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If you have a vote by mail ballot at home, fill it out corrrctly and mail it!!! (Original Post) OrlandoDem2 Oct 2018 OP
I wonder if the hurricane janterry Oct 2018 #1
You would think it would have to. LakeSuperiorView Oct 2018 #2
I'd think it would have an impact. Leon and Gadsden counties are dark blue in a sea of red up there OrlandoDem2 Oct 2018 #6
I lived in Leon for about 16 years janterry Oct 2018 #8
I worry about mail in ballots, they seem to be counted last if at all katmondoo Oct 2018 #3
I don't trust VBM Sunsky Oct 2018 #4
Completely agree but if anyone has one, they need to fill it out correctly and drop it off. OrlandoDem2 Oct 2018 #5
True Sunsky Oct 2018 #7
I prefer to vote early in person in repuke leaning regions of the city. NightWatcher Oct 2018 #9
 

LakeSuperiorView

(1,533 posts)
2. You would think it would have to.
Wed Oct 17, 2018, 07:47 AM
Oct 2018

Should be interesting to see what the GOP does. I imagine they will be busting balls to enable voting in the panhandle, while trying to discourage it elsewhere.

OrlandoDem2

(2,122 posts)
6. I'd think it would have an impact. Leon and Gadsden counties are dark blue in a sea of red up there
Wed Oct 17, 2018, 10:15 AM
Oct 2018

Those 2 should be fine since they are inland from where Michael made landfall, but Gadsden is a poor, rural African American populated county and Rick Scott and Ron Desantis would do nothing to help it.

However, hoping the other side doesn’t vote is not a strategy. We need to get out the vote like never before.

 

janterry

(4,429 posts)
8. I lived in Leon for about 16 years
Wed Oct 17, 2018, 10:41 AM
Oct 2018

and worked in Gadsden at the women's prison .

I hear you on a depressed vote.....but tbh (at this point), if it happens - and it's in our favor......well, any port in a storm.

Those races are so close (nelson and gillum), and the latest polls - scary

katmondoo

(6,483 posts)
3. I worry about mail in ballots, they seem to be counted last if at all
Wed Oct 17, 2018, 09:10 AM
Oct 2018

The people who suffered through Hurricane Michael have no choice if they have lost their homes or are not able to return home yet.

Sunsky

(1,786 posts)
4. I don't trust VBM
Wed Oct 17, 2018, 09:35 AM
Oct 2018

Many Democrats I speak to, do no trust this method. I have 2 questions- How would I know: 1) If my mail was received? 2) If my vote has been challenged for any reason? It seems as if here is where the crooks could easily mess with our votes.
Florida has many days of early voting, I think there is where we should focus our energy. Just my opinion.

Sunsky

(1,786 posts)
7. True
Wed Oct 17, 2018, 10:31 AM
Oct 2018

Are there any guidelines to help those who VBM?
I'm just very nervous about this. In 2016 the VBM request were essentially tied but the results showed thousands more Democrats decided not to return their ballots especially in Broward county (41,000) where I live. Hmmm.

NightWatcher

(39,343 posts)
9. I prefer to vote early in person in repuke leaning regions of the city.
Wed Oct 17, 2018, 11:41 AM
Oct 2018

They see a white guy roll in and are less likely to screw with my vote.

I'll hit a library in the first few days of early voting.

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