Thanks to early voting policies here in Florida, I was able to cast my vote for POTUS and other miscellaneous positions and amendments this past Sunday. I’m incredibly glad I got it done – I really didn’t want to deal with the massive lines that will be at the polls on Nov. 2nd. There’s a number of state constitutional amendments on the ballot this time around and I didn’t have a chance to read them over before I voted. I really should have. In fact, as I stood there reading them, I wondered how many people really don’t get the wording in some of these things.
Take this one, for instance. Repeal of High Speed Rail Amendment, Article X, Section 19:
This amendment repeals an amendment in the Florida Constitution that requires the Legislature, the Cabinet and the Governor to proceed with the development and operation of a high speed ground transportation system by the state and/or by a private entity.
If you read this one over real quick, and want the State to continue with development of the high speed rail, you’d vote YES, right? Wrong. It’s an amendment to REPEAL an amendment. Oy vey!