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  1. Patters

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    This is the type of racism I talk about when I talk about powerful elements within the Republican Party. They are not out there burning blacks in effigy, advocating for a return to slavery, or even advocating for legalized discrimination in schools (though in businesses, many of them do support legalizing discrimination). But, they are actively engaged in disenfranchising people. No one should have to wait in line four hours to vote not in this day, not in the United States, let alone 9 hours. Show me where that is happening in white townships in Florida. This is absolutely despicable, and if Obama and the Democrats win, I hope they get the Justice Department involved in this.

    Daily Kos: Photo of My 9 Hour Wait to Vote in Florida.
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    Except for the fact it wasn't "Early voting hours for democrats only".

    Early voting republicans had to wait the same amount of time in that town.

    It's certainly legal, but it's not racism.
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    It's in black areas, something that perhaps you were unaware of. But, by all means show me similar stories from other areas, and my issue will be with Florida's election system, not Florida's Tea Party Republican racism.
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    I wonder who those people are going to vote for------:D

    Why do we still have "black areas" in America?
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    Can you show me where "black areas" had different early voting hours than "other areas"?

    Or do you believe it's possible that "black areas" were more excited about voting early than "other areas"?

    I mean, I have no idea why that could be....do you Patters?
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    I'm talking about the lack of voting machines, not the hours. What's your motivation in continually avoiding what I'm talking about? Are you really missing the point? One way to disenfranchise is to have inadequate number of voting machines. Let's see if that happens in pro-Romney (white) areas.
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    Oh really?

    Show me where in your opening post that you mentioned that. It's also not mentioned in your link....

    Changing goal posts much?

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    #95 Jersey

    In my suburban area of Philly, mostly white , I will likely have a 2-3 hour wait on Tuesday. Normally I go when polls open at 7 am and get there a half hour early and still am 15 or 20th in line ( there are only 2 polling stalls). Due to work, I will have to go after work and likely will wait the aforementioned two to three hours.....We don't have early voting so rain, wind, snow we wait......
    At least those people in Florida can choose not ot wait the 9 hours and come back another day or even gasp, Tue on election day.....Polls in Florida are open 7-7.....
    Not everything is racial.........
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    I thought it was obvious. If people have to wait in line for 9 hours, it's because of lack of voting machines in those precincts. What other reason could there be?
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    Ok, then show us where "black areas" had fewer voting machines than "other areas"

    Again....do you believe it's possible that black areas were more excited about voting early than "other areas"?

    And if so, how could anyone predict which areas needed more machines?

    This is getting almost silly.
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    I have to call foul on you Patters. This is exactly the type of thread... very much so the thread title... that should be banned under the new rules.
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    Some view eveything as "Oppressors vs the Oppressed"

    Sad way to look at life really....
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    In Florida, I'm talking about the disparity between neighborhoods. If the difference is an hour or two, that's one thing. But, asking people to wait up to 9 hours is outrageous. Frankly, I think 2-3 hours is ridiculous. If that happens, you should take a photo and post it.
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    Again....do you believe it's possible that black areas were more excited about voting early than "other areas"?

    And if so, how could anyone predict which areas needed more machines?
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    They can't predict turnout? Are you serious? That in my view is silly. They might not get it perfect, but they could certainly do better than they have done. Let's face it, Scott has made numerous efforts to reduce voting hours, illegally purge voter roles, etc., all designed to disenfranchise Obama supporters. That's no secret. There's plenty of evidence. But, then again, maybe your experience is different.
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    There's nothing wrong in this forum with having a controversial view. If there was, this forum would be a dull place!
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    No matter what anyone comments...your opinion won't change.

    So why continue?

    Thread complete.
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    the Florida ballot has 11 amendments in it taking over 6 pages. The longest ballot ever in Florida. What is Gov. Scott's reaction to this? cut early voting from 2 weeks to 8 days. Yesterday there was a mysterious package found at a precinct in an urban area that forced the precinct to be shut down at 2pm so they could detonate a cooler. Scott refused to extend the hours of the precinct with no reason given.

    If you don't think this is a deliberate attempt to suppress voter turn out, particularly in urban areas where there simply aren't enough machines you are simply not that bright. If your answer to 9 hour lines is "maybe they should just leave and come back on election day" then I wonder how you can even operate a computer to post here.
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    Calling all Republicans racist, yet again, is breaking the new rules.
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    where does he do this?

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