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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Florida residents will get more time to register to vote. On Monday afternoon, District Judge Mark Walker ordered the voter registration deadline be extended from Tuesday, October 11th to Wednesday, October 12th. Voter registration forms will be accepted until 5 p.m. that day. A hearing is set for Wednesday morning to discuss a possibly longer extension to register to vote.

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#1 | Posted by Corky at 2016-10-10 06:30 PM | Reply

So people who did not register due to their own reasons now want more time to register?

I bet mail in votes favor Hillary.

#2 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2016-10-10 09:00 PM | Reply

Their own reason being and collectively cited as "Hurricane Matthew."
Those dots too challenging to connect?

Governor Skeletor got slapped down for his overtly partisan "hell no!" response on considering extending registration.

Good!

#3 | Posted by YAV at 2016-10-10 09:08 PM | Reply

"So people who did not register due to their own reasons now want more time to register?"

WE just had a Category 4, potentially a 5 approaching our coast, thankfully it went north but on Friday, I was busy boarding up. --, if that isn't a legitimate excuse for not registereing that day then kiss my ass. It was a necessary and important thing we needed to do and the very idea that the state (Rick Scottt disagreess) should have his way was, thankfully, repudieated by the court. Now, express your belief in democracy and at the same time support Rick Scott in a paragraph or two. Please try, I need a good laugh.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2016-10-10 10:21 PM | Reply

"Governor Skeletor got slapped down for his overtly partisan "hell no!" response on considering extending registration."

I just hope they didn't hurt their hand.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2016-10-10 10:22 PM | Reply

Governor [Scott] got slapped down for his overtly partisan "hell no!" response on considering extending registration.

The governor did not have the power to extend registration.

#6 | Posted by et_al at 2016-10-10 10:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I didn't say he did, did I?

#7 | Posted by YAV at 2016-10-10 10:39 PM | Reply

It's fairly implied.

#8 | Posted by et_al at 2016-10-10 10:42 PM | Reply

Gov. Scott's response when asked about extending voter registration: "I'm not going to extend it ... Everybody has had a lot of time to register. On top of that, we have lots of opportunities to vote: early voting, absentee voting, Election Day. So I don't intend to make any changes."

Take your argument up with Scott, Counsellor.

#9 | Posted by YAV at 2016-10-10 10:45 PM | Reply

Honestly, what is the argument against extending voter registration? I really would like to read this but I doubt any of the right wingers will come up with any excuse. How will it make America better if we only allow voters to register within dates that are only intended to suppress the vote. Yeah, I'll say it. Republicans feel they can only win in an election if they suppress the votes of the poor, blacks, the old and st(I tried to post a Tee, but it kept posting as an F) Students. They don't really believe in democracy and I think even "they" understand that even if they won't admit that.
That's really the painful truth. Democracy, if handled fairly, could allow those black, brown and other folks to gain power and the white male minority can't stand the idea of that. They are going to lose power unless they institute a coup and take power militarily and even there they will find the miltary is too diverse to allow that to happen. White male supremacy is done, get, used to it. Don't get me wrong, white males will still be important, we very muck still do need the[r expertise, the judgement, their strength. My son is so helpful, so many times things I'm trying to do would be impossible, for me, without him. I'm a feminist with a codicile. Sometimes, often, I need the strength of men and I appreciate their willingness to help me. That doesn't mean I accept work place discrimination which I believe I'm a victim of though it could be elder abuse, I'm part of two groups who are subject to discrimination.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2016-10-10 10:51 PM | Reply

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Take your argument up with Scott, Counsellor.

Take yours up with FL law. I don't give a damn about Scott's political posturing.

#11 | Posted by et_al at 2016-10-10 11:07 PM | Reply

Honestly, what is the argument against extending voter registration?

In this particular instance apparently there is no law that permits it.

Generally, mostly none except election administration in some states.

#12 | Posted by et_al at 2016-10-10 11:12 PM | Reply

State laws don't mean a thing, it's the future of our nation!

#13 | Posted by Crassus at 2016-10-11 06:20 AM | Reply

Take yours up with FL law. I don't give a damn about Scott's political posturing.

Thanks for chiming in with the obvious.

Governor Skeletor got slapped down for his overtly partisan "hell no!" response is accurate whether he actually had the ability through FL law to do what he thought or not. His "no way" response was crammed right back down his throat - and rightly so given the loss of power, the mess so many in FL are dealing with.

Scott's response was transparent. He's been doing everything he can to ensure his buddy Trump wins Florida. His motivation posturing about not extending was 100% political.

And since this is all about electing politicians, It's all political, Counsellor.

#14 | Posted by YAV at 2016-10-11 07:19 AM | Reply

How many days were available to register before hurricane Matthew?

How long did Matthew last?

This is a solution looking for a problem.

This just shows the establishment knows Hillary is losing and will do anything to help her..

#15 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2016-10-11 10:45 AM | Reply

"This just shows the establishment knows Hillary is losing"

Ah, the Unskewed Polls guy is back!

#16 | Posted by Danforth at 2016-10-11 10:55 AM | Reply | Funny: 5

And since this is all about electing politicians, It's all political, Counsellor.

"It has been suggested that the issue of extending the voter
registration deadline is about politics. Poppycock."
electionlawblog.org

#17 | Posted by et_al at 2016-10-11 11:25 AM | Reply

How long did Matthew last?
#15 | POSTED BY PROLIX247

About 1 day.
How long did they extend registration?
1 day.
Sounds fair to me.
And if these folks were too lazy or uninterested in registering before, what makes you think an extension will motivate them?
However, folks that wanted to register before, but were too busy with hurricane related emergency tasks, will now have time.

#18 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2016-10-11 12:01 PM | Reply

#16 - I've never said anything about polls. Must be thinking of someone else?

#18 - how long have they been preparing?

#19 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2016-10-11 12:25 PM | Reply

You are squirming away from the point, Et Al.
Scott saying "No" was all about politics. That's been the point from the beginning. He had no ability to do anything but put up a front, and instead of being sympathetic to the people of Florida, he said "NO!"
Then the Court said "Yes" and slapped down the "politics" of Scott.
I'm not sure why this is complicated. It's simple.

#20 | Posted by YAV at 2016-10-11 02:00 PM | Reply

"It has been suggested that the issue of extending the voter
registration deadline is about politics. Poppycock."

Why didn't you finish the paragraph?

"This case is about the right of aspiring eligible voters to register and to have
their votes counted. Nothing could be more fundamental to our democracy."

Why didn't you mention the structural features in Florida law that are guaranteed to disenfranchise?

"Therefore, this Order holds that Florida's current statutory framework is unconstitu-
tional."

Deliberately, structurally, disenfranchising people isn't about politics? Are you new to American history?

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-10-11 02:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

By what power did he make that decree? States are in charge of their elections.

#22 | Posted by Sniper at 2016-10-11 02:11 PM | Reply

"What Scott was really worried about is the Latino vote in Florida. Historically, most Florida Latinos were Cuban-Americans and always voted Republican. That is not true any more. A new poll by Bendixen & Amanadi shows Clinton leading Trump in the Sunshine State 58% to 28% ... Trump's breaking the federal embargo on doing business with Cuba was huge news in that community, and probably the last nail in Trump's coffin."

www.electoral-vote.com (Link will be different tomorrow)

#23 | Posted by YAV at 2016-10-11 02:27 PM | Reply

It is kinda funny how the party that normalized relations with Cuba can score points with the right-wing Cuban exile bloc by doing it the "Law and Order" way instead of sneakily trying to deal with the Commies.

I wonder if Obama knew about Trump's deals and... nah, they couldn't have predicted Trump would be the GOP nominee.

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-10-11 02:33 PM | Reply

By what power did he make that decree? States are in charge of their elections.
#22 | Posted by Sniper

"By The Power Of Greyskull!" is the appropriate answer for your reading level.

#25 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-10-11 02:34 PM | Reply | Funny: 5

"#16 - I've never said anything about polls."

Then what dynamic are you using when you claim HRC is "losing"?

Is this Wonderland, and you're Humpty Dumpty, or does "losing" still mean what we've all learned growing up?

#26 | Posted by Danforth at 2016-10-11 03:54 PM | Reply

This is a solution looking for a problem.

This just shows the establishment knows Hillary is losing and will do anything to help her..

#15 | Posted by Prolix247

Haha nothing beats a republican talking about voting saying "a solution looking for a problem."

That is THE DEFINITION of all the new red state voter restrictions.

Additional expense, inconvenience, beaurocracy, and disenfranchisement, all in the name of solving the nonexistent problem of in-person voter fraud.

#27 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2016-10-11 06:27 PM | Reply

Look at all the worry about getting more eligible voters to the polls.

What could possibly be wrong with that?

Only a Republican could or would make issue with this.

Says a lot.

#28 | Posted by donnerboy at 2016-10-11 08:06 PM | Reply

SO explain to me how a judge can override state law.
When the court has ruled in bush gore that the states have the right to control such laws?

This judge needs to be impeached.

#29 | Posted by tmaster at 2016-10-11 11:37 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

They have had 8 years to register why do they need any more days.

Because they are trying to commit voter registration fraud and if its done close to the election the fake names they are going to register can not be verified.

This is how voter fraud works and its why they have a cut off date.

The judge must be in on the voter fraud.

#30 | Posted by tmaster at 2016-10-11 11:39 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

SO explain to me how a judge can override state law.

Take a civics class. www.google.com

They have had 8 years to register why do they need any more days.

Because people procrastinate, like you with learning civics, and historically over 150K people in FL register in the last week.

#31 | Posted by et_al at 2016-10-12 12:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Take a civics class.

You're dating yourself. :)

"One of the things taken out of the curriculum was civics. Civics was a class that used to be required before you could graduate from high school. You were taught what was in the U.S. Constitution. And after all the student rebellions in the Sixties, civics was banished from the student curriculum and was replaced by something called social studies. Here we live in a country that has a fabulous constitution and all these guarantees, a contract between the citizens and the government – nobody knows what's in it…And so, if you don't know what your rights are, how can you stand up for them? And furthermore, if you don't know what's in the document, how can you care if someone is shredding it?" -- Frank Zappa

#32 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-10-12 12:13 AM | Reply

32 - Snoofy "Take a civics class.
You're dating yourself."

I graduated in 1999 and took Civics in High School. It was considered separate from Social Studies at that time...

#33 | Posted by justagirl_idaho at 2016-10-12 11:10 AM | Reply

Danforth- I am an independent who lives in California. The bluest of the blue and I like it that way.

Why do you need a poll to show you what is right in front of your face?

Are you always this easily manipulated?

#34 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2016-10-12 12:40 PM | Reply

They have had 8 years to register why do they need any more days(?)
#30 | POSTED BY TMASTER

Classic modern American Con talk. "If I don't understand the need for it, then it shouldn't exist."

#35 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2016-10-12 01:22 PM | Reply

"By The Power Of Greyskull!" is the appropriate answer for your reading level.

#25 | Posted by snoofy

Just admit it sno, you don't have a clue.

#36 | Posted by Sniper at 2016-10-12 02:25 PM | Reply

#31 | Posted by et_al

What part of the constitution says the feds can control elections in a state?

#37 | Posted by Sniper at 2016-10-12 02:27 PM | Reply

The part you didn't read in #17.

#38 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-10-12 02:40 PM | Reply

What part of the constitution says the feds can control elections in a state?

#37 | Posted by Sniper

Just admit it Snippy, you really don't have clue how this whole Constitution thingy works do you?

#39 | Posted by donnerboy at 2016-10-12 05:43 PM | Reply

What part of the constitution says the feds can control elections in a state?

Article 1, Section 4, Clause 1

Check with tmaster, maybe ya'll can get a 2 or more discount on the civics class.

#40 | Posted by et_al at 2016-10-12 06:10 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Why do you need a poll to show you what is right in front of your face?"

Because the only Trump support I see in front of my face are the usual denizens of a white supremacist rally. And every group I would intuitively believe would be against him would be women (check), minorities (check), immigrants (check), and educated people (check). So no, I don't really need a poll, but all of them underscore my point: your claim HRC is "losing" is a made-up fantasy.

#41 | Posted by Danforth at 2016-10-12 10:00 PM | Reply

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