Florida: I was running some numbers on the Senate election.

It is still my belief that Rick Scott chose to ignore Gun Owners when he signed SB7026 and paid the price in the elections by having to go to manual recount and to only win by 10,033 votes.

There were 8,318,824 people casting ballots in the state of Florida but only 8,188,977 cast a vote for senator. That’s 129,847 people who selected neither and refused to vote for the office. How many of those non-votes were from gun owners pissed off at him and refused to congratulate bad behavior? For argument’s sake let’s say half of them and round it up to 65,000 people.  That added to Scott’s result would have put the difference between candidates to 0.70%, above the Automatic Recount mandate and the Margin of Cheating.

Of course, I am just speculating. We will never know for sure how many Florida Gun Owners did not vote for Scott and for what reasons, but it would behoove state politicians to consider that courting the gun vote with good deeds is the best way to remain in power.  Bloomberg’s money seems to be cursed and the recipients end up with a fast political death.

 

 

5 Replies to “Florida: I was running some numbers on the Senate election.”

  1. “There were 8,318,824 people casting ballots in the state of Florida but only 8,188,977 cast a vote for governor.”

    Did you mean casting a vote for Senator? Skelator wasn’t running for governor.

  2. IMHO it would behoove gun owners to consider the overall consequences of failing to vote for the non-Lefty candidate for office. Would gun owners upset at Scott for his action on that bill be better off with Nelson back in the Senate?

    1. I want ALL Republicans to know that there are consequences for stabbing gun owners in the back. This was a great race to do that in, because Nelson keeping that seat would not have affected the R majority, while still letting them know not to screw us.

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