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(KSDK St. Louis)   Florida is confident it's ready for Tuesday's ballot counting. Subby sincerely doubts that but let's see what shakes out   (ksdk.com) divider line
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2020-10-30 6:38:15 AM  
Some weird part of me believes that Florida will handle it perfect, because the rest of the nation will be a shiatshow.  The most unsettling thing Florida could do is be normal.


Either that or elect a methed up dog riding an alligator stuffed with bath salts.
 
2020-10-30 6:40:50 AM  

Theeng: Some weird part of me believes that Florida will handle it perfect, because the rest of the nation will be a shiatshow.  The most unsettling thing Florida could do is be normal.


Either that or elect a methed up dog riding an alligator stuffed with bath salts.


Republican governor, republican officials, and 7 state supreme court justices appointed by ...republicans.  If it's not clean by election day then it's farked.

By the way...it won't be clean by election day.  https://imgur.com/gallery/ba4aC​Bh

Stop holding out hope for Florida, PA and NC and Michigan are your best shots.
 
2020-10-30 6:45:49 AM  
Isn't this a repeat article from 2000.
Let's see if Florida gets it right this time. I'm not holding my breath.
 
2020-10-30 6:46:54 AM  
I'm sure every Trump vote will be counted twice, just to make sure.
 
2020-10-30 6:53:58 AM  
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He may be a little older, but he's coming out of retirement.


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2020-10-30 6:57:27 AM  
Oh it'll shake out all right. Like an old man shaking a turd out his pant leg in the grocery store.
 
2020-10-30 6:59:24 AM  

Chompachangas: Oh it'll shake out all right. Like an old man shaking a turd out his pant leg in the grocery store.


Awww man...
I was cooking link sausages for breakfast and dropped one on the floor when I read that...
 
2020-10-30 7:00:18 AM  
Who's going to be more insufferable with a trump win? His base or Trump himself? Tough call
 
2020-10-30 7:00:46 AM  

Theeng: Some weird part of me believes that Florida will handle it perfect, because the rest of the nation will be a shiatshow.  The most unsettling thing Florida could do is be normal.


Either that or elect a methed up dog riding an alligator stuffed with bath salts.


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2020-10-30 7:01:56 AM  

1funguy: Chompachangas: Oh it'll shake out all right. Like an old man shaking a turd out his pant leg in the grocery store.

Awww man...
I was cooking link sausages for breakfast and dropped one on the floor when I read that...


Eating that sausage will give you magical powers.
 
2020-10-30 7:51:50 AM  

Chompachangas: 1funguy: Chompachangas: Oh it'll shake out all right. Like an old man shaking a turd out his pant leg in the grocery store.

Awww man...
I was cooking link sausages for breakfast and dropped one on the floor when I read that...

Eating that sausage will give you magical powers.


Hyperemesis projecto is a type of superpower...
 
2020-10-30 7:53:33 AM  
Hah! Florida is Americans wang.
 
2020-10-30 8:07:55 AM  
Florida elections are extremely decentralized. It really is up to each county how well it goes.

The count will likely mostly go fine. The problems will start if the state-level GOP run institutions try to fark with it after the fact.
 
2020-10-30 8:13:22 AM  

eiger: Florida elections are extremely decentralized. It really is up to each county how well it goes.

The count will likely mostly go fine. The problems will start if the state-level GOP run institutions try to fark with it after the fact.


Adding to this, most of the perception about Florida comes from the singular events in 2000, and the constant effort by GOP politicians over the last few years to accuse the SE Florida counties of fraud because they typically take longer to count their votes than other counties.

It's largely an engineered perception, much like the notion of fraud nation-wide, that the GOP will likely try to weaponize this year.
 
2020-10-30 8:20:09 AM  

eiger: eiger: Florida elections are extremely decentralized. It really is up to each county how well it goes.

The count will likely mostly go fine. The problems will start if the state-level GOP run institutions try to fark with it after the fact.

Adding to this, most of the perception about Florida comes from the singular events in 2000, and the constant effort by GOP politicians over the last few years to accuse the SE Florida counties of fraud because they typically take longer to count their votes than other counties.

It's largely an engineered perception, much like the notion of fraud nation-wide, that the GOP will likely try to weaponize this year.


Yep.  It is the states that aren't used to vote by mail that are going to have the bigger issues.  I'm more worried about PA than FL.
 
2020-10-30 8:28:57 AM  
Remember kids! It's Florida! Have they EVER handled an election without being the laughingstock of the nation?

/Not laughing and not holding my breath either
 
2020-10-30 8:34:15 AM  
Nah, I doubt Florida will be the red headed step child this election.  It's probably going to be Pennsylvania this time.
 
2020-10-30 8:40:06 AM  
Ironically I have more faith in Florida that a lot of other places. We don't have voting machines - we vote using clearly marked paper ballots and optical scanners. The ballots are retained for verification on a recount. There's no rule requiring the elections supervisors to hold all the ballots for counting until Tuesday, so they've already been at work scanning vote-by-mail ballots. And in many counties, they've been offering dropboxes at the elections office and at official early voting sites for weeks.

Florida will have the votes more or less fully counted by the end of the night. Florida doesn't do a whole lot right but I think they learned some lessons from 2000.
 
2020-10-30 9:25:36 AM  

indylaw: Ironically I have more faith in Florida that a lot of other places. We don't have voting machines - we vote using clearly marked paper ballots and optical scanners. The ballots are retained for verification on a recount. There's no rule requiring the elections supervisors to hold all the ballots for counting until Tuesday, so they've already been at work scanning vote-by-mail ballots. And in many counties, they've been offering dropboxes at the elections office and at official early voting sites for weeks.

Florida will have the votes more or less fully counted by the end of the night. Florida doesn't do a whole lot right but I think they learned some lessons from 2000.


Having to open, and count all of the ballots on Election Day is about the only problem I have with Oregon's system.  At least they verify the ballots as they arrive.
 
2020-10-30 9:36:06 AM  

Ginnungagap42: Theeng: Some weird part of me believes that Florida will handle it perfect, because the rest of the nation will be a shiatshow.  The most unsettling thing Florida could do is be normal.




Either that or elect a methed up dog riding an alligator stuffed with bath salts.


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I'd vote for that dog. They've got a great platform!

 
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