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Miami Reeling From Weekend Voting Nightmare
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Miami Reeling From Weekend Voting Nightmare

Nov 5 2012, 4:54pm CST | by

Some waited more than eight hours

Miami residents are outraged after some spent as much as eight hours in line to cast an early ballot for Tuesday's presidential election. Miami has become of the hotbeds of controversy for early...

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Miami Reeling From Weekend Voting Nightmare

Nov 5 2012, 4:54pm CST | by

Some waited more than eight hours

Miami residents are outraged after some spent as much as eight hours in line to cast an early ballot for Tuesday's presidential election. Miami has become of the hotbeds of controversy for early voting. The numbers show that many of Barack Obama's electoral votes came from his supporters participating in early voting.

In some states, like Ohio, rival John McCain actually garnered more votes on the actual day of the election but because of very strong and organized early voting efforts, Obama ended up being the winner. Because of this, many states and cities with Republican leaders have changed the laws to cut back on early voting opportunities.

One such case is Miami, Florida. Instead of a generous 14-day span in which to cast early ballots, voters now only have eight, and according to the newly enacted laws, people were not supposed to be able to cast early ballots yesterday. Nevertheless, at Miami-Dade election department headquarters allows people to come in and vote. As soon as the mayor found out, he shut it down, which resulted in hundreds of people -- many of whom had already been waiting for hours outside -- being turned away. Some even had their cars towed.

Lawyers who specialize in the very niche field of election law always start salivating at around this time every four years, and the Miami case is one that will no doubt be taken into consideration. Among the other election issues this year is the expansion of voter ID laws, which critics claim is a way to disenfranchise people who don't have the money to get an official state ID.

Via Miami New Times

 
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Richard Perkins, a resident of Amherst for over fifty years passed away on June 5th, 2014 after a long illness at Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler in Orange City, Florida. He was the seventh of ten children born to Fred and Ethel Perkins on February 1st, 1930 in Manchester, NH. Richard was raised on a farm on Turkey Hill Road in Merrimack NH and was educated in the Merrimack Public Scho ...
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Nancy Ann Nesmith Perkins

Aug 22 2014 3:15pm CDT | Source: The Cabinet Press

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Nancy Ann Nesmith Perkins

Aug 22 2014 3:15pm CDT | Source: The Cabinet Press

Nancy Ann Nesmith Perkins, a longtime resident of Amherst, NH dies May 29th at Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler in Orange City, Florida after a brief illness. She was born in Derry NH on July 28th, 1938 to Daniel E. and Editha Bennert Nesmith. The family lived in Manchester NH prior to settling in Merrimack where Nancy and her sister Joyce were educated in the public scho ...
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Richard Perkins

Aug 22 2014 3:15pm CDT | Source: The Cabinet Press

Richard Perkins, a resident of Amherst for over fifty years passed away on June 5th, 2014 after a long illness at Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler in Orange City, Florida. He was the seventh of ten children born to Fred and Ethel Perkins on February 1st, 1930 in Manchester, NH. Richard was raised on a farm on Turkey Hill Road in Merrimack NH and was educated in the Merrimack Public Schools. He h ...
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