4 hour wait for early voting in Democratic Districts. Imagine election day.

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    South Florida Voters Waiting 4 Hours to Vote Early - ABC News

    Florida GOP's early vote spin: Now 96 hours=was 120 hours

    In 2008, with long lines forming at the early voting polls in South Florida, then-Republican Gov. Charlie Crist extended early voting hours by four hours daily for six days, or the equivalent of two full extra days.

    South Florida Voters Waiting 4 Hours to Vote Early – ABC News

    GOP Governor Rick Scott Declines Extra Hours

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    Remember when Mitt Romney said we need to promote democracy overseas? If it's this crowded at Democratic Polling places during early voting, imagine how it's going to be on election day. We know Rick Scott will only extend voting in Republican districts if needed.

    This is called "how to steal an election". Or as some refer to it, "Republicans shitting on the American People".

    At least the USMB board Republicans can't say, "Oh, it's about "fairness" with voter ID". This is naked voter suppression. I hope some USMB Republicans will stand up and say, "Yea, we are subverting democracy. We are white and that makes us right. Fuck you America, we pissed on Obama for four years and we squat on you now".

    Come on guys. Be proud. Defend this like you always do. Tell us how it's right.

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    Florida Democratic chief, League of Women Voters asks Gov. Scott to extend voting time » Naples Daily News

    House Minority Leader Dan Gelber of Miami sent a letter to Scott with the same request, reminding him former Republican governors Jeb Bush and Charlie Crist extended voting hours when it became apparent that some voter would otherwise be disenfranchised.

    Scott said NO.

    I Voted! But It Wasn’t as Easy as It Should’ve Been | TIME

    In Florida, for example, Scott’s massive campaign to purge the state’s voter rolls flopped, because 99.9% of the 182,000 voters on his purge list turned out to be legit. And a federal judge struck down a draconian Republican law that made it nearly impossible for nonprofits to register new voters. But that law was on the books for 10 months, setting back registration efforts in the state. And while the first few days of early voting in Florida have seen record turnout, it’s unlikely that 2012’s eight days will attract as many early votes as 2008’s 15 days. The GOP has killed voting on the last weekend before the election, including the Sunday that black churches have used to move “Souls to the Polls.” Judging from the scene at Miami Beach City Hall, that could mean chaos on Election Day, and not all Floridians have jobs that allow them to take an extended break to vote.

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    Republicans are giving it to the American people. With one of their Virginia Abortion sticks, right up the old Kazoo.
     
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    Maybe those polling places were closed and no one knew it.

    Okay, just kidding, I do think that if the Dems get out their base they're in good shape.

    Big if, though.

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GBAsFwPglw]Paul Weyrich - "I don't want everybody to vote" (Goo Goo) - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    I went on Tuesday afternoon. There were 9 staions. The line was about 60 deep. It took about 40 minutes. When I left, the line was closer to 80 deep.
     
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    Did the lines look like the lines in the pictures above?
     
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    I live in Florida as well. Way to cherry pick stats (especially since Democratic early voting is down in the state whereas Republican early voting is up). Now, to provide completely anecdotal evidence, I went to early vote today and the lines at the library were wrapped around the block. And I happen to live in a Republican leaning county. Took at least two hours to get in and out.
     
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    well, when you have guys outside with billy clubs I can understand the wait....:lol:
     
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    Serious question. What is the deal with lines in some states? Do they just not have that many polling locations or few booths? I've only lived in 2 locations since I've been eligible to vote. When I lived in Chicago there were about 10 polling locations within a half mile of where I lived. Now I live in an exurb of about 9300 people and there are 5 locations here for the town. I've never experienced lines at either.
     
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    People are given the benefit of voting early,
    They are given an opportunity to vote days in advance.
    Not one day,but days.

    And they still complain.

    I get one day 6AM-9PM

    Boom I go in and vote.Done.
    These folks go in and act like they are reading War and Peace on the can.

    Al Sharpton is again screaming voter suppression.
    How is it voter suppression if you are given extra days to vote.

    Here's a helpful hint people.
    Go online and look at a sample ballot beforehand for God's sake.
    That way you have an idea of what it looks like.
    Make up your fucking minds before you go in.
    How about you do that.

    You have got to be kidding me...
    WTF is wrong with you people.
     
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