Say adios to Florida.
60,000 absentee ballots from (heavily Democratic) Broward County have gone missing. Voters who requested absentee ballots are not permitted to vote at the polls unless they have their absentee ballots in hand, so that the absentee ballots can be destroyed (thereby preventing a double vote.)
So, 60,000 Broward Countians who wished to vote will not be permitted to. Past results indicate that two-thirds of them would have likely voted for Kerry. Let's see, two-thirds of 60,000 is 40,000...the margin Bush "won" Florida by in 2000 was officially 537...what does all of that indicate...
Oh, right, we are fucked in Florida. It's so weird that the POTUS' brother is governor there! And all of these weird things keep happening to Democratic votes! Quelle coincidence!
Broward County officials blamed the U.S. Postal Service
Tuesday for misplacing nearly half of the absentee ballots requested in the county, as frustrated voters trying to find out what happened overwhelmed phone lines at the elections office.
The Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office on Tuesday pointed a finger at the U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday for nearly 60,000 missing absentee ballots, but took the blame for having a phone system that was being overwhelmed by calls from frustrated voters. While the post office denied responsibility for the missing ballots, Broward County commissioners, anxious to void another failed election, offered to send county employees to help with the phones.