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2004 US Presidential Election
October 17, 2004
Kerry | Kerry - Illegal ballot collection in Florida?

Early news from Drudge:

As early voting begins Monday in the sunburn State of Florida controversy has already developed around a Democratic National Committee/Kerry-Edwards election manual.

The election manual titled — “FLORIDA VICTORY 2004” -obtained by the DRUDGE REPORT, advocates an apparent unlawful “BALLOT PICKUP” drive by campaign volunteers.

The DNC Kerry/Edwards manual states:

“In Florida, it is legal to handle ballots. This means it is possible for the campaign to canvass base neighborhoods, pick up completed ballots and deliver them to Early Vote locations. We will incorporate these deliveries into our Early Vote canvassing program.”

But Florida State election law is in sharp contrast and conflicts with the Dem plan.

“A designee may pick up an absentee ballot for a voter on election day or 4 days before election day. A designee may only pick up two absentee ballots per election, other than his or her own ballot or ballots for members of his or her immediate family. Designees must have written authorization from the voter, present a picture I.D. and sign an affidavit. Candidates may pick up absentee ballots only for members of their immediate family.”

Posted by Laurence Simon at October 17, 2004 08:01 PM | TrackBack

My guess is that individuals from the “Democratic” party will collect more than the allotted 2 per person, submit them, and the ballots will be rejected per law. Then the Democrats will cry “disenfranchisment!” and file suit claiming that “every vote must count” even if they are submitted illegally and blame it all on the 2 Bush’s and their evil underlings.

Taking any bets?

Posted by: Max Darkside [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 18, 2004 02:08 AM

You’ve really got to wonder what is up with the Dems and this scorched Earth approach to the election. Suppose Kerry wins and there’s all this B.S. surrounding him; he will have little ability to govern as he will be preoccupied battling the scandal and what he won won’t be worth having. Some of these things are so blatant and brazen that it makes me wonder whether their goal is to control our political system or destroy it.

Posted by: TL [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 18, 2004 10:29 AM

No, I’m betting they’ll gather as many ballots as they can and conveniently “lose” or fail to turn in any republican votes.

Posted by: RooRain [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 18, 2004 11:58 AM

TL scandals are only scandals if there is adverse publicity. Given the clear leanings of the MSM, nothing will be said about voter fraud that tends to support Kerry.

So he has nothing to lose. If he wins the election outright, not a peep will be heard on ABC CBS etc. If he loses, well he’s got the weight of the outraged reporters to prop up his legal challenge.

sickening, just nauseating.

Posted by: skip [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 18, 2004 04:14 PM

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