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2008 January 29 — Why Now?
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I Give Up

This is certainly nice outreach: US Democrats Overseas Set to Vote in High-Tech Global Election.

So if I were a Democrat living in Milton, Ontario, Canada or Milton, Queensland, Australia, I would be represented at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. If I lived in Milton, Iowa or Milton, New Hampshire I would have been sick of seeing candidates and would be among the first people counted. It’s just Democrats who live in Milton, Florida that can’t be counted.

If I sound bitter, it’s because I am. I vote in every election that is held and I am constantly being disenfranchised by one group or another since I came back to Florida.

I don’t like moving, but it is becoming rather obvious that as long as I stay in this state I’m not going to have my vote counted by anyone.

January 29, 2008   11 Comments

Typical Florida Election – SNAFU

Rook notes that Democratic voters had problems in Central Florida and Kevin Hayden has more reporting on that.

The I-4 Jammer notes that Polk County ran out of ballots in some precincts.

I noted that the state started posting results before the polls closed.

When, exactly, is this state going to figure out how to run an election?

January 29, 2008   7 Comments

Don’t Know Why

The site has been acting up and not always loading immediately.  There doesn’t seem to be anything specific wrong, but sometimes you can’t reach it.  I hate intermittent problems.

January 29, 2008   2 Comments

They Keep Doing It

Election results are not supposed to be posted until the polls close, but once again Tallahassee has forgotten that the Panhandle is in the Central Time Zone and has been putting up results since the polls closed in the Eastern Time Zone.  The polls will actually close in a couple of minutes.

January 29, 2008   2 Comments

Florida Primary

Update: I finally located the Official Returns link, that isn’t on the Division of Elections page because people might look at it if they could find it. 😈

The Florida primary is today and everyone needs to go to the polls and vote, even if the Democratic National Committee doesn’t recognize the votes. because the Republicans have a nasty tax cut on the ballot that needs to be defeated. The only people who will be helped by Amendment 1 are the same old group that has been helped by several earlier measures. New homeowners get nothing from it, and the state legislature is setting up the school districts for another funding cut, forcing the districts to either reduce services in our already marginal system, or raise school property taxes. It’s the Reagan tax fake – the guys at the top cut taxes forcing the guys below them to raise taxes to make up the lost revenue.

The Florida tax code needs to be rewritten, not patched, but the legislature doesn’t want to do the work.

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January 29, 2008   7 Comments