Florida plans new voter purge

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  1. rivergator
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    I don't think anyone is opposed to wiping ineligible voters off the rolls. But I certainly the state does it better this time than it has in the past.

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    Illegals should be ineligible, and I applaud Rick Scott for doing something about voter fraud.
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    do you applaud him for doing it as badly as he did last time?
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    No, he's not the best at his job, but he's trying to do what is right for the good of our state.

    If another Pub (non-RINO) ran against him he'd probably lose.
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    Funny how the left are so opposed to election purity.
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    As a libertarian leaning individual, I am against the party in charge going for "election purity" by attempting remove vast numbers of eligible voters from the voting rolls.

    "The state’s list of suspected non-U.S. citizens shrank from 182,000 to 2,600 to 198 before election supervisors suspended their searches as the presidential election drew near."

    At least somebody tried to clean up the inaccurate purge list, but 182,000? Seriously?

    If they are going to do a purge, I think they need to do it well ahead of the vote and notify people who have been purged, so they can at least try to get errors corrected.

    Taking away voting rights shouldn't be about political gamesmanship.
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    As and American citizen I'm against having to pay a tax simply for being alive.

    Fraud is fraud, and we have to deal with it, no matter how it looks to the causal observer.
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    Not sure what the first statement has to do with this thread, but I'm against being overly taxed as well.

    To the second statement, it sounds like we agree on dealing with fraud... which means the following:
    • We don't want ineligible voters voting
    • We don't want eligible voters defrauded out of their voting rights
    • We don't want polling places manipulated to make it very difficult and exceedingly time consuming for eligible voters to successfully vote
    • We can't have manipulation of electronic voting machines and/or the vote tallying software (election fraud on the most massive scale)
    If we really want valid elections we can trust, we need to take steps to address all of the above issues.
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    Yes, and politicians (Dems only) quit trying to invalidate our military personnel's right to vote too.
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    One more time, no one is saying that ineligible voters ought to be able to vote. But the fact is that Florida's purge attempts in the past have been ridiculously bad and included many eligible voters. Let's simply do it right.
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    I don't think anyone opposes doing things right.
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    I've never been convinced we have a huge ineligible voter problem. Could it really be some great number of any significance? How much will it cost tax payers to hunt for these ineligible voters?
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    Simple, you should be required to provide an ID when you vote.
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    that has absolutely nothing to do with this issue
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    Doesn't necessarily have anything to do with your post, but in the grand scheme of things, this would help.

    Im assuming you're opposed to this because you think we should be free to illegally vote, multiple times. Amiright?

    "Vote early, vote OFTEN!"
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    yes, that's it. you are clearly way too smart for me.
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    Aww, here we go with the dramatics. Are you female?
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    Thats not dramatics, thats a comment based on people from your own parties ideology. Please tell me, do you oppose a law that would require every single person to vote one time with a US ID card?
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    Yep, they even call these anti-fraud measures a "purge".

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