June 13th, 2012
02:31 PM ET
2 years ago

Florida's voting standoff deja vu?

Washington (CNN) - Government and politics teacher Dawn Quarles' voice goes tight with frustration when she thinks back to how trying to register her students to vote thrust her into the center of Florida's high profile and deeply partisan voting rights controversy.

"I never felt like the voting process was on my side... That's not the way it's supposed to be," said Quarles, a registered Republican who was slapped with a $1,000 fine when she ran afoul of a state law requiring a 48-hour deadline for third parties to turn in voter registration forms.

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  1. New Age Independent

    It sounds like Florida is following the law here. The question must be asked "Why does the Obama administration withholding the citizenship database which contains this information?" The only reasonable conclusion, is that the Obama administration does in fact want illegal voters to vote in Florida. This is a disgrace.

    June 13, 2012 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  2. Silence DoGood

    from the full story: "The matter of who won the 2000 presidential election was ultimately decided by the Supreme Court."

    So conservatives that liked the way that went back then will choke on their own words if they ever utter the phrase "States' Rights" again.

    June 13, 2012 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  3. a prowd gradiate of the fyne libral runned yunyun stuffed skull sistim

    It is also a deeply partisan state where "the Republicans have made a concerted effort to try and limit turnout by Democratic-leaning voters," said CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin
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    So a "CNN legal analyst" makes statement like this and then provides NOT ONE SHRED OF EVIDENCE!! Are you serious CNN?! What kind of liberal trash journalism are you spewing as news?

    BTW, the fact that 99% of the illegal aliens in this country are minorities might have something to do with the fact that many of the illegal voters are minorities as well. So are we supposed to ignore the disenfranchisement of legal voters just because it being done by illegal immigrants that are par tof a minoritiy? Does being a minority grant them immunity to our laws?

    June 13, 2012 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  4. a prowd gradiate of the fyne libral runned yunyun stuffed skull sistim

    Obama administration:

    1. Refuses to enforce and protect our borders, enabling an illegal alien invasion of our country
    2. Refuses to deport detained illegal aliens unless they "break the law" (they are here, that breaks a law!)
    3. Sues states that enforce our immigration laws.
    4. Ignores "sanctuary cities" that ignore law enforcement and welcome illegal aliens and provide them free zones.
    5. Sues state that remove illegal aliens from the voting roles.

    It sure does look like the Obama administration is more interested in disregarding the laws of this country than enforcing them. It sure does look like legal US citiziens take a back seat to illegal aliens to the point of having your vote negated.

    End the madness this November. Romney 2012

    June 13, 2012 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  5. Gurgyl

    Turn all cameras on while election. Bush cheating may occur.

    June 13, 2012 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  6. Wake up people

    Of course it's deja vu, and the outcome will be the same. There is no way these Super Pacs are throwing these large sums of money around to walk away empty handed. They will cheat and the dems better watch their backs and not trust them as far as you can throw them. There is no justification for purging legal voters from the rolls for 100(if there even were) illegals. I still wonder what illegal is going to risk deportation just to vote. And why wasn't this done months ago? Why now?

    OBAMA 2012!

    June 13, 2012 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  7. Donkey Party

    New Age Nitwit – Obama wants illegal voters to vote? Did you even read your own ignorant comment? So, based on your genius conclusion, illegals are going to vote, and expose themselves to deportation in the process? Well, that's a brilliant plan then to ferret out the illegals. You right-wingers should be jumping for joy.

    June 13, 2012 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  8. vic , nashville ,tn

    Real issue Americans are facing now Home value is down but property tax and Home owners insurance are going up
    Media and politicians are focusing on issues like this to improve their ratings it’s not working
    CNN please focus on real issues

    June 13, 2012 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  9. julie

    can't they get anything right in Florida...............they can't count, let murderer's go free..no AM trak trains go to that state
    screw up elections and a sick looking criminal as governor..... damn!!

    June 13, 2012 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  10. Ray E. (Georgia)

    You can go to the voter registration office and register yourself you don't need anyone else to do it !!

    Deja Vu all over again??? After all the votes were counted in the 2000 Presidential Election in Florida and were Certified by the election officals Bush got the most votes! After the automatic re-count Bush had the most votes1 End of story

    June 13, 2012 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  11. Malory Archer

    I hope Ms. Quarles remembers this in November and votes accordingly.

    June 13, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  12. Malory Archer

    New Age Independent

    It sounds like Florida is following the law here. The question must be asked "Why does the Obama administration withholding the citizenship database which contains this information?"

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    They aren't withholding anything. Just more BS and lies from the Florida thief in chief.

    June 13, 2012 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  13. Malory Archer

    Ray E. (Georgia)

    You can go to the voter registration office and register yourself you don't need anyone else to do it !!

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    Ray, I know reading comprehension is really difficult for rethugs, especially those from Georgia, so I'll type slowly: Ms. Quarles is a government ed teacher. She was teaching her students – ALL FIRST TIME VOTERS about the registration process. What is it with your ilk – always trying to supress the rights of young people and anyone with a little skin pigment?

    June 13, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  14. Rudy NYC

    Ray E. (Georgia) wrote:

    You can go to the voter registration office and register yourself you don't need anyone else to do it !!
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    But, if you tell anyone that that is all they need to do then you are breaking the law. That's all the teacher was doing.

    June 13, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  15. Nuihc

    @Malory Archer

    Ray E. (Georgia)

    You can go to the voter registration office and register yourself you don't need anyone else to do it !!

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    Ray, I know reading comprehension is really difficult for rethugs, especially those from Georgia, so I'll type slowly: Ms. Quarles is a government ed teacher. She was teaching her students – ALL FIRST TIME VOTERS about the registration process. What is it with your ilk – always trying to supress the rights of young people and anyone with a little skin pigment?
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    There you go sounding like an "angry black woman," again.

    June 13, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  16. SafeJourney

    The list given to the election supervisors is FLAWED. Even the elections supervisors have stopped sending out letters to the people on the list. Rick Scott is a liar and a cheat. Vote this liar out of office asap.

    June 13, 2012 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |