Monday, January 14, 2013

Mind Boggling Excuses Strange Conclusions

Some of the mind boggling excuses as to why the election of 2012 was an exercise in misery, add this one from Senator John Thrasher(R) of St, Augustine. "I was just upset that the supreme court was trying to tell us what to do," he said, offering his excuse for why the state legislature made use of a 2000 loophole in the state election laws allowing for each and every one of the state's 11 ballot amendments to contain the entire cryptic legalese ramblings of the "wording by committee of legal Shylocks", legislative initiatives. He was upset in the year 2000 during a debate on the summary stipulations in the law which stated that the amendments had to have "clear and concise" language for the amendment to be voted on using summaries. This, during a time when the ballots amendments to be whittled down to 75 words or less for each. In 2000 the legislature (Thrasher included) voted to remove that limit. But his gerrymandered legislative majority didn't take full advantage of this until 2012. As a stealth tactic they exploited it to the full extent of absurdity, and essentially stuffed the voting booth as a work around to stuffing the ballot boxes. It was a novel, cynical approach to electoral mayhem, which they are now explaining away in classic "it's not me that did it" fashion. And for some unknown reason, the 10 supervisor of election are agreeing that it should be discretionary for the use of 96 hours of early voting whenever they see fit rather than mandate 14 days AND THAT LAST SUNDAY, for "Souls to the Polls". So, depending on which political party your particular supervisor hails from, you will experience a different set of rules for when early voting occurs depending on which of the 67 Florida counties you live in, if the senate adopts that recommendation. The whitewash continues.


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