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  •  You Might Want To Check Your Voter Registration (10+ / 0-)

    Because that is something they are systematically trying to take away as well... and they haven't even been elected.

    •  That is a good idea. (7+ / 0-)

      I was registering voters the other day and spoke to someone who had received an absentee ballot without having requested it. I still wonder what that was all about but I suspect he may have trouble trying to vote in person.

      Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

      by Just Bob on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 10:11:13 PM PDT

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      •  No not a goof (2+ / 0-)
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        My son registered at the local community college, and he was forced to fill out the absentee ballot request

        He was told it was mandatory for anyone registering as a Dem here in Florida

        Barn's burnt down -- now I can see the moon. Masahide

        by bws on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 07:26:08 AM PDT

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        •  Sounds fishy to me. (2+ / 0-)
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          My son registered at the local community college, and he was forced to fill out the absentee ballot request

          He was told it was mandatory for anyone registering as a Dem here in Florida

          If he goes to vote in person, I strongly recommend that he take along his absentee ballot, to prove that he isn't trying to vote twice.  

          He also might want to contact his local Democratic party to tell them about this.  They may have some advice or help for him, or could get him together with others that got the same BS so that they could complain more effectively.  

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          by Calamity Jean on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 08:26:26 AM PDT

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    •  Here is what happened to me (1+ / 0-)
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      I have voted by absentee ballot here in FL for many, many years.  That option is available to all.  This year, because of Rick Scott and the monstrous purges, etc.  I decided to call my local Supervisor of Elections to confirm when I would get my absentee ballot.  I was told, "It's a good thing you called you would not have received one this year automatically - as in years past."  She said they were "updating all the voters."  She put in my request for an absentee ballot.

      When I received the absentee ballot, I used a letter opener to open it.  It has several pages of heavier stock paper (the right wing nutcases have managed to put the three FL Supreme Court Justices on the ballot because the right is angry that they are "too liberal," and that they are ruling against charter/religious schools getting public funding.  So those three justices (the most respected and least partisan of all, are on the ballot - YES or NO!)  So the inner protective sleeve was torn (placed differently in the larger envelope from what I had ever seen before - when I received the ballot - of course invalidating the ballot)).  If I had attempted to seal it with tape and submitted it, my vote would have been invalid (I vote straight Democratic as I am a far left Democrat and have been all of my life.

      It is all straightened out now - I can only hope.  I have a new absentee ballot in my hand right now.  Voting Obama/Biden, Senator Bill Nelson (D) and against the const amendments put on the ballot by the right wing (one says it is unlawful to stop public monies from going to charter/religious schools and home schoolers), and voting to retain the three excellent justices.  By the way, I voted in every election since I was eligible to vote - and I am over sixty.

      •  I voted by absentee ballot while serving (1+ / 0-)
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        in the USAF.  I was always proud to vote for Liberal/Progressives as there are many more serving in the US military than is commonly thought.  Almost all are members of the 99%.  Of course.

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