Gotta love the state of Florida

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    I remember reading after the 2000 election that one of the people who got a letter in the mail saying that she wouldn't be allowed to vote due to her felony record... was a county voting official. :rolleyes:

    Well, we've had four years to reform/update the voting system. Any thoughts on successes or failures to date?
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    The dead and the pardoned are among the 47,763 potential felons whom the state wants purged from Florida's voting rolls.

    The list, made public Thursday by the state Division of Elections and posted on the Web by activists, is the state's latest attempt to keep ineligible voters from the polls.

    But so far, the purge isn't escaping the controversy that torpedoed the last such effort in 2000, which became part of the lore of that year's bungled presidential election.

    A preliminary analysis of the data by The Palm Beach Post found some people on the list who seem to have had their voting rights restored after the state granted them clemency or pardons as well as some who have died. Full figures were unavailable Friday.

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    http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/content/auto/epaper/editions/today/n...
     
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    hmmmmm maybe it's some kind of a subtle tourism plug

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    A little off topic, maybe, but I think the fact that the Democrats busted their asses to get the votes of Florida felons counted, while working equally as hard to exclude the absentee ballots of AMERICAN SERVICEMEN speaks volumes.

    There is no right or wrong with these assholes - only what does or doesn't advance the liberal cause. It's a page right out of the Communist Manifesto.
     
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    Hey in Chicago the dead only get to vote twice. What's the problem?
     
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    Vote early, vote often!
     
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    You got it! Dead, alive, legal, illegal, doesn't matter, the more the merrier. As long as you're a democrat of course! :p:
     
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    The state of Florida has been very sloppy with its methods for purging voters. Even Republican election officials are questioning the methods. Some people on the list of people to be purged were found to be completely legitimate voters, and they were on the list because the state screwed up, not because they were illegal voters.

    I cannot believe how quickly some so-called "conservatives" are quick to believe the government is infallible!

    HOLY SHIT! Do you HEAR yourselves?

    Stop drinking the bongwater.

    All right? The state of Florida assumed if you weren't born in Florida, you weren't born in the US! How fucking stupid does it get?

    And they mis-typed someone's driver's license number. You guys are okay with someone being disenfranchised because a bureaucrat with fat thumbs screwed up?

    Not only that, the way they came up with the list of voters to be purged was by comparing the voter registration list with a list of people with Florida driver's licenses.

    If you aren't in the DMV's computer, you get disenfranchised.

    Nice, huh?

    Fla. election chiefs skeptical of voter purge


    So if there were people who were supposedly "dead" on the list of voters to be purged, I would not be so sure they were actually dead. And that might be why they ended back on the voter registration rolls.


    The existing system, when properly managed, will prevent or catch voter fraud. The key words being "properly managed".

    We need to fix what is broken, not add yet another bureaucratic layer which is completely unneccessary and will only gum up the works even more.
     
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    I just hope that all florida senior citizens, jews and catholics storm the precincts in November. Obama has lost that huge block.
     

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