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Saturday, January 05, 2008

Should I Bother Voting in the Florida Democratic Primary?

As a Floridian, can't we once have an election year when we can show the rest of the world that yes, we DO know how to vote?

I'm disappointed my vote in the Florida Democratic primary won't count. The Democratic National Committee sees the way to punish the Florida Democratic Party for pushing up the primary date from Feb. 5 to Jan. 29 is to strip us of our caucus delegates in selecting the Democratic candidate for the 2008 Presidential Campaign. (While the Florida Republicans are being punished, too, their party is only stripping them of half their caucus delegates.)

There is still hope our votes will count, I think it's caught in some legal limbo but it doesn't look good.

Oh, sure, the Florida Dems are saying it's still important to vote in the primary because the rest of the country (excluding Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and other states who vote prior to Jan. 29) will be looking to Florida to see who we choose and help them make a decision when they vote.

Well, I partly agree with this.

The rest of the country will be looking at Florida and how we vote but won't be looking at who we vote for. The rest of the country, and the world, will be looking to see if we can vote CORRECTLY. In 2000 we had hanging chads and elections onward, we've had issues with touch screens.

When we go and vote this year, let's see if we can do it right. But this being the great State of Florida, I don't think that's going to happen.

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