10-2014, 01:03 PM
 
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Im confused as to the low percentage of people who voted in south florida...I thought it would be higher because legalization of marijuana was on the ballot but to those who are complaining about the government and not voting, I really dont get it...I someone can chime in and give me your 2 cents as to why? This is just amazing to me..
I wonder, does the total number of registered voters include those who have been charged with a felony? From what I understand, once you get charged with a felony, you permanently lose the right to vote. So, I wonder if that total number includes those who have become ineligible to vote.
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Old 11-10-2014, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Miami,FL
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I wonder, does the total number of registered voters include those who have been charged with a felony? From what I understand, once you get charged with a felony, you permanently lose the right to vote. So, I wonder if that total number includes those who have become ineligible to vote.
Felons don't permanently lose their right 2 vote, they just lose them until they see a judge that determines if they should get their rights back or not.
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Old 04-14-2016, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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Does anyone think that this may be the year people finally vote to legalize cannabis in Florida?
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Old 04-14-2016, 12:59 PM
 
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Yes, last time it was close. And presidential election will bring a larger turn-out
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