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(Click Orlando)   Nelson calls for recount in Senate election, despite Scott declaring victory. To be fair, Scott can probably see the vote totals better, having been raised in a cave by bats   ( clickorlando.com) divider line
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2018-11-07 10:32:35 AM  
Good one, subby!

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2018-11-07 10:36:22 AM  

jwa007: Good one, subby!

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Ah, the classics!
 
2018-11-07 10:42:09 AM  
Gillum and Nelson should have gotten on the same page, if one of them was going to do a recount, they both should be pushing for one.
 
2018-11-07 10:49:31 AM  

hobbes0022: Gillum and Nelson should have gotten on the same page, if one of them was going to do a recount, they both should be pushing for one.


The numbers aren't quite the same.  It looks like the Senate race will be below 0.5% so it's practically automatic.
 
2018-11-07 11:19:17 AM  
I farking hate Florida. They deserve what they get.
 
2018-11-07 11:29:35 AM  
Does anyone else think it odd that 64% of voters opted to restore felon voting rights but only ~49% of voters voted for Nelson and Gillum? I just can't fathom that many people voting both for the amendment and against Nelson and Gillum. It's weird.
 
2018-11-07 11:31:43 AM  

SurfaceTension: Does anyone else think it odd that 64% of voters opted to restore felon voting rights but only ~49% of voters voted for Nelson and Gillum? I just can't fathom that many people voting both for the amendment and against Nelson and Gillum. It's weird.


Yes, i thought the same thing when i heard that result yesterday.  60% of the population supports felon voter rights?  I mean i'm all for that, but I know democrats who are against it.  I would think that 60% would mean a solid 60% of the voters would vote democrat for governor and senate.
 
2018-11-07 11:52:03 AM  
I was just texting my brother in Florida, he's gloating a bit. I'm like dude, you're broke. You're not religious. You basically have voted against your own interests, what do you win?

Bet you all his cash that he'll be trying to move to socialist Seattle any day now. No room at my inn.
 
2018-11-07 11:54:01 AM  

hobbes0022: SurfaceTension: Does anyone else think it odd that 64% of voters opted to restore felon voting rights but only ~49% of voters voted for Nelson and Gillum? I just can't fathom that many people voting both for the amendment and against Nelson and Gillum. It's weird.

Yes, i thought the same thing when i heard that result yesterday.  60% of the population supports felon voter rights?  I mean i'm all for that, but I know democrats who are against it.  I would think that 60% would mean a solid 60% of the voters would vote democrat for governor and senate.


You're forgetting about all the Republicans who know they'll be going to prison soon and want their voting rights when they do their 2-yr bit at Club Fed.

/Just kidding.
/It is odd.
 
2018-11-07 12:37:53 PM  

SurfaceTension: Does anyone else think it odd that 64% of voters opted to restore felon voting rights but only ~49% of voters voted for Nelson and Gillum? I just can't fathom that many people voting both for the amendment and against Nelson and Gillum. It's weird.


In Colorado we had a Democrat sweep, but failed to raise any taxes for schools and roads. Some weird outliers last night for sure.
 
2018-11-07 12:38:23 PM  

hobbes0022: SurfaceTension: Does anyone else think it odd that 64% of voters opted to restore felon voting rights but only ~49% of voters voted for Nelson and Gillum? I just can't fathom that many people voting both for the amendment and against Nelson and Gillum. It's weird.

Yes, i thought the same thing when i heard that result yesterday.  60% of the population supports felon voter rights?  I mean i'm all for that, but I know democrats who are against it.  I would think that 60% would mean a solid 60% of the voters would vote democrat for governor and senate.


It's suspicious alright. Maybe more people know a felon than know someone who is sick and can't afford their medication?

More likely a lot of the R voters just didn't tick a box on that one.
 
2018-11-07 12:38:33 PM  
Great...

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2018-11-07 12:39:32 PM  

SurfaceTension: Does anyone else think it odd that 64% of voters opted to restore felon voting rights but only ~49% of voters voted for Nelson and Gillum? I just can't fathom that many people voting both for the amendment and against Nelson and Gillum. It's weird.


Not really.

I'm sure there's plenty of people out in the panhandle who want their former meth-cooking brother to be able to vote again.
 
2018-11-07 12:40:19 PM  

SurfaceTension: Does anyone else think it odd that 64% of voters opted to restore felon voting rights but only ~49% of voters voted for Nelson and Gillum? I just can't fathom that many people voting both for the amendment and against Nelson and Gillum. It's weird.


No one pays attention to ballot questions, because they typically don't have the team sport excitement around them. I wouldn't be surprised if a fairly significant number of folks just vote "yes" all the way down.

Also, too, many voters are morons with incoherent policy positions.
 
2018-11-07 12:40:27 PM  

NewportBarGuy: hobbes0022: SurfaceTension: Does anyone else think it odd that 64% of voters opted to restore felon voting rights but only ~49% of voters voted for Nelson and Gillum? I just can't fathom that many people voting both for the amendment and against Nelson and Gillum. It's weird.

Yes, i thought the same thing when i heard that result yesterday.  60% of the population supports felon voter rights?  I mean i'm all for that, but I know democrats who are against it.  I would think that 60% would mean a solid 60% of the voters would vote democrat for governor and senate.

You're forgetting about all the Republicans who know they'll be going to prison soon and want their voting rights when they do their 2-yr bit at Club Fed.

/Just kidding.
/It is odd.


"Damn right BrotherUncle Billy and CousinGirlfriend Tina should be able to vote! That damned meth law was wrong to put 'em in county!  But *fark* _those_ people."

Restoring felon voters rights and voting against The Black Guy perfectly aligns with the (R)-ignorantasshole core values of selfishness/it's different when it happens to _me_, *and* racism.
 
2018-11-07 12:42:04 PM  
But, aren't bats blind? Subby has confused me. Not that difficult, but still.
 
2018-11-07 12:42:06 PM  
Calling for a recount in Florida?

Good idea.
 
2018-11-07 12:42:11 PM  

SFSailor: NewportBarGuy: hobbes0022: SurfaceTension: Does anyone else think it odd that 64% of voters opted to restore felon voting rights but only ~49% of voters voted for Nelson and Gillum? I just can't fathom that many people voting both for the amendment and against Nelson and Gillum. It's weird.

Yes, i thought the same thing when i heard that result yesterday.  60% of the population supports felon voter rights?  I mean i'm all for that, but I know democrats who are against it.  I would think that 60% would mean a solid 60% of the voters would vote democrat for governor and senate.

You're forgetting about all the Republicans who know they'll be going to prison soon and want their voting rights when they do their 2-yr bit at Club Fed.

/Just kidding.
/It is odd.

"Damn right BrotherUncle Billy and CousinGirlfriend Tina should be able to vote! That damned meth law was wrong to put 'em in county!  But *fark* _those_ people."

Restoring felon voters rights and voting against The Black Guy perfectly aligns with the (R)-ignorantasshole core values of selfishness/it's different when it happens to _me_, *and* racism.


You know Fark makes it easy to actually underline your posts, right?
 
2018-11-07 12:43:56 PM  

hobbes0022: SurfaceTension: Does anyone else think it odd that 64% of voters opted to restore felon voting rights but only ~49% of voters voted for Nelson and Gillum? I just can't fathom that many people voting both for the amendment and against Nelson and Gillum. It's weird.

Yes, i thought the same thing when i heard that result yesterday.  60% of the population supports felon voter rights?  I mean i'm all for that, but I know democrats who are against it.  I would think that 60% would mean a solid 60% of the voters would vote democrat for governor and senate.


As a FL voter -- who supported this and the two races...my only guess is the wording on all of our initiatives was sketchy AF.  You REALLY had to do your research to figure out if your Yes meant Yes, or No Meant Yes (Looking at you, Amendment 3.)

So my guess is the wording itself was so convoluted that the MAGA brigade failed at reading comprehension.
 
2018-11-07 12:45:01 PM  

hobbes0022: Gillum and Nelson should have gotten on the same page, if one of them was going to do a recount, they both should be pushing for one.


Scott's margin is 0.4%, which is within the range for an automatic recount
DeSantis's margin is 0.7%, which is not
 
2018-11-07 12:45:08 PM  

sirgrim: In Colorado we had a Democrat sweep, but failed to raise any taxes for schools and roads


But you still have that sweet pot money rolling in, right?
 
2018-11-07 12:45:13 PM  

Confabulat: I farking hate Florida. They deserve what they get.


When the sea level keeps rising, I'll miss the grapefruit.
 
2018-11-07 12:45:58 PM  

sirgrim: SurfaceTension: Does anyone else think it odd that 64% of voters opted to restore felon voting rights but only ~49% of voters voted for Nelson and Gillum? I just can't fathom that many people voting both for the amendment and against Nelson and Gillum. It's weird.

In Colorado we had a Democrat sweep, but failed to raise any taxes for schools and roads. Some weird outliers last night for sure.


You always get an outlier.  California turned down two attempts to lower taxes, had a Democratic sweep across the board in statewide partisan races, had four Republican House seats flip blue, added a few Dem seats in the legislature...and nominated the charter school guy as State School Superintendent.
 
2018-11-07 12:46:47 PM  

whidbey: Calling for a recount in Florida?

Good idea.


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2018-11-07 12:46:58 PM  
...and by "supported this and the two races ", I mean I voted blue....it was a lofty goal in this state, granted...but I should known FL didn't get it's own tag for shiats and giggles.
 
2018-11-07 12:47:39 PM  
It comes down to race. Philip Levine should've been the candidate, to avoid forcing the North Florida hicks to confront their bigotry. It causes their brains to hard reset to Tea Party mode.

As a Floridian, I can assure you, there are plenty of people here who are perfectly capable of feeling both that denial of voting rights to felons who served their time is unjust, and also black people shouldn't be elected to state-wide office because reasons. This includes the elitist white Cubans in the south, and the white trash everywhere else. And don't even get me started on voter suppression tactics.

My liberal colleagues here in the South love to forget that, outside of the big three southern counties (Miami, Broward, Palm Beach), Florida is Alabama with a higher blood alcohol level. I mean, you can track these people by the extra trails their knuckles leave in the dirt.

Florida's official slogan should be changed to "I'm not racist, but..."
 
2018-11-07 12:48:30 PM  

Gubbo: hobbes0022: SurfaceTension: Does anyone else think it odd that 64% of voters opted to restore felon voting rights but only ~49% of voters voted for Nelson and Gillum? I just can't fathom that many people voting both for the amendment and against Nelson and Gillum. It's weird.

Yes, i thought the same thing when i heard that result yesterday.  60% of the population supports felon voter rights?  I mean i'm all for that, but I know democrats who are against it.  I would think that 60% would mean a solid 60% of the voters would vote democrat for governor and senate.

It's suspicious alright. Maybe more people know a felon than know someone who is sick and can't afford their medication?

More likely a lot of the R voters just didn't tick a box on that one.


Not terribly suspicious. Candidates are people you can relate to (or not). Ballot initiatives are much more abstract.

It's similar to the people who voted to expand Medicaid and elected Republicans to implement and oversee that expansion.
 
2018-11-07 12:48:34 PM  

Confabulat: I farking hate Florida. They deserve what they get.


This is a Senate Race, which is more about what Florida is doing to the rest of the country.

Being in Florida I am cosmically disappointed in my state.
DeSantis is a racist, and Scott is an actual criminal... What is more, Scott is a charisma void, I have no idea how he keeps winning.

There is a non-zero chance that Scott will be president in the future.  That is depressing.
 
2018-11-07 12:49:36 PM  
Picture of Rick Scott after declaring victory.
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2018-11-07 12:49:45 PM  

hobbes0022: SurfaceTension: Does anyone else think it odd that 64% of voters opted to restore felon voting rights but only ~49% of voters voted for Nelson and Gillum? I just can't fathom that many people voting both for the amendment and against Nelson and Gillum. It's weird.

Yes, i thought the same thing when i heard that result yesterday.  60% of the population supports felon voter rights?  I mean i'm all for that, but I know democrats who are against it.  I would think that 60% would mean a solid 60% of the voters would vote democrat for governor and senate.


I think you're just seeing a break between the "law and order" (read: racist) right and the libertarian right. Doesn't surprise me all that much. These people value individual freedom but don't like taxes so they generally vote for Republicans but also support measures like this. *shrug*
 
2018-11-07 12:49:51 PM  

PunGent: Confabulat: I farking hate Florida. They deserve what they get.

When the sea level keeps rising, I'll miss the grapefruit.


Given that they are chasing off those-who-would-pick-it, because MAGA's don't realize chasing off those who pick it tends to mean those jobs aren't getting done..you will be able to collect it on the beaches that Orlando will then have when all is said and done.

/I assume grapefruit floats -- can we ask Nunes?
 
2018-11-07 12:51:17 PM  

BeatrixK: So my guess is the wording itself was so convoluted that the MAGA brigade failed at reading comprehension.


I'm not going to make fun of people for not understanding what amendments are trying to say.  They're all confusing AF.
 
2018-11-07 12:52:30 PM  

NewportBarGuy: hobbes0022: SurfaceTension: Does anyone else think it odd that 64% of voters opted to restore felon voting rights but only ~49% of voters voted for Nelson and Gillum? I just can't fathom that many people voting both for the amendment and against Nelson and Gillum. It's weird.

Yes, i thought the same thing when i heard that result yesterday.  60% of the population supports felon voter rights?  I mean i'm all for that, but I know democrats who are against it.  I would think that 60% would mean a solid 60% of the voters would vote democrat for governor and senate.

You're forgetting about all the Republicans who know they'll be going to prison soon and want their voting rights when they do their 2-yr bit at Club Fed.

/Just kidding.
/It is odd.


Yeah, felons are a mixed bag. I do support their right to vote if they have served their time. I think the conventional wisdom is that it helps Democrats if they can vote, but I'm not 100% sure of that. I have an uncle-in-law who lives in Florida who is an ex-felon. He was into drugs and alcohol and hit a low point and got hit with a couple of felonies and spent three years in prison.


He's really turned his life around considerably and is doing quite well for himself. I can see no reason why he shouldn't be allowed to vote. He's a devout Republican, and would have been an extra vote for Scott. Anecdotal, but I doubt he's alone. A lot of reformed types find Jesus and get "born again", and that usually means they start voting R very reliably.
 
2018-11-07 12:53:51 PM  
A spokesman for Scott's campaign said Wednesday morning that the race is over.
"This race is over. It's a sad way for Bill Nelson to end his career. He is desperately trying to hold on to something that no longer exists," the spokesman said.


I know you don't like it but that's now how Democracy works
 
2018-11-07 12:55:15 PM  

jwa007: Good one, subby!

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I always thought he looked like Bob

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2018-11-07 12:56:44 PM  

Tis But a Scratch: It comes down to race. Philip Levine should've been the candidate, to avoid forcing the North Florida hicks to confront their bigotry. It causes their brains to hard reset to Tea Party mode.

As a Floridian, I can assure you, there are plenty of people here who are perfectly capable of feeling both that denial of voting rights to felons who served their time is unjust, and also black people shouldn't be elected to state-wide office because reasons. This includes the elitist white Cubans in the south, and the white trash everywhere else. And don't even get me started on voter suppression tactics.

My liberal colleagues here in the South love to forget that, outside of the big three southern counties (Miami, Broward, Palm Beach), Florida is Alabama with a higher blood alcohol level. I mean, you can track these people by the extra trails their knuckles leave in the dirt.

Florida's official slogan should be changed to "I'm not racist, but..."


Levine will have another opportunity to earn enough votes to win the nomination in 2022
 
2018-11-07 12:56:58 PM  

Confabulat: I was just texting my brother in Florida, he's gloating a bit. I'm like dude, you're broke. You're not religious. You basically have voted against your own interests, what do you win?


He won a lifetime supply of Class A, premium STIGGINIT.

He also gets to react that scene at the end of Terminator 2. Except instead of the thumbs up, he's pointing and laughing at the libs. Also, instead of molten steel, he's sinking into the ocean. Also, he's stupid.
 
2018-11-07 12:58:33 PM  

SurfaceTension: Does anyone else think it odd that 64% of voters opted to restore felon voting rights but only ~49% of voters voted for Nelson and Gillum? I just can't fathom that many people voting both for the amendment and against Nelson and Gillum. It's weird.


I live in Florida. Everybody has a felon in their family, often several.
 
2018-11-07 12:59:27 PM  
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Ha ha?
 
2018-11-07 01:02:28 PM  

SurfaceTension: Does anyone else think it odd that 64% of voters opted to restore felon voting rights but only ~49% of voters voted for Nelson and Gillum? I just can't fathom that many people voting both for the amendment and against Nelson and Gillum. It's weird.


Maybe Republicans have a lot of family members in jail.
 
2018-11-07 01:05:19 PM  

SurfaceTension: Does anyone else think it odd that 64% of voters opted to restore felon voting rights but only ~49% of voters voted for Nelson and Gillum? I just can't fathom that many people voting both for the amendment and against Nelson and Gillum. It's weird.


It's almost as if conservatives aren't the monsters you dream them to be.

/voted Yes on 4, 6, and 13
 
2018-11-07 01:05:57 PM  
Don't feel bad, Nelson.  I voted for you.

Too bad the rest of my district didn't, those redneck bastards.
 
2018-11-07 01:17:43 PM  

PunGent: Confabulat: I farking hate Florida. They deserve what they get.

When the sea level keeps rising, I'll miss the grapefruit.


So will Devin...
 
2018-11-07 01:18:14 PM  

hobbes0022: SurfaceTension: Does anyone else think it odd that 64% of voters opted to restore felon voting rights but only ~49% of voters voted for Nelson and Gillum? I just can't fathom that many people voting both for the amendment and against Nelson and Gillum. It's weird.

Yes, i thought the same thing when i heard that result yesterday.  60% of the population supports felon voter rights?  I mean i'm all for that, but I know democrats who are against it.  I would think that 60% would mean a solid 60% of the voters would vote democrat for governor and senate.


Well, to be fair, most of that 60% will BE felons someday, so they're just laying the groundwork for their future.
 
2018-11-07 01:19:09 PM  
Go get him guys!
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2018-11-07 01:19:47 PM  

SurfaceTension: Does anyone else think it odd that 64% of voters opted to restore felon voting rights but only ~49% of voters voted for Nelson and Gillum? I just can't fathom that many people voting both for the amendment and against Nelson and Gillum. It's weird.


Is it possible in Florida to vote straight ticket "R" and go to Cast Ballot without doing the ballot initiatives?
 
2018-11-07 01:23:40 PM  
Here are some interesting numbers about Florida voters:
Republican Party of FloridaFlorida Democratic PartyMinor PartiesNPATotal
4,661,230                                     4,918,415                                 99,322             3,521,905            13,200,872

Can anyone explain why republicans should ever win in Florida in a statewide election such as governor or Us Senator?????? Besides all the overplayed out insults.......
 
2018-11-07 01:23:56 PM  
Dream on, you crazy diamond.

/the fix is in
 
2018-11-07 01:25:16 PM  

SoFlaNative52: Here are some interesting numbers about Florida voters:
Republican Party of FloridaFlorida Democratic PartyMinor PartiesNPATotal
4,661,230                                     4,918,415                                 99,322             3,521,905            13,200,872

Can anyone explain why republicans should ever win in Florida in a statewide election such as governor or Us Senator?????? Besides all the overplayed out insults.......


Because Nelson is just so uninspiring!!

/or enough independents went for the guy with the R after his name...
 
2018-11-07 01:27:54 PM  

Tis But a Scratch: It comes down to race. Philip Levine should've been the candidate, to avoid forcing the North Florida hicks to confront their bigotry. It causes their brains to hard reset to Tea Party mode.

As a Floridian, I can assure you, there are plenty of people here who are perfectly capable of feeling both that denial of voting rights to felons who served their time is unjust, and also black people shouldn't be elected to state-wide office because reasons. This includes the elitist white Cubans in the south, and the white trash everywhere else. And don't even get me started on voter suppression tactics.

My liberal colleagues here in the South love to forget that, outside of the big three southern counties (Miami, Broward, Palm Beach), Florida is Alabama with a higher blood alcohol level. I mean, you can track these people by the extra trails their knuckles leave in the dirt.

Florida's official slogan should be changed to "I'm not racist, but..."


I voted for Levine :(
 
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