Florida governor orders review of election laws after voting snafus

There are 52 comments on the Reuters story from Nov 14, 2012, titled Florida governor orders review of election laws after voting snafus. In it, Reuters reports that:

Florida Governor Rick Scott ordered his top elections official on Wednesday to figure out what caused long lines at polling stations and delays in ballot counting in the battleground state on Election Day.

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imaginaryfriend

Garden City, MI

#1 Nov 14, 2012
pRick Snott is a shameful piece of ALEC infected repUGLYcon rot. President Obama will take care of fixing national elections with great solutions like they use in rational places like Canada, England, and Australia, et al. Np partisan election officials anywhere!
Today on Coronation Street one of the characters was speaking of fraud and she said, "Shades of Florida in 2000!". This goes to show you that the weirdness and lunacy of rightwingnutballs is seen and noted worldwide!

Since: Jan 12

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

#2 Nov 14, 2012
Don't worry Florida. Only 2 more years and you can vote Rick Scott out of office.
ima

El Paso, TX

#3 Nov 14, 2012
imaginaryfriend wrote:
pRick Snott is a shameful piece of ALEC infected repUGLYcon rot. President Obama will take care of fixing national elections with great solutions like they use in rational places like Canada, England, and Australia, et al. Np partisan election officials anywhere!
Today on Coronation Street one of the characters was speaking of fraud and she said, "Shades of Florida in 2000!". This goes to show you that the weirdness and lunacy of rightwingnutballs is seen and noted worldwide!
you are naive! no one really believes the dictator WON FAIR AND SQUARE! OTHER WISE THE STATES WOULDN'T BE WANTING TO SECEDE, AND ALL HIS STAFF RESIGNING!!!!!LOL! LOL! its embarrassing TO SAY THE LEAST!!!
radiofreeamerica

Tarpon Springs, FL

#4 Nov 14, 2012
The reason was obvious.Voters were suppose to read and vote on 11 Florida constitutional amendments-all of them were complex to read and required an above average IQ to understand.Gov .Scott had nothing to do with this.They are crafted by either the state legislature or citizen initiatives.The way to shorter lines and less wait is to do what I did.I voted absentee from my house and it took me at least an hour to read and figure out what the hell was written with each one.This is at home with no pressure-nobody in line waiting behind you.Nobody is required to go out of their house and vote in Florida.So this talk of longer voting hours or expanded early voting is bull shit nonsense since everybody is eligible to vote absentee from home.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#5 Nov 14, 2012
Rick 'I only took the fifth 75 times' Scott wants to review the election laws? Maybe we'll find out how he got elected after ripping off the taxpayers to the tune of a $600 million dollar Medicare fraud settlement.
imaginaryfriend

Garden City, MI

#6 Nov 14, 2012
The pricktator Prick Scott bit off more than he can chew. He put the big spotlight on his fraudulent voter suppression tactics that the entire world saw clearly for months. Expect a federal knock at the door, gov.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#7 Nov 15, 2012
Mykro wrote:
Rick 'I only took the fifth 75 times' Scott wants to review the election laws? Maybe we'll find out how he got elected after ripping off the taxpayers to the tune of a $600 million dollar Medicare fraud settlement.
They would do better getting the illegals off the rolls. They are still counting votes in Ohio, over 300,000 haven't been counted.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#8 Nov 15, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>They would do better getting the illegals off the rolls. They are still counting votes in Ohio, over 300,000 haven't been counted.
So you think giving Romney Ohio now changes the outcome of the Election last week?

Did you see that on Fox Stooge Tube, they're claiming election improprieties. Are you now hanging on to that last ray of hope?
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#9 Nov 15, 2012
Scott(R) Florida

Kasich(R) Ohio

Brewer(R) Arizona

All three teabagger Governors with republican legislators that tried to supress voters, all three having election day problems, uncounted votes and contested results.

Figures.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#10 Nov 15, 2012
Where is all the Benghazi talk in order to change the subject away from a teabagger into ALL Obama, ALL the time?

Wait for it.

The Rick Scott subject is young.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#11 Nov 15, 2012
The GOPasaurs have to do something, because the Dems won Florida AGAIN. I'm sure they'll come up with a new way to supress the minority vote for next time.
Marchin

United States

#12 Nov 15, 2012
Florida's problem with voting came down to:

*high population centers=hubs of democrats
(which have democrat Supervisors of Elections, ironically!)

*13, YES! 13 long amendments on the ballot! in some places the ballot was 3 PAGES, FRONT AND BACK, long!

*not enough early voting sites! Perhaps, if those Supervisors of Elections in the populace areas of the state would have opened MORE early voting sites the lines would have been more manageable!

Here's the personal early voting experience:

1. First, while you were waiting in line; you were given a sheet of paper to fill out your name, address and were told not to sign the form, yet.

2. When you reached the front door, you were directed to a table where you showed your ID, the person verified your address (from the paper you filled out) then the person asked you to SIGN the paper you filled out and they 'verified' your signature.

3. Then you were directed to a specific printing machine (there were 2) and your 3 page front&back ballot was printed out

4. You took your ballot and filled it out-3 pages, front&back

5.You were then directed to a specific 'reader' based on your precinct number

That was laborious! The ballot was too dang long and the there were NOT enough early voting sites opened by our county's Supervisor of Elections!

And there were too many errors by the democrat Supervisor of Elections-her office had to HAND COPY some 27,000 absentee ballots that could not be read by the machines! This Supervisor of Election, also did NOT proofread the printer's absentee ballots prior to mailing them out!

And the counties where there were 'voting problems' were in democrat counties with high population!
Marchin

United States

#13 Nov 15, 2012
imaginaryfriend wrote:
pRick Snott is a shameful piece of ALEC infected repUGLYcon rot. President Obama will take care of fixing national elections with great solutions like they use in rational places like Canada, England, and Australia, et al. Np partisan election officials anywhere!
Today on Coronation Street one of the characters was speaking of fraud and she said, "Shades of Florida in 2000!". This goes to show you that the weirdness and lunacy of rightwingnutballs is seen and noted worldwide!
don't be a hater
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Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#15 Nov 15, 2012
Florida is full of retired union workers from up north, mostly ohio and illinois, who do you think they are gonna vote for?
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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#17 Nov 15, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
Florida is full of retired union workers from up north, mostly ohio and illinois, who do you think they are gonna vote for?
Add Texas to the Dems by 2020 because of the increase in the hispanic population, and the GOP will never win the White House again!

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#18 Nov 15, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Add Texas to the Dems by 2020 because of the increase in the hispanic population, and the GOP will never win the White House again!
you are correct...who would ever vote for paying taxes, when Dems promise them unlimited free sh't?
Don Joe

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Nov 15, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
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you are correct...who would ever vote for paying taxes, when Dems promise them unlimited free sh't?
??? Dems are promising free stuff? Where can I sign up. Since I am paying taxes, I pay for it anyway, so where do I get the stuff? Come on, you should know since you have said it so many times. Where do I sign up?
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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#21 Nov 15, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
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you are correct...who would ever vote for paying taxes, when Dems promise them unlimited free sh't?
Really? Where is this "unlimited free sh't" I keep hearing about from the whiny bitter Romney-boosters?

Romney himself got caught on tape (AGAIN) blaming his loss on the same baloney- i.e. "free" student loans, "free" contraception, "free" education for illegals, etc.

Maybe THAT'S why he lost.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#22 Nov 15, 2012
Don Joe wrote:
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??? Dems are promising free stuff? Where can I sign up. Since I am paying taxes, I pay for it anyway, so where do I get the stuff? Come on, you should know since you have said it so many times. Where do I sign up?
don, I understand how you feel, after reading your posts all these years...would it make you feel better if me and the boys took up a little collection and sent it to you? I hate to see you suffer so.
Don Joe

Minneapolis, MN

#23 Nov 15, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
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don, I understand how you feel, after reading your posts all these years...would it make you feel better if me and the boys took up a little collection and sent it to you? I hate to see you suffer so.
What a nice thought. I would really appreciate it. However, how about sending it to New York and those who lost everything from Sandy? Many are still waiting to get in out of the cold. You could just send your unused coats to help out. Oh wait, you don't have coats in Georgia.

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