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We've all seen the horror stories, voters turned away, polling places closing, massive lines and epic waits to cast votes. It's been going on all weekend and has extended through today. As voters are turned away today, many will have to return tomorrow to vote.
Now we all know that democrats overwhelmingly dominate early voting turnout, and that republicans typically do the same for election day turnout. But what happens when democrats are prevented from early voting? Obviously they will have to vote on Tuesday along with all those republicans, and there my friends is the rub. You see, those republicans who will show up in large numbers on election day, will have to contend with large numbers of disenfranchised democrats voting in line with them. They will be the ones going home unable to vote and discouraged. They will be in shock, mouths agape in doltish wonder when they see blocks long voting lines. We are talking a lot of overweight 50 somethings and older. People who just won't have the physical stamina to put up with a six hour wait.
As an overweight 50 something myself, I know firsthand how miserable a long line can be, and I'm not that far over 50 and not that overweight. But I am by enough to know what it will be like for thousands of voters in Florida tomorrow. Rick Scott may have just delivered us the state of Florida wrapped up in a bow, without even realizing it. Oh the irony!