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    doesn't add a vote for the Republican, but it can prevent the Democrat from winning. And yes, this is exactly how we got stuck with Rick Scott. It was a VERY close race, he won by less then 2%. If more democrats had come out and voted, likely Alex Sink would have won, and then we'd have the already agreed on rail going forward, funds for the Disabled and Independent living and Vets likely wouldn't have been cut, we wouldn't be dealing with the stupid "drug test welfare recipients" law, and we wouldn't be arguing against ACA in court.
    Can I say for certain that those who stayed home would have all voted for Sink? No, but given that Dems had a very low turn out, I think it very likely that we wouldn't now have a felon in the Governor's mansion in Tallahassee.

    So while the statement of "not voting is a vote for an opponent" is not literally true, it is in essence figuratively true as it's one less vote for the person or party you support.

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Thu Jan 19, 2012 at 05:59:31 PM PST

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