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Fri Nov 11, 2022, 12:37 PM Nov 2022

This is a question that must be asked. [View all]

We have Desantis, a far right extremist hardliner, as governor of Florida who won his first election by a sliver of a margin. His people have the vote counting apparatus locked up tight in their hands. Florida suddenly transitions from having been carried by Obama twice to going for Trump suddenly by GOP margins not seen there, well, since before the 2000 disaster. On election night, several reporters who do this often, including Kornacki, made comments that the Democratic vote totals in traditionally strong areas seemed low, especially Miami-Dade. Now, after four years of Desantis control, suddenly Republicans win landslides? And they flip Miami-Dade in two election cycles from 65% Democrat to 55% Republican?

Obviously, we don't want to look like Trumpies with election fraud claims in hand but zero evidence to back it up. But surely, there's someone in the state Democratic party who sees this and ask questions where they need to be asked? Anyone else here think there might be something to see in Florida other than Disney and the beach?

24 votes, 3 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Yes, more than likely voter suppression and obvious gerrymandering
16 (67%)
Yes, cheating of some kind, messing with ballots, or false reported totals being confirmed.
7 (29%)
No, Democrats just didn't raise the money and get out their vote.
1 (4%)
No Desantis runs a clean operation that can be completely trusted.
0 (0%)
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Let us just say that it would not surprise me in the least. niyad Nov 2022 #1
Don't like the No options wryter2000 Nov 2022 #2
Same n/t SickOfTheOnePct Nov 2022 #5
He did send out state police to arrest people for voting two years previously Walleye Nov 2022 #3
Both "yes" choices are likely to be true. FoxNewsSucks Nov 2022 #4
Rubio isn't exactly a great candidate either... lees1975 Nov 2022 #12
Secretary of State in Fla is appointed AmBlue Nov 2022 #6
Agree that it ought to be elective, but if a SofS is corrupt, it doesn't matter whether elected or allegorical oracle Nov 2022 #25
You also SickOfTheOnePct Nov 2022 #26
The gerrymander kind of backfired for the GOP in FL Recursion Nov 2022 #7
It is impossible to gerrymander a statewide race. Just A Box Of Rain Nov 2022 #8
"election fraud claims in hand but zero evidence to back it up" brooklynite Nov 2022 #9
Exactly SickOfTheOnePct Nov 2022 #11
In fact wryter2000 Nov 2022 #16
Or perhaps there should be an investigation to see if there is evidence of wrongdoing. Hermit-The-Prog Nov 2022 #32
I would say yes to both of the first two. Not sure what KPN Nov 2022 #10
Ohio Secretary of State has a lot of power over election results... lees1975 Nov 2022 #19
Cheating. Because Republicans accuse Dems of doing the nefarious things Wingus Dingus Nov 2022 #13
We know they did their best to circumvent the felony reinstatement initiative... Wounded Bear Nov 2022 #14
So... sarisataka Nov 2022 #15
Wish I could rec this n/t SickOfTheOnePct Nov 2022 #17
But, evidence from this election itself didn't show a rightward drift of Hispanics this time, except lees1975 Nov 2022 #20
Cuban vote, sarisataka Nov 2022 #24
+1 grantcart Nov 2022 #31
The Villages is part of it. A huge retirement Mecca well Phoenix61 Nov 2022 #18
I don't give a damn what we look like Sunsky Nov 2022 #21
I want to vote for option 4, but can't because you added the "trusted" part at the end Polybius Nov 2022 #22
Yep SickOfTheOnePct Nov 2022 #23
Maybe one of the choices should have been lees1975 Nov 2022 #28
+1 Kaleva Nov 2022 #33
Mostly voter suppression, but probably a bit of fraud here and there, as well. GoCubsGo Nov 2022 #27
We have no real reason or evidence to think there was any sort of fraud. BlueCheeseAgain Nov 2022 #29
Trump gave reason to question this.... lees1975 Nov 2022 #30
DeSantis won fair and square. That's not to say he can be trusted. Kaleva Nov 2022 #34
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