Florida AG calls for investigation into $16M Bloomberg donations to help felons vote

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Always about race. Bloomberg is trying to influence an election maybe in violation to state law.

Sorry, but if you lose your vote via felonious behavior it's on you to pay back what the judge says for you to pay back.
That was not the intent of the voters who voted to restore the voting rights of felons.

It will be fun to watch you guys go after Bloomberg... his lawyers will crush you like bugs.
It's comical watching you cheer for the very plutorcrat type you usually bitch about.

But I expect a complete lack of moral fiber and consistency from you.
That plutocrat is using his money to help people.

Why does that upset you? I thought the conservatives of the country liked charity?
Joe rails against plutocrats but gives Bloomberg a pass, it's called hypocrisy.
Joe is going to raise Bloomberg’s taxes. He’s not getting a pass.

So why are you so scared that more people get to vote?
That isn't how socialism works

Socialism promises free stuff to idiots at the bottom
Is swears it will take from the rich but that isn't how it works out

It always ends with politicans taking bribe money from the super rich like bloomberg in exchange for tax loopholes, government funded programs benefitting the rich, regulation to help the rich and regulation to hurt their competition
It always ends with the working class getting taxed into poverty and thus eventual starvation

The super rich like Soros and bloomberg and their puppet politicans get richer----------everyone else gets poorer.
 

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Always about race. Bloomberg is trying to influence an election maybe in violation to state law.

Sorry, but if you lose your vote via felonious behavior it's on you to pay back what the judge says for you to pay back.
That was not the intent of the voters who voted to restore the voting rights of felons.

It will be fun to watch you guys go after Bloomberg... his lawyers will crush you like bugs.
It's comical watching you cheer for the very plutorcrat type you usually bitch about.

But I expect a complete lack of moral fiber and consistency from you.
That plutocrat is using his money to help people.

Why does that upset you? I thought the conservatives of the country liked charity?
Joe rails against plutocrats but gives Bloomberg a pass, it's called hypocrisy.
Joe is going to raise Bloomberg’s taxes. He’s not getting a pass.

So why are you so scared that more people get to vote?
That isn't how socialism works

Socialism promises free stuff to idiots at the bottom
Is swears it will take from the rich but that isn't how it works out

It always ends with politicans taking bribe money from the super rich like bloomberg in exchange for tax loopholes, government funded programs benefitting the rich, regulation to help the rich and regulation to hurt their competition
It always ends with the working class getting taxed into poverty and thus eventual starvation

The super rich like Soros and bloomberg and their puppet politicans get richer----------everyone else gets poorer.
Funny how this post contradicts the Republican narrative of Democrats over the last 30 years.
 

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It's only buying votes if he is paying for the vote.

I mean, hypothetically, all these people who had their fees paid off could still vote Republican... Can't see why they would, but it's a mystery to me why anyone making less than six figures votes Republican.

The real problem here is the people of Florida CLEARLY made their wishes known by voting to restore the voting rights of felons not convicted of violent offenses. The GOP Legistlature cheated to prevent them from voting, and Bloomberg is just helping them restore their rights.

Sounds reasonable to me.
There was nothing wrong with what Bloomberg did. He made a blanket gift. Not one based on party affiliation or loyalty. Trumpers are only crying foul because their attempt at cheating again has been foiled.
Most criminals are democrat voters. EVERYONE knows that, including Bloomberg, which is why he is giving millions to them. Paying off voters is illegal.
 

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Nice excuses, hack.
The Goons of Plutocracy have already indicated they are going to fight by MMA rules, there's no reason why we should be going by the Marquis of Queensbury.

Joe rails against plutocrats but gives Bloomberg a pass, it's called hypocrisy.
Frankly, no. I still think he should pay his fair share and his workers need more protections. That has nothing to do with him doing the right thing.

Again, the Koch Brothers aren't playing by the rules, why should we?
 

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Most criminals are democrat voters. EVERYONE knows that, including Bloomberg, which is why he is giving millions to them. Paying off voters is illegal.
Again, the intent of the voters was to restore these people's voting rights. Bloomberg is just fulfilling the people's intent.
 
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Most criminals are democrat voters. EVERYONE knows that, including Bloomberg, which is why he is giving millions to them. Paying off voters is illegal.
Again, the intent of the voters was to restore these people's voting rights. Bloomberg is just fulfilling the people's intent.
For some reason, I really don't believe that the voters intended for people to accept money (in the form of having their fines and restitution paid) for voting.....
 

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For some reason, I really don't believe that the voters intended for people to accept money (in the form of having their fines and restitution paid) for voting.....
No, they intended for people who were convicted of felonies to have their voting rights restored. The FL state legislature put on this ADDITIONAL requirement to pay off fines and restitution that most of these folks didn't even know they still owed.

You know, if you guys put half as much effort into winning votes as you put into disenfranchising voters, you might actually make some progress.
 
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For some reason, I really don't believe that the voters intended for people to accept money (in the form of having their fines and restitution paid) for voting.....
No, they intended for people who were convicted of felonies to have their voting rights restored. The FL state legislature put on this ADDITIONAL requirement to pay off fines and restitution that most of these folks didn't even know they still owed.

You know, if you guys put half as much effort into winning votes as you put into disenfranchising voters, you might actually make some progress.
The law is the law....

The felons OWE the fines and restitution, and they have to pay them before they get their voting rights restored.....

And there is talk of prosecuting Bloomers for giving those felons money (something of value) to get them to vote....

That's a felony...

But leave it to you to rush to the defense of any criminal you can find....
 

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Most criminals are democrat voters. EVERYONE knows that, including Bloomberg, which is why he is giving millions to them. Paying off voters is illegal.
Again, the intent of the voters was to restore these people's voting rights. Bloomberg is just fulfilling the people's intent.
Most people dont want felons voting. I dont know what youre babbling about.
 

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Always about race. Bloomberg is trying to influence an election maybe in violation to state law.

Sorry, but if you lose your vote via felonious behavior it's on you to pay back what the judge says for you to pay back.
That was not the intent of the voters who voted to restore the voting rights of felons.

It will be fun to watch you guys go after Bloomberg... his lawyers will crush you like bugs.
It's comical watching you cheer for the very plutorcrat type you usually bitch about.

But I expect a complete lack of moral fiber and consistency from you.
That plutocrat is using his money to help people.

Why does that upset you? I thought the conservatives of the country liked charity?
Joe rails against plutocrats but gives Bloomberg a pass, it's called hypocrisy.
Joe is going to raise Bloomberg’s taxes. He’s not getting a pass.

So why are you so scared that more people get to vote?
It's about the law, and Bloomberg may have broken it.

You only want them to vote because Bloomberg is paying them off to vote for Biden.
 

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Nice excuses, hack.
The Goons of Plutocracy have already indicated they are going to fight by MMA rules, there's no reason why we should be going by the Marquis of Queensbury.

Joe rails against plutocrats but gives Bloomberg a pass, it's called hypocrisy.
Frankly, no. I still think he should pay his fair share and his workers need more protections. That has nothing to do with him doing the right thing.

Again, the Koch Brothers aren't playing by the rules, why should we?
Fuh Fuh Fuh, plutocracy, fuh fuh fuh

"fair share"

Joespeak for GIMME GIMME GIMME
 

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Always about race. Bloomberg is trying to influence an election maybe in violation to state law.

Sorry, but if you lose your vote via felonious behavior it's on you to pay back what the judge says for you to pay back.
That was not the intent of the voters who voted to restore the voting rights of felons.

It will be fun to watch you guys go after Bloomberg... his lawyers will crush you like bugs.
It's comical watching you cheer for the very plutorcrat type you usually bitch about.

But I expect a complete lack of moral fiber and consistency from you.
That plutocrat is using his money to help people.

Why does that upset you? I thought the conservatives of the country liked charity?
Joe rails against plutocrats but gives Bloomberg a pass, it's called hypocrisy.
Joe is going to raise Bloomberg’s taxes. He’s not getting a pass.

So why are you so scared that more people get to vote?
It's about the law, and Bloomberg may have broken it.

You only want them to vote because Bloomberg is paying them off to vote for Biden.
There’s zero evidence any law was broken. You’re only accusing Bloomberg of breaking the law because they may vote Biden.

It’s not illegal to pay someone’s fines.
 

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Most criminals are democrat voters. EVERYONE knows that, including Bloomberg, which is why he is giving millions to them. Paying off voters is illegal.
Again, the intent of the voters was to restore these people's voting rights. Bloomberg is just fulfilling the people's intent.
Most people dont want felons voting. I dont know what youre babbling about.
You sure? The amendment that gave felons the right to vote passed overwhelmingly 64 to 35%.
 

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Always about race. Bloomberg is trying to influence an election maybe in violation to state law.

Sorry, but if you lose your vote via felonious behavior it's on you to pay back what the judge says for you to pay back.
That was not the intent of the voters who voted to restore the voting rights of felons.

It will be fun to watch you guys go after Bloomberg... his lawyers will crush you like bugs.
It's comical watching you cheer for the very plutorcrat type you usually bitch about.

But I expect a complete lack of moral fiber and consistency from you.
That plutocrat is using his money to help people.

Why does that upset you? I thought the conservatives of the country liked charity?
Joe rails against plutocrats but gives Bloomberg a pass, it's called hypocrisy.
Joe is going to raise Bloomberg’s taxes. He’s not getting a pass.

So why are you so scared that more people get to vote?
It's about the law, and Bloomberg may have broken it.

You only want them to vote because Bloomberg is paying them off to vote for Biden.
There’s zero evidence any law was broken. You’re only accusing Bloomberg of breaking the law because they may vote Biden.

It’s not illegal to pay someone’s fines.
It's illegal to influence someone's vote via monetary gain.

Bloomberg pays for the fees allowing the person to vote
Bloomberg supports Biden.

Not too hard to connect the dots here.
 

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Maybe Bloomberg should have thought about the fact that buying votes is illegal....



Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is calling for further investigation into whether billionaire Mike Bloomberg violated a state statute when he reportedly raised $16 million to help felons vote in the upcoming presidential election.


“Today, I sent a letter to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation into potential violations of election laws," Moody said in a statement provided to Fox News.

GAETZ CALLS FOR ELECTION BRIBERY PROBE OF BLOOMBERG OVER PLEDGE TO PAY FLORIDA FELONS' FINES

"I have instructed the statewide prosecutor to work with law enforcement and any statewide grand jury that the governor may call," she said.

Just a day before, Bloomberg announced the hefty sum would go toward paying restitution and court fines that prevent Florida felons from voting.

House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla. pounced on the news of Bloomberg's donation Tuesday night, urging Moody to take up a criminal investigation against Bloomberg,

"[Under Florida law] it’s a third-degree felony for someone to either directly or indirectly provide something of value to impact whether or not someone votes," Gaetz told Fox News' "Hannity." "So the question is whether or not paying off someone’s fines and legal obligations counts as something of value, and it clearly does."
There is no evidence of vote buying. Paying a felon's fine is not vote buying. This shows how corrupt Republicans in Florida are. The Republixcans in Florida should be under criminal investigation as well as corrupt judges.
 

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It's only buying votes if he is paying for the vote.

I mean, hypothetically, all these people who had their fees paid off could still vote Republican... Can't see why they would, but it's a mystery to me why anyone making less than six figures votes Republican.

The real problem here is the people of Florida CLEARLY made their wishes known by voting to restore the voting rights of felons not convicted of violent offenses. The GOP Legistlature cheated to prevent them from voting, and Bloomberg is just helping them restore their rights.

Sounds reasonable to me.
Nope, he said specifically that he was doing it because it would net Biden 95% of the votes from the felons--so it is vote buying. Bloomberg needs to go to prison.
No it is not. He is guessing that is what would happen. Republicans need to be jailed. They are the ones who are corrupt.
 

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It's only buying votes if he is paying for the vote.

I mean, hypothetically, all these people who had their fees paid off could still vote Republican... Can't see why they would, but it's a mystery to me why anyone making less than six figures votes Republican.

The real problem here is the people of Florida CLEARLY made their wishes known by voting to restore the voting rights of felons not convicted of violent offenses. The GOP Legistlature cheated to prevent them from voting, and Bloomberg is just helping them restore their rights.

Sounds reasonable to me.
There was nothing wrong with what Bloomberg did. He made a blanket gift. Not one based on party affiliation or loyalty. Trumpers are only crying foul because their attempt at cheating again has been foiled.
Bloomberg pays for them to have their voting rights restored
Bloomberg supports Biden

Wink, Wink, nudge, nudge.
You need more than that.
 

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Most criminals are democrat voters. EVERYONE knows that, including Bloomberg, which is why he is giving millions to them. Paying off voters is illegal.
Again, the intent of the voters was to restore these people's voting rights. Bloomberg is just fulfilling the people's intent.
For some reason, I really don't believe that the voters intended for people to accept money (in the form of having their fines and restitution paid) for voting.....
I don't believe voters intended for fines to be a block on voting.
 

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For some reason, I really don't believe that the voters intended for people to accept money (in the form of having their fines and restitution paid) for voting.....
No, they intended for people who were convicted of felonies to have their voting rights restored. The FL state legislature put on this ADDITIONAL requirement to pay off fines and restitution that most of these folks didn't even know they still owed.

You know, if you guys put half as much effort into winning votes as you put into disenfranchising voters, you might actually make some progress.
The law is the law....

The felons OWE the fines and restitution, and they have to pay them before they get their voting rights restored.....

And there is talk of prosecuting Bloomers for giving those felons money (something of value) to get them to vote....

That's a felony...

But leave it to you to rush to the defense of any criminal you can find....
Trump Republicans are criminals. Giving them the money to pay their fines is is not getting them to vote. There is no guarantee that they will vote or vote Democrat. The referendum made it clear that they should be able to vote once they complete their prison term. The state legislature added the fines and restitution to prevent people from voting.
 

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