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Posted: 10/18/2004 8:30:46 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 8:49:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2004 8:53:17 AM EST by Cougar8045]

From The Associated Press:

Oct 18, 12:20 PM EDT

Supreme Court: Provisional ballots in wrong precinct don't count

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- People who cast a provisional ballot at the wrong precinct aren't entitled to have their votes counted, the state Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday, rejecting an argument by labor unions that the rule wrongly disenfranchises voters.

The court said that the law clearly states that provisional ballots must be counted only if the person was entitled to vote "at the precinct," and that the constitution gives the Legislature the authority to dictate voting rules.

Under Florida law, if a voter shows up at a polling place but officials there have no record of them being registered, they are given a provisional ballot. That ballot is then held until officials determine if the person was entitled to vote at that precinct and hadn't already voted.

If they should have been allowed to vote, the ballot counts; if not, it's thrown out.

But a group of labor unions sued over the ballot law, saying that it unconstitutionally disenfranchised voters who may not know their polling place. They argued that many people have new polling places because of redistricting, may have moved, or may have been displaced by a hurricane.

The court disagreed, saying that requiring provisional voters vote at the correct precinct is no more unreasonable than requiring that everyone else vote at the right polling place.

© 2004 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.




A: Screw what the labor unions think. About this or anything else. They need to go represent their members like they're supposed to and get the hell out of politics.

B: Anyone who doesn't know where to vote can consider their vote not counting as their failing grade on the common sense part of the voting eligibility test.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 9:35:49 AM EST
"But a group of labor unions sued over the ballot law, saying that it unconstitutionally disenfranchised voters who may not know their polling place"



I wonder if they are talking about the same voters who couldn't figure out how to punch a ballot last time.

If someone is that stupid, then they 'disenfranchised' themselves.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 9:47:33 AM EST
It's always the stupid people who raise ridiculous issues like this. And who are these stupid people.....?

Why, the Democrats of course. They're the only ones who had trouble handling the voting systems in Florida in the 2000 election, and they'll be the only ones too stupid to vote this time around too.

Self indulgent stupidity shouldn't be rewarded, it should be punished.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 9:53:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By KBL:
It's always the stupid people who raise ridiculous issues like this. And who are these stupid people.....?

Why, the Democrats of course. They're the only ones who had trouble handling the voting systems in Florida in the 2000 election, and they'll be the only ones too stupid to vote this time around too.

Self indulgent stupidity shouldn't be rewarded, it should be punished.



If you do not have the basic intelegence neccicarily to vote properly, in the right place, at the right time...

YOU ARE NOT SMART ENOUGH TO BE CHOOSING THE LEADERS OF THIS COUNTRY!
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