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After DeSantis touts voter fraud arrests, Florida adds voting clause to probation form

Miami Herald via Yahoo News


A week after Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the arrests of 20 people for alleged voter fraud, his administration quietly made a change that some say could help the state go after more people.

Starting in August, Floridians on probation have been required to sign an updated form placing the burden on them to determine if they’re eligible to vote.

Beneath warnings about remaining drug-free and reporting to their probation officer is the new message:

“By signing this letter,” the updated form states, “you agree that you are solely responsible for determining if you are legally able to register to vote and that you must solely determine if you are lawfully qualified to vote.”

The Department of Corrections, which issues the form, said it was updated to ensure that everyone on supervision knew about the status of their voting rights. Some voting advocates said the warning could be helpful, although they highlight Florida’s broken system for determining voter eligibility.
Posted by In It to Win It | Mon Oct 31, 2022, 05:04 PM (1 replies)

After DeSantis touts voter fraud arrests, Florida adds voting clause to probation form

Miami Herald via Yahoo News


A week after Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the arrests of 20 people for alleged voter fraud, his administration quietly made a change that some say could help the state go after more people.

Starting in August, Floridians on probation have been required to sign an updated form placing the burden on them to determine if they’re eligible to vote.

Beneath warnings about remaining drug-free and reporting to their probation officer is the new message:

“By signing this letter,” the updated form states, “you agree that you are solely responsible for determining if you are legally able to register to vote and that you must solely determine if you are lawfully qualified to vote.”

The Department of Corrections, which issues the form, said it was updated to ensure that everyone on supervision knew about the status of their voting rights. Some voting advocates said the warning could be helpful, although they highlight Florida’s broken system for determining voter eligibility.
Posted by In It to Win It | Mon Oct 31, 2022, 05:04 PM (2 replies)

The party's over: End of gas tax holiday brings immediate 25-cent price hike

Sun Sentinel

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That sudden surge in gas prices you may notice at the pump on Tuesday won’t be a result of the Ukraine War, a hurricane threatening the Gulf of Mexico or more OPEC production cuts.

No, gas prices are poised to rise about 25 cents a gallon on Tuesday because a monthlong gas tax holiday approved in May by the Florida Legislature and Gov. Ron DeSantis was set to expire Monday.

If you filled up a 15-gallon gas tank before the tax was reinstated, you could have saved up to $3.75.

Cushioning the blow somewhat is a 13-cent gas price decline in Florida over the past few weeks, so even after the state gas tax is reinstated, prices shouldn’t rebound to a level too much higher than they were before Oct. 1.

With Election Day looming, candidates tried to spin gas prices to their advantage.

During a gubernatorial debate last week in Fort Pierce, Democratic candidate Charlie Crist criticized the tax holiday being held in the run-up to the Nov. 8 election.
Posted by In It to Win It | Mon Oct 31, 2022, 04:55 PM (3 replies)

(Florida) The party's over: End of gas tax holiday brings immediate 25-cent price hike

Sun Sentinel

No paywall

That sudden surge in gas prices you may notice at the pump on Tuesday won’t be a result of the Ukraine War, a hurricane threatening the Gulf of Mexico or more OPEC production cuts.

No, gas prices are poised to rise about 25 cents a gallon on Tuesday because a monthlong gas tax holiday approved in May by the Florida Legislature and Gov. Ron DeSantis was set to expire Monday.

If you filled up a 15-gallon gas tank before the tax was reinstated, you could have saved up to $3.75.

Cushioning the blow somewhat is a 13-cent gas price decline in Florida over the past few weeks, so even after the state gas tax is reinstated, prices shouldn’t rebound to a level too much higher than they were before Oct. 1.

With Election Day looming, candidates tried to spin gas prices to their advantage.

During a gubernatorial debate last week in Fort Pierce, Democratic candidate Charlie Crist criticized the tax holiday being held in the run-up to the Nov. 8 election.
Posted by In It to Win It | Mon Oct 31, 2022, 04:55 PM (5 replies)

Abortion a top election issue for young Florida women

https://news.yahoo.com/abortion-top-election-issue-young-100032470.html


Nationwide election surveys of voters continue to be reported as showing the economy is a top issue for all voters without much analysis on key audiences and the intensity of abortion and equal rights.

This year, Ms. magazine took a deep dive into voter attitudes in key battleground states, including Florida and eight others combined.

A just released Ms. magazine and Feminist Majority Foundation poll by Lake Research Partners takes an in-depth look at battleground states most likely to determine which party holds power in Congress and as governors. True blue Democratic states of California, New York and Massachusetts along with true red Republican states were excluded.

Among women voters of all ages in these battleground states, abortion and women’s rights are tied with inflation and rising prices as their top voting issues.

This means that despite constant reports in the media on inflation and rising prices as the top issues in this election, abortion and women’s rights are actually the most important for young women as they head to the ballot box. The overturning of Roe v. Wade has lit a fire under women voters, and especially young women voters, who have the power to determine close elections. Historically in the last few elections, a larger percentage of undecided voters were women, a trend likely to continue this year. Additionally, the numbers and percentages of young people voting have been steadily rising.

As the races in Florida tighten, every vote matters.

Posted by In It to Win It | Sun Oct 30, 2022, 04:05 PM (4 replies)

Rep. Tim Ryan says he'll 'fight anybody from any party' who pushes 'bullcrap' that Ohio is no longer

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Ohio, once a perennial Midwestern bellwether state, has not voted for a Democratic presidential nominee since Barack Obama was reelected to a second term in 2012.

Sen. Sherrod Brown, who was first elected to the upper chamber in 2006, is the rare Democratic statewide officeholder who has found longterm success in the increasingly Republican-leaning state.

And some Democrats have argued that funding for political candidates is better spent in newer swing states like Arizona, Georgia, and North Carolina, as they see Ohio as having drifted beyond their reach.

It's a mindset that Rep. Tim Ryan, this year's Democratic Senate nominee, has wholeheartedly rejected — pointing to the need for the party to once again engage with the working-class voters who had traditionally been a major part of the party's base.

Ryan has run a highly competitive race against Republican Senate nominee JD Vance, surprising many Democrats who were skeptical that their nominee would be in contention to carry the Buckeye State this year.
Posted by In It to Win It | Sun Oct 30, 2022, 10:00 AM (11 replies)

New poll shows Sharice Davids (D) up 14 points in Kansas rematch against Amanda Adkins

The Kansas City Star via Yahoo News

Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids holds a 14-point lead over Republican challenger Amanda Adkins, according to a new poll from The New York Times and Siena College.

Davids and Adkins’ contest to represent the Kansas 3rd Congressional District is among the most closely watched U.S. House races in the nation this election. Adkins, a former Cerner executive, lost by 10 points when she challenged Davids for the suburban Kansas City district in 2020.

The poll released Thursday evening has Davids leading Adkins by an even larger margin than her 2020 victory. Davids led Adkins 55% to 41% in the survey of 431 likely voters, which was conducted between Oct. 19 and 24.
Posted by In It to Win It | Sat Oct 29, 2022, 02:36 PM (2 replies)

New poll shows Sharice Davids (D) up 14 points in Kansas rematch against Amanda Adkins

The Kansas City Star via Yahoo News

Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids holds a 14-point lead over Republican challenger Amanda Adkins, according to a new poll from The New York Times and Siena College.

Davids and Adkins’ contest to represent the Kansas 3rd Congressional District is among the most closely watched U.S. House races in the nation this election. Adkins, a former Cerner executive, lost by 10 points when she challenged Davids for the suburban Kansas City district in 2020.

The poll released Thursday evening has Davids leading Adkins by an even larger margin than her 2020 victory. Davids led Adkins 55% to 41% in the survey of 431 likely voters, which was conducted between Oct. 19 and 24.
Posted by In It to Win It | Sat Oct 29, 2022, 02:36 PM (5 replies)

Abortion foes seek ouster of 5 Kansas Supreme Court justices

AP News via Yahoo News

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The most influential anti-abortion group in Kansas politics is urging voters in mailers to remove five of the seven justices on a state Supreme Court that declared access to abortion a fundamental right under the state constitution.

The group, Kansans for Life, was a key part of the campaign for a proposed amendment to the state constitution to declare that it doesn’t grant a right to abortion, which would have nullified the court's 2019 decision protecting abortion rights. The amendment would have allowed the Republican-controlled Legislature to greatly restrict or ban abortion, but voters decisively rejected it in August.

The group's mailers list its recommendations to oust five justices but keep a sixth on the Nov. 8 ballot for yes-or-no votes on whether they stay on the Supreme Court for another six years. The group criticized the court long before the 2019 abortion ruling and has even opposed some potential appointees.

“There were a number of factors considered, including activist opinions issued by these justices throughout their careers, political giving history, and other information,” Kristina Smith, director of the Kansans For Life political action committee, said in a statement Friday.

In supporting the proposed amendment, the group said on its website that in its 2019 decision, “an activist state Supreme Court radically changed the Kansas Constitution.”
Posted by In It to Win It | Sat Oct 29, 2022, 10:25 AM (2 replies)

Abortion foes seek ouster of 5 Kansas Supreme Court justices

AP News via Yahoo News

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The most influential anti-abortion group in Kansas politics is urging voters in mailers to remove five of the seven justices on a state Supreme Court that declared access to abortion a fundamental right under the state constitution.

The group, Kansans for Life, was a key part of the campaign for a proposed amendment to the state constitution to declare that it doesn’t grant a right to abortion, which would have nullified the court's 2019 decision protecting abortion rights. The amendment would have allowed the Republican-controlled Legislature to greatly restrict or ban abortion, but voters decisively rejected it in August.

The group's mailers list its recommendations to oust five justices but keep a sixth on the Nov. 8 ballot for yes-or-no votes on whether they stay on the Supreme Court for another six years. The group criticized the court long before the 2019 abortion ruling and has even opposed some potential appointees.

“There were a number of factors considered, including activist opinions issued by these justices throughout their careers, political giving history, and other information,” Kristina Smith, director of the Kansans For Life political action committee, said in a statement Friday.

In supporting the proposed amendment, the group said on its website that in its 2019 decision, “an activist state Supreme Court radically changed the Kansas Constitution.”
Posted by In It to Win It | Sat Oct 29, 2022, 10:25 AM (2 replies)
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