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  1. #1 Repuke vote suppression in Flori-duh is working. 
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    Repuke vote suppression in Flori-duh is working.

    Florida, which is expected to be a vital swing state once again in this year’s presidential election, is enrolling fewer new voters than it did four years ago, as prominent civic organizations have suspended their voter registration drives because of what they describe as onerous restrictions imposed last year by Republican state officials.

    The state’s new elections law — which requires groups that register voters to turn in completed forms within 48 hours or risk fines, among other things — has led the League of Women Voters, which has been registering voters in Florida since 1939, to put its efforts on hold this year. Rock the Vote, a national organization that encourages young people to vote, began an effort last week to register high school students around the nation — but not in Florida, where the new law would put teachers at risk of fines for any errors with the forms. And on college campuses around the state, the once-ubiquitous folding tables piled high with voter registration forms are now a rarer sight.

    Florida, which taught the nation the importance of every vote in the disputed presidential election in 2000 when it reported that George W. Bush had won by 537 votes, is now seeing a significant drop-off in new voter registrations. In the months since its new law took effect in July, 81,471 fewer Floridians have registered to vote than during the same period four years ago, in the last run-up to a presidential election, according to an analysis of registration data by The New York Times.

    It is difficult to say just how much of the decrease is due to the restrictions in the law, and how much to demographic changes, a lack of enthusiasm about politics or other circumstances, including the fact that there was no competitive Democratic presidential primary this year. But new registrations dropped sharply in some areas where the voting-age population has been growing, the analysis found, including Miami-Dade County, where they fell by 39 percent, and Orange County, in the Orlando area, where they fell by a little more than a fifth. Some local elections officials said that the lack of registration drives by outside groups has been a factor in the decline.
    Democrats want more people to vote. Repukes want fewer people to vote. Any questions?
    Ahhh, yes...........liberals don't like it that they can't flood all of their voting registrations into the offices at one time so there's no time to check to see if they are legitimate and/or they don't want to be accountable to turn in the registrations in a timely manner. And that's what they call "vote suppression".
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    2. The Dems need big volunteer organizations with no money to pay fines...

    form 'em and break 'em up as fast as you can, with as informal organization as is possible under the law (i.e. don't keep membership records, for example. Make sure all the titular heads of the organizations are homeless, on disability, or otherwise have no legal assets.
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    "Vital swing state"?

    Yeah, not if Rubio is nominated for VP.
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