Florida Turnout down 250,000

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    RCP Twitter - @fivethirtyeight - GOP turnout in Florida will likely be just under 1.7m tonight, down from 1.95m in 2008. - 12/31/69.

    Consider that. Except for SC (where Newt won) turnout in GOP primaries have been down in every state.

    Keep in mind, the Romney winning math is (Everyone who voted for McCain) + (10% of Obama's vote switching side).

    This number indicates he isn't likely to acheive either. People are just giving up. Not only is no one switching sides, a lot of Republicans who got excited in 2008 aren't even bothering to show up in 2012.
     
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    I know it is hard to imagine anyone illiciting LESS excitement than the crop in 2008...but ya'll are nominating Romney, what do you expect?
     
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    Well, I'm not. I'm voting third party if this idiot is the nominee.
     
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    Yes, why did Palin not run again?
     
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    Why doesn't anyone run? Frankly, I'm more worried about the kind of people who run for office, what kind of complete sociopath you have to be to put up with that shit.

    We'd do better picking names out of the phone book.
     
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    some one is figuring out democracy.

    You see when you dont win it should be because people choose the other guy or chose not to vote.

    Now think about just how mad those people would be if they were KEPT from voting like so many Florida Democrats were with republican Kathleen Harris florida Felons list.

    That might make you really fucking mad huh?
     
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    Jesus, TM, are you STILL whining about the felons who were purged from the voting list in 2000?
     
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    Um, you're full of shit.

    New Hampshire sets state record for turnout in GOP primary - Political Intelligence - A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe - Boston.com

    Iowa caucus results give both Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney big wins by Andrew Malcolm - Investors.com

    Blinded by your bigotry, as usual.
     
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    Many were not felons.

    many were merely voters who were cheated OUT of their vote by a republican party
     
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    Guy, those number barely account for increases in population... it was less than 1% in Iowa and about 2% in NH.

    Again, given that-

    1) No Democratic contest
    2) All the young people brought in by the Ron Paul movement

    and these non-increases are actually a decrease in participation...

    And you are still working off a link that says Romney won Iowa... Where have you been. Santorum did.
     

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