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(AP)   "In Florida, election officials across the state fielded hundreds of phone calls from confused voters asking where they could vote Tuesday, apparently unaware that Florida's presidential primary was last week"   (ap.google.com) divider line 61
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2008-02-06 12:57:02 AM
First Vote!
 
2008-02-06 12:59:34 AM
Chad!
 
2008-02-06 12:59:58 AM
So, can we extend the "3 strikes and you're out" rule to presidential elections? If you're state screws up 3 times, no more voting.
 
2008-02-06 01:00:11 AM
man, I dont know what the dems should do... the hope from Dean was to have MI and Florida have caucuses post-Feb 5 for real delegates, However, counting delegates helps Clinton, which helps hand the white house to McCain.

/either way if a caucus happens, I'm buying a flight home to Sarasota, no matter what the cost.
 
2008-02-06 01:00:11 AM
I demand a recount!
 
2008-02-06 01:01:41 AM
If you find the process so confusing, maybe you just shouldn't vote, hmm?
 
2008-02-06 01:03:02 AM
Pat Buchanan FTW!
 
2008-02-06 01:03:14 AM
Did you really expect more from Florida?
 
2008-02-06 01:05:49 AM
Same thing happened in Texas
 
2008-02-06 01:06:15 AM
Dumber than Wisconsin, as expected.
 
2008-02-06 01:06:23 AM
On the bright side, at least they were all Republicans.

/runs
 
2008-02-06 01:06:43 AM
Longtime Lurker: However, counting delegates helps Clinton, which helps hand the white house to McCain.

Absolutely. Clinton is so divisive. I'm not against her personally, and I think having a woman President would be neat, but after her attacks against Obama and the thought of the presidency locked up between Bushes and Clintons for over two decades... sigh.

Perhaps we should come up with some "A Vote for Clinton is a Vote for McCain" stickers?

/at least nobody voted for Buchanan this time
 
2008-02-06 01:07:00 AM
Oh Florida, why do you hurt me so?
 
2008-02-06 01:07:26 AM
img1.fark.net
 
2008-02-06 01:11:00 AM
No better in VA
Can't really single Florida out on this one.
 
2008-02-06 01:13:04 AM
talkingbooks.nypl.org
 
2008-02-06 01:19:42 AM
Hey Spain, you interested in a thousand miles or so of beach-front property? You can have it back, no strings attached!
 
2008-02-06 01:26:13 AM
ragekage: Clinton is so divisive.

And being divisive turned out so badly for Republicans in 2000, 2002, and 2004.
 
2008-02-06 01:34:35 AM
www.cannabisculture.com
 
2008-02-06 01:36:10 AM
InternetLOL: If you find the process so confusing, maybe you just shouldn't vote, hmm?

I have to ask... why isn't it all on one day? Wouldn't that mean that it was fairer on the little guys..? None of this being forced to drop out after only contesting a few states...

The actual election happens on one day, so what can't the selection for who stands in the election happen the same way?

/but then, I'm a little confused by the whole process
//it seems like this has been going on forever, and there's another year of it ahead!
///Do it the Aussie way: one month, six weeks tops, from announcing the election (since they're not at a fixed date) to voting day. Wham bam thank you ma'am. Get back to the business of running the country
////running it ...into the ground?
//Slashies!
 
2008-02-06 01:44:02 AM
sseye: ragekage: Clinton is so divisive.

And being divisive turned out so badly for Republicans in 2000, 2002, and 2004.


Well, they did lose in 2000 and it took massive voter fraud in 2004 for Bush to win his first term.
 
2008-02-06 01:49:27 AM
i'm a Floridian and voted last Tuesday. it helps to read the news and or/watch TV. I don't know how people could have not known.
 
2008-02-06 01:51:57 AM
Am I the only one who thinks caucuses are undemocratic because it's not a secret ballot and can lead to voter intimidation?
 
2008-02-06 02:02:31 AM
ragekage: Longtime Lurker: However, counting delegates helps Clinton, which helps hand the white house to McCain.

Absolutely. Clinton is so divisive. I'm not against her personally, and I think having a woman President would be neat, but after her attacks against Obama and the thought of the presidency locked up between Bushes and Clintons for over two decades... sigh.

Perhaps we should come up with some "A Vote for Clinton is a Vote for McCain" stickers?

/at least nobody voted for Buchanan this time


divisive? our country is divisive. republicians will vote against hil because they have hated her since 93. and why? because she is strong. obama is this year's dean and . has the youth and red state liberal vote.
 
2008-02-06 02:08:04 AM
Also completely unaware that their vote was irrelevant if they were a registered democrat.
 
2008-02-06 02:09:06 AM
Lumber Jack Off: i'm a Floridian and voted last Tuesday. it helps to read the news and or/watch TV. I don't know how people could have not known.

Better start inclusing election news in Matlock or these people will be waiting outside the polling station on Nov 11th.

angeles.sierraclub.org
 
2008-02-06 02:17:40 AM
Hurray Florida bashing!

Or you could, just, yaknow, stop sending your senile parents down here to drive slowly in the fast lane, have speedbumps put in unnecessarialy, and eventually die.
 
2008-02-06 02:32:45 AM
And FARK soccermoms for voting Hillary. Those biatches who don't know JACKSHIAT about politics should STFH. STAY THE FARK HOME.
 
2008-02-06 02:35:26 AM
Wow... hundreds you say... :p
 
2008-02-06 02:37:38 AM
Doesn't matter. It's not like they could've figured out the ballots anyway.
 
2008-02-06 02:40:17 AM
The average person lives to be what, 74? If you're so old that statistics say you won't live to the end of the term of the person you're voting for, you shouldn't be able to vote. 70 or older? Sorry, no vote for you, not yours.

According to research done by the Pulling Numbers Out of My Ass Institute, that should get rid of at least 75% of the voters in Florida. Sadly, it would probably only reduce the stupidity by 50% or less.

Damn you Florida.

/No, that's not PC. Yes, it's ageist.
//Yes, I am serious.
/The elderly actually get my utmost respect. They've seen a lot and you can learn a lot from them. They're great for a lot of things, but voting isn't one of them.
//I'm still serious.
/Feel free to spend some time on my lawn.
//Slashies
 
2008-02-06 02:40:18 AM
FTA: One of the more unusual blunders, consistent with Chicago's notorious history of political hijinks, involved 20 voters on the city's North Side who were convinced by a precinct worker that a stylus for marking electronic touch screens was actually a pen with "invisible ink" to be used for marking paper ballots.

The ballots were rejected by the machine and election officials had to scramble to find the voters who cast bad ballots, eventually getting 10 of them to vote with real ink.


If they are flummoxed by a plastic tipped wand, is there really any hope for Florida?
 
2008-02-06 02:44:17 AM
Kosta: On the bright side, at least they were all Republicans.

/runs



Need I remind you that it was Gore voters in FL in the 2000 election that couldn't figure out how to vote? Generally speaking, they were Democrats.
 
2008-02-06 03:18:35 AM
republicians will vote against hil because they have hated her since 93. and why? because she is strong.

No, it's because she's annoying, duplicitous, and wants to do a lot of really bad things to our economy and our government.

She's also really, really unlikable, and it's not because she's a strong woman. It's because she's a political animal like her husband, but without his charming personality. She also has a severe tin ear for simulating personality traits that don't come naturally for her (as some have noted, the times she's cried on cue have been when other people were talking about her).

There are plenty of strong, talented women who could be President. In either party. But not Hillary.


And just for the record? "Spiteful and mean with a long memory for payback" does not equal "strong."
 
2008-02-06 03:54:47 AM
And for those of you in West Palm Beach, that means...

you missed the vote.

find a reason to whine about the disenfranchisement the media, Republicans, [insert bogeyman here], foisted upon you.....
 
2008-02-06 04:18:39 AM
VA, TX, WI, and FL. And those are just the articles I've seen.

To be honest, I haven't seen a better argument yet for why we don't have primaries all on the same day across the country.
 
2008-02-06 04:20:54 AM
People, fix your country! You are the laughing stock of the world!
 
2008-02-06 04:45:37 AM
Floridians shouldn't be allowed to vote...

...after all, we have a Florida tag on Fark for a reason.
 
2008-02-06 05:07:50 AM
For people in this state (Florida) to try to vote late is ridiculous. You can use an absentee vote or you can even vote early, before the election day.

/transplant
//not really 'from' here
///voted early with no Chads
 
2008-02-06 05:32:14 AM
i voted for kerry
 
2008-02-06 05:53:05 AM
"One of my staffers has figured it out," said Orange County Election Supervisor Bill Cowles. "They are California voters going online and looking for the Orange County [California] election office and calling us instead."
 
2008-02-06 06:24:34 AM
As a Floridian whose absentee ballot is frequently not counted, I'm getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2008-02-06 07:09:27 AM
I dont know why we listen to florida voters complaints. you would think if the election were really stole in 2000 these dumb sumbiatches would make sure their registration was correct and they knew when the election was, knew what candidate to votefor(the one with a little d of course), pick a party affiliation(little d agian)and where to vote....or they could just stay completely clueless and do this shiat everytime time there is an election so the proles can say their election was stolen.
///voting LP or CP this year
////F*ck MCCAIN
 
2008-02-06 07:55:49 AM
JosephFinn: Well, they did lose in 2000 and it took massive voter fraud in 2004 for Bush to win his first term.

Nice trolling. It was massive fraud on Gore's part that made it as close as it was.
 
2008-02-06 08:04:43 AM
I was in a county clerk's office here in W. Va. all day yesterday; the phone was ringing off the hook with people asking where to go vote, even though our primary isn't until May.
 
2008-02-06 08:19:14 AM
VOTE TORY!
 
2008-02-06 08:34:11 AM
browser_snake: JosephFinn: Well, they did lose in 2000 and it took massive voter fraud in 2004 for Bush to win his first term.

Nice trolling. It was massive fraud on Gore's part that made it as close as it was.


FTFY
 
2008-02-06 09:01:45 AM
JosephFinn: sseye: ragekage: Clinton is so divisive.

And being divisive turned out so badly for Republicans in 2000, 2002, and 2004.

Well, they did lose in 2000 and it took massive voter fraud in 2004 for Bush to win his first term.


Oy, I thought the 2000 election was passé even for trolls. Nice to kick a dead horse first thing in the morning, eh?

I shouldn't respond to this but I will. The "fraud" of Florida's 2000 election was that Gore wanted certain counties (democratic-heavy) in Florida to keep recounting the ballots until they found enough votes to swing Florida to his win. The law in Florida gave a specific deadline for all recounts to complete and certify the results (same as most other states).

So he couldn't have the recounts go on unless the courts jumped in and changed the rules of the game after the election was already over. The state supreme court ruled in Gore's favor, but then Bush took the matter to the U.S. supreme court, and they ruled 7-2 that the Florida Supreme court's ruling was unconstitutional and 5-4 that the election was over and Florida had to certify the results.

It was controversial but Bush did win the election legitimately. I'm not even going to go into the unproven claims of "disenfranchised" voters of 2000 and 2004 elections. (Going to the wrong precident station or forgetting to register to vote does NOT make you disenfranchised.)
 
2008-02-06 09:04:06 AM
You know, in defense of my fellow Floridians, it was way "low key" during our primary since no one was sure it would count. And our GOP legislature did move the primary from previous years.

Never mind, I'm surrounded by idiots.
 
2008-02-06 09:07:55 AM
neonfish07: Same thing happened in Texas

At least in Texas the election hadn't taken place already
 
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