Muslim-commie League of Women Voters back in business

 

I am not done yet!

Gov. Voldemort loses one to Florida’s citizenry and the Leauge of Women Voters! From my paper’s Tallahassee bureau this morning:

Faced with the prospect of harsh penalties under Florida’s new elections law, the League of Women Voters of Florida has been unable to register voters for the last year — an unprecedented hiatus in the civic group’s 72-year history.

“It’s been a very difficult year for us,” said Deirdre Macnab, president of the League in Florida. “It’s had a big, big impact for our organizations.”

Since the Republican-led Legislature passed a broad election law last spring, registration drives by third-party groups, inclulding the League, have ground to a halt in the state. But those registration drives are expected to begin anew with U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle’s temporary injunction against the 48-hour limit, which the judge described as a “virtually impossible burden” on the third-party groups

 

 

21 responses to “Muslim-commie League of Women Voters back in business

  1. Ah yes, another Liberal activist judge with neither the ethics or the intelligence to do his job. It’s a crying shame that we’re not allowed to hang his sort anymore.

    I just loved his actual ruling, which claimed that parts of the law violate people “constitutional right” to vote. That’s rich, since nowhere in our constitution is the right to vote enumerated.

    In point of fact, there is not even any federal law stating the right to vote. There is only the NVRA, which enumerates those criteria which cannot be used to deny people the privilege of voting.

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  2. Are you kidding me jonolan?

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  3. Should the Democrats in Florida just stop voting enmass?

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  4. Is this another one of those laws protecting cases of voter fraud without evidence of voter fraud?

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    • Not really. There were a lot of issues with voter rolls in FL including felons, illegal aliens, and dead people being on the rolls.

      What I think that this is is an attempt to get parts of the more tyrannical portions of the NVRA overturned by the SCOTUS. The SCOTUS has already indicated that the DoJ was going have a hard fight on their hands if they wanted to continue to deny certain states basic sovereignty in voting issues.

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  5. Well moe it seems your state is going to keep at it and NOT follow the Judges injuction…..
    At least that’s what I heard last night…..

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  6. Pat Southward

    The Orange County S of E has launched a verification drive for signatures on absentee ballots. At the poll, a voter has show both a photo ID and a signature ID. Absentee ballots require ONLY the signature and may be requested by anybody — doesn’t have to be voter. And signatures change over time with age and infirmity. So he’s asking for new official signatures from people who registered 15 years ago. Sounds right to me — what do you think, Jonolan?

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    • It sounds right on the face of it to me, but you’ve got to remember that absentee ballots aren’t even counted unless the vote is very, very close – and that Blue states always seem to find some reason not to send them in a timely manner to our servicemen overseas.

      Those two facts combine to make me rather uncaring of things dealing with absentee – or provisional for that matter – ballots.

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      • Pat Southward

        I think you’re mistaken about absentee ballots not being counted. I think they always are — they start counting during Election Day. Local S of Es have a week or so to get final tallies in. It’s provisional ballots that take forever to count, because each one demands an investigation — for correct residence etc. and that can take a lot of time.

        I don’t know about “blue states” and military ballots — tell me more about your sources. In Florida, there have been problems because our primary has been so late and the APO/FPO can be very slow (as I know from personal experience) esp when the soldier is on an FBO in the middle of nowhere. Getting the General Election ballot printed (after certification), labelled & mailed sometimes took so long. I think that was one reason why the legislature moved the Primary date from the Tuesday after Labor Day to (this year) the middle of August.

        That date is troublesome — a lot of people are out of town, on vacation, whatever. Personally, I think we should have the Primary in May, like No Carolina does, before school’s out and ahead of the summer doldrums.

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  7. Firstly, as for military ballots – use this Google search and pick your source: https://www.google.com/search?q=military+ballots&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

    Yeah, it’s that prevalent of a problem, though under reported by ever national outlet except Fox.

    As for absentee ballots – my experience tells me that, in general, they’re not counted unless the vote is close. Take that as you will since it’s anecdotal in nature – though it’s supported by others’ reports.

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    • Pat Southward

      My Supervisor of Elections is my source. Ask yours. Mine was kind of insulted at the question. OF COURSE we do!!!!, he said. The results on TV and next-day papers are unofficial. The vote isn’t certified to the Sec of State until quite a bit later. Remember the recounts/hanging chads in 2000? and the deadline to get certified?

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      • As I said, my data was anecdotal – same sort of source though – and I suppose I shouldn’t have phrased it in as general manner as I did, but it is a problem – possibly because they’re often as badly filled out as the provisional ballots but, on that score, I can’t be sure.

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    • Pat Southward

      The Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act is a federal law that is designed to improve the delivery of absentee ballots to members of the armed forces and Americans temporarily living overseas.

      It was later merged into National Defense Authorization Act of 2010. President Barack Obama signed the bill into law on October 28, 2009.
      The text of the MOVE Act is located in sections 575 to 589 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2010[3].

      MOVE requires Gen Election ballots to be mailed 45 days ahead of time and also that voter registration and election info be made available on line. Clearly the federal govt is trying to address this (weren’t both houses of Congress Democrat-controlled in 2009?). As I said, that’s why Fla primary is during summer vacation this year….and I guess all future years.

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      • Yep. But a lot of Blue states seem to have a “problem” complying with it. On the honestly bright side – and I’m NOT one to give Obama or his appointees ANY benefit of the doubt – the DoJ has been taking those states to court over their failures with pleasing regularity.

        As for the shift in ANY state’s primaries – this is causing a LOT of problems across the board but I can understand why they’re doing it. A few, relatively unimportant states (electoral vote-wise) have had an inordinate say in elections for a long time.

        As a side note: dates and timing are the BEST challenge that the feds have against FL’s voter roll clean-up. There’s no doubt that, under federal statutes, it’s too late for them to be doing this and that it’s the counties tasked with doing it, as opposed to the state, is a legalism that probably won’t withstand scrutiny.

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        • Pat Southward

          Good. We can end on note of agreement — Maybe you can even support a May primary? Or open primaries?

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          • On the idea of a May primary – I honestly don’t know but I’ll think about it.

            On the idea of open primaries – I think that’s a horrible idea, especially at the state and local (normally combined) level. There is no way that I’d believe that both parties wouldn’t poison each others’ wells – possibly with heinous unintended consequences.

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  8. An update on this issue: according to the Tallahassee bureau of my paper this a.m., a large number of Superintendents of Elections of both parties are simply ignoring the purge order. They’ve been through this before and know it to be pretty much a waste of time.

    I’m with Pat (hey, welcome Pat!) on open primaries. I think they’d go a long way to countering the erosion of the moderate middle in our politics nad our governaments at all levels. Party primaries empower hte parties’ wings.

    When I vote, I have to choose between only two people, out of millions or out of hundreds of thousands, one of whom I dislike and the other whom I tolerate. That’s a choice?

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    • Pat Southward

      My thought exactly. Closed primaries when maybe 15% of the eligibles vote are a prime reason for today’s polarization. But it will take a citizens’ amendment drive (like the anti-gerrymander drive) to do anything about it. Look at all the fake write-in candidates to evade crossovers when one party’s primary is tantamount to election. The rule is, if no Demo (say) and no write-in qualifies, then Demos and NPAs can vote in the GOP primary. So that party pays off somebody — anybody — to be a write-in. Stupid and ANOTHER Fla fraud in voting. IMO. PS – Thanks for the welcome. I’m enjoying this.

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      • Here in my local county races, that’s already happened twice – when a third person challenges, it closes what would otherwise be an open primary – an odd rule I do’nt understand, but hte 22 years old daughter of a local party head just registered to run for office in order to force that very thing.. Perfectly legal. She registered to get on the ballot but has no campaign. For her, it’s over. And like I said, perfectly legal. Dear elvis!

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