Tuesday, October 14, 2008

More reasons to pass on this election.

Votes in Florida are diluted by the presence of ineligible voters. From the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, via the Orlando Sentinel:

More than 30,000 Florida felons who by law should have been stripped of their right to vote remain registered to cast ballots in this presidential battleground state, a Sun Sentinel investigation has found.

Many are faithful voters, with at least 4,900 turning out in past elections.

An additional 5,600 are not likely to vote Nov. 4 -- they're in prison.
Of course, efforts to purge the rolls before the 2000 election led to howls of rage from Democrats. I wonder why?
Of the felons who registered with a party, Democrats outnumber Republicans more than 2-to-1.
Oh.

I am amused that a local paper could figure this out but the state government claims to be too short-handed to fix the problem. Pray tell, where did all those tax revenues go when property and tourist taxes drove up state and local government revenues from 2002-2007?

And I'm still waiting for someone to look into how many snowbirds vote here and in their home states. If we're not careful someone will accuse us of being some sort of Mickey Mouse state.

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