The Weekly 2012 – Romney wins Flordia and 27 electorial votes in 2012 Presidential Election! And it’s only May!
Anybody who DOESN’T think this will have a HUGE affect on the outcome of this election, does NOT remember Florida 2000.
A few thousand votes especially in 4 or 5 ‘swing’ States and Romney wins those State and the election.
It’s ‘voter fraud’ according to Republicans.
And remember. This is happening in 13 other States.
‘Florida has no history of mass voter fraud. It does have a history, however, of mass voter disenfranchisement. By one estimate, 7000 Florida voters were wrongfully removed from the voter rolls for the 2000 presidential election — 13 times George W. Bush’s margin of victory in that state after the Supreme Court halted the post-election recount’.
‘Maureen Russo was born in Akron, Ohio. For the last 40 years she’s operated a dog boarding and grooming business — Bobbi’s World Kennels — with her husband in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Maureen is 60 years old and has been a registered voter in the state for the last four decades. She regularly votes at the church around the corner from her home’.
‘Two weeks ago she received a letter from the State of Florida informing her that that had recieved information that she was not born in this country and, therefore, was ineligible to vote’.
‘She was given an option to request “an administrative hearing to present evidence” disputing the determination of the State of Florida that she was ineligible to vote. Unless Maureen returned a form requesting such a hearing within 30 days, she was told, it would result in “the removal of your name from the voter registration rolls.”
‘She immediately sent off a registered letter to the State with a copy of her passport. She hasn’t heard anything back’.
‘It’s unclear precisely how Maureen was identified by the state as an ineligible voter’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/05/25/490678/eligible-florida-voter-governor-rick-scott-purged/
‘These new restrictions fall most heavily on young, minority, and low-income voters, as well as on voters with disabilities. This wave of changes may sharply tilt the political terrain for the 2012 election. Based on the Brennan Center’s analysis of the 19 laws and two executive actions that passed in 14 states, it is clear that’:
•’These new laws could make it significantly harder for more than five million eligible voters to cast ballots in 2012′.
•’The states that have already cut back on voting rights will provide 171 electoral votes in 2012 – 63 percent of the 270 needed to win the presidency’.
•’Of the 12 likely battleground states, as assessed by an August Los Angeles Times analysis of Gallup polling, five have already cut back on voting rights (and may pass additional restrictive legislation), and two more are currently considering new restrictions’.
From : http://www.brennancenter.org/content/resource/voting_law_changes_in_2012