Questions over felon `purge list' threaten Florida governor

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    Questions over felon `purge list' threaten Florida governor

    BY MARC CAPUTO

    Knight Ridder Newspapers


    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - (KRT) - As thousands of Floridians learn that a state list could wrongly bar them from voting, Democrats have found a rallying point for the November elections and proof, they say, of long-held suspicions that Gov. Jeb Bush's elections machinery is rigged against them.

    More than 2,100 people, many of them black Democrats, remain on the list of potentially ineligible ex-con voters despite winning clemency - and the right to vote - after their crimes, The Miami Herald reported Friday.

    Democrats and activists call it a "purge list" - a phrase that deeply irks the governor.

    That phrase, and the sinister plot it suggests, is rapidly becoming an article of faith among some Democrats, already fired up by the sensational "Fahrenheit 9/11" conspiracy film that begins with Florida's voting woes four years ago.

    "They had four years to fix this, and apparently they're asleep at the switch. It's either the most egregious neglect, or something else at play here," said Tony Welch, spokesman for the Democratic National Committee. "News flash to Jeb Bush: It's your job. If there's one responsibility this time around, it's to make sure it all goes smoothly."

    Unlike in 2000, when tens of thousands of blacks and Democrats were likely prohibited from voting, The Miami Herald's analysis of the list's potential flaws has surfaced long before the November elections, giving activists the chance to object - and, perhaps, to sue.
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    And here's to hoping that all of our Armed Forces have their votes counted. Not that they should have any say in the matter. :rolleyes:
     
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    1. Convicted felons lose their rights to vote. Period.

    2. During the last election nobody was ever able to prove even one case of anybody that should have been able to vote being denied the right to vote in Florida. Use liberals continue to make baseless claims that are not supported by any facts. There was even an investigation that was done by a non-partisan group that found that NOBODY was denied their rigtht to vote. The worst they found was that some voters had to wait a few minutes while typos were corrected but they were allowed to vote. If anybody was denied their right to vote, why has NOT ONE person been convicted for even indicted for voter fraud or for denying those rights?
     
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    Right. I'm wondering how one goes about "fixing" the Florida voting system. The voters doing the bitching were too stupid to punch the right hole on a ballot. These people would screw it up if you gave them ballots with pictures of the candidates and crayons to mark them with.

    If you have any thoughts on how to fix THAT problem, I'd sure be interested in hearing them. And I bet Jeb Bush would be too.:p:
     

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