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Sun Sep 23, 2012, 02:37 PM

Voter registration FRAUD at a Safeway in Colorado...WOW!

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Reply Voter registration FRAUD at a Safeway in Colorado...WOW! (Original post)
AzSweet Sep 2012 OP
annabanana Sep 2012 #1
AzSweet Sep 2012 #2
annabanana Sep 2012 #3
DURHAM D Sep 2012 #4
lonestarnot Sep 2012 #5
revolution breeze Sep 2012 #6
annabanana Sep 2012 #7
revolution breeze Sep 2012 #13
randr Sep 2012 #8
RandiFan1290 Sep 2012 #9
annabanana Sep 2012 #10
NancyDL Sep 2012 #53
Coyotl Sep 2012 #57
philly_bob Sep 2012 #11
mnhtnbb Sep 2012 #12
Cass Sep 2012 #14
Control-Z Sep 2012 #16
Rose Siding Sep 2012 #15
Warpy Sep 2012 #43
onecent Sep 2012 #17
mecherosegarden Sep 2012 #18
WinstonSmith4740 Sep 2012 #19
madamesilverspurs Sep 2012 #37
WinstonSmith4740 Sep 2012 #49
blaze Sep 2012 #20
Panasonic Sep 2012 #31
nc4bo Sep 2012 #21
Frustratedlady Sep 2012 #22
Aeroette Sep 2012 #23
DonRedwood Sep 2012 #24
beac Sep 2012 #25
Kali Sep 2012 #29
Indpndnt Sep 2012 #35
cr8tvlde Sep 2012 #26
reflection Sep 2012 #27
otohara Sep 2012 #28
Panasonic Sep 2012 #34
otohara Sep 2012 #50
ruffburr Sep 2012 #30
aquart Sep 2012 #32
cr8tvlde Sep 2012 #38
Samjm Sep 2012 #33
mfcorey1 Sep 2012 #40
onecent Sep 2012 #36
locks Sep 2012 #39
rtracey Sep 2012 #41
progree Sep 2012 #42
RandiFan1290 Sep 2012 #55
WinkyDink Sep 2012 #44
Jane Eyre Sep 2012 #45
kayakjohnny Sep 2012 #46
HiPointDem Sep 2012 #52
annabanana Sep 2012 #47
davidpdx Sep 2012 #48
upi402 Sep 2012 #51
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Coyotl Sep 2012 #56
wildeyed Sep 2012 #58

Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 02:41 PM

1. Holy Shit!!. es MUY illegal kiddo!. . attention must be paid.

Get this to the networks, pronto!

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 02:50 PM

2. I know..right? Talk about election fraud! n/t

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 02:50 PM

3. Ummm... I will kick this until it cries. Isn't Colorado a contested state?. . .n/t

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 02:51 PM

4. Being paid by the county clerk to register only Romney supporters??? Really...

Honey bunch doesn't know who (or lied about who) is paying her.

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 02:51 PM

5. Ackety.

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 02:52 PM

6. We had voter registration at a local grocery yesterday too!

It is an independently owned grocery. I was there for two hours. It did surprise me how many people of all ages and all colors had never been registered to vote.

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Response to revolution breeze (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 02:54 PM

7. Oh I'm all FOR registration, generally.

But if this kid is being paid by a County Clerk and being instructed to only register Republicans, well..that's a very big no-no.

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Response to annabanana (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 03:16 PM

13. Sorry

I posted before I saw the video. I would have called the Sheriff to take a report and then submitted the report to the Secretary of State as well as the local Obama/Biden headquarters on Monday morning. I hope someone does that with this video!!!!

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 02:55 PM

8. I'll have to watch the news tonight

This should go viral.

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 02:56 PM

9. Here it is

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #9)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 03:02 PM

10. thanks. . . n/t

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 02:08 AM

53. Wow!

Thank you!

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 10:01 AM

57. The infamous, viral Honey Bunch video

even though we still have almost no real information of the truth of the situation. But expect a lot of people to be sympathetic to a young woman working her first job ever.

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 03:09 PM

11. Link only works for me if you choose Desktop.

That said, this is outrageous.

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 03:14 PM

12. Wow! Hope the person drove straight to local TV station and asked to see News Director.

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 03:20 PM

14. Unflipping-believable!

The kid was kind of hesitant when asked who was paying her.

Maybe it was a scam to get people's identities? Whatever it is, it needs to be investigated.

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Response to Cass (Reply #14)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 04:01 PM

16. It sounds to me

like they are using the "polling" question (to see who one would vote for) as a way around asking straight out if someone is republican or a democrat. If the answer is Obama she probably says thank you very much and moves on to the next person. If the answer is romney she then begins registration.

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 03:36 PM

15. That girl doesn't even GET the implications of what she was asked to do

I gotta head over to some Obama campaign threads to get myself outta THIS funk

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Response to Rose Siding (Reply #15)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 07:15 PM

43. They obviously picked a bunch of young kids

because young kids don't know the kind of trouble they're in.

Either she was barely smart enough to fib (which is what it looked like to me, this smells strongly of church youth group) or the county clerk is going to be in big trouble.

This is worth watching to see how this continues to develop.

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 04:06 PM

17. KICK KICK KICK n/t

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 04:19 PM

18. Kick N/T

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 04:28 PM

19. Wow!!!

Obviously, this poor kid doesn't know what's going on. I'm sure she's just trying to pick up extra cash, and is repeating what she was told to say if anyone asked her who she was working for.

When I did that for the Democrats, they told us we HAD to register anyone who wanted to be registered, but we didn't have to make it "easy" for Republicans. Basically, we were told not to ask about party affiliation, BUT if the person mentioned it, and a dem wanted to register, do it on site, hold onto the form and turn it in at the end of the day. If they were Bush voters, just hand them the form, show them how to fill it out, and tell them mail it in. Admittedly, a little marginal, but we were flat out told it was illegal to refuse to register Republicans. Also, if they insisted on doing it right there, then just let them and turn those forms in with the rest.

They're just pathetic.

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Reply #19)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 05:40 PM

37. Hold on, there!

I'm a Democrat in Colorado. When we do voter registration we most certainly DO NOT do it that way.

For one thing, it's ILLEGAL, not to mention unethical.

We bend over backward to treat every applicant with equal consideration, regardless of their party choice.

And the forms are numbered, we have to account for them. They are NEVER just handed to the applicant to mail, we are required to turn them in through a specific process.

It is NEVER a matter of if they insisted on doing it right there. If they want to use the forms we have with us - forms that do not belong to us but to the state - they MUST complete them while in our presence, we then give them their copy and turn the original over to the state.

If they want to register privately, we give them the web address where they can do that.

If we deviate from these processes, there are very significant fines and penalties.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #37)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 12:57 AM

49. Don't doubt you at all.

I'm going back to 1988 with this...it was the Dukakis vs. Poppy in California. Like I said, we weren't told NOT to register anyone, or to even ask how they wanted to register. You could register by mail in Cali, so we just gave them the forms and told them to send it in. There were no separate carbon copies for us to hold on to, no numbers on the forms, no copies to give them...just a stub at the bottom. The process was the same whether they picked up a form at their local Post Office, or from us in front of a supermarket.

My point was that this young lady was obviously told to only register Republicans, or those supporting Romney in this election. The only question we were told to ask is "Are you registered to vote?"

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 04:30 PM

20. Woah!

I wonder if there's anyway to find out which Safeway it was?

The woman taping the exchanged certainly seemed appropriately outraged so, hopefully, she will take some action with her recording.

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Response to blaze (Reply #20)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 05:29 PM

31. El Paso County

 

Colorado Springs, Fundieland.

If it's *that* bad to try to register Republicans for Rmoney, then it does not bode well for Rmoney's chances here.

Not since the Waldo Canyon Fire.

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 04:32 PM

21. Oh somebody/bodies are going to be in a whole lot of trouble.

I really hope they can hunt down the ones behind this..........I'm extremely curious.

I keep thinking, the less attention that is drawn to Republican's tactics, the more emboldened they will become.

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 04:45 PM

22. There was another post about the Koch bros. putting money into getting out the vote

and hitting it hard in swing states, so maybe that's who paid her. If it was the County Clerk's office, someone could be in big trouble.

I don't have the link, but it was posted today or late last night.

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 05:03 PM

23. kick

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 05:08 PM

24. k AND r until this gets picked up by the networks

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 05:20 PM

25. Maybe you should change your headline to include the word "fraud" to get more eyeballs...

I didn't click on this the first several times I saw it on this b/c I assumed it was just a nice pic of a voter registration drive.

Might get more attention if people realized up front that this is NOT a good "WOW!"

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Response to beac (Reply #25)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 05:27 PM

29. kick and agree with this ^^^^

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Response to beac (Reply #25)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 05:32 PM

35. Exactly. I thought this was a feel-good story, not about fraud.

I almost didn't click, either. The OP will get more eyes on this by changing the thread title.

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 05:22 PM

26. "I believe the County Clerk is paying me."?????

Thank you, Safeway shopper, for your bit of community service.

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 05:24 PM

27. Outrageous! n/t

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 05:24 PM

28. I Sent to ColoradoPols and KCNC

will spread it around more....

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Response to otohara (Reply #28)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 05:30 PM

34. Send it to KUSA too

 

they love to expose people for that kind of shit too.

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 05:28 PM

30. Get ready for a bunch more of this!!!

This is how they plan to win through voter manipulation across the board, BEWARE, THEY WILL STOP AT NOTHING!! VOTE !!

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 05:29 PM

32. Is this something that needs to be shared with federal attorneys?

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Response to aquart (Reply #32)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 05:47 PM

38. Just for those who really paid her. She's clearly young and clueless but...

I think she got some free education from somebody's mother about our free society that she likely won't forget.

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 05:29 PM

33. Sending it to the local news

I live in CO. I'm sending this to the local news tip lines right now.

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Response to Samjm (Reply #33)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 06:01 PM

40. Done

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 05:35 PM

36. Could someone send this to Rachel Maddow? I am not a speedy computer

user....technology is losing this senior citizen.

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 05:59 PM

39. from Colorado

Need to get more info. This kid is probably not being paid by the County Clerk's office, only turning in completed registration forms and has been sent to the site by Repubs. What we do as Dems is get past voting information on each person if we are going to the homes and help them to register or to change their registration. I do not know that you have to register them at a public site, you may give them information and have them register online. If they have voted Dem before we ask them how they intend to vote and answer questions; they will be contacted later by another Dem. But we try hard not to get into any kind of argument and refer them to the Colorado voter site and the Blue Book for more help. And having worked for the League of Women Voters for many years I try to remember that what we really want is for all Americans (especially those who have not voted before) to learn as much as possible about the candidates and issues and then vote.

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 06:45 PM

41. I have a problem

Why was this lady videotaping this. Sounds a little like the ACORN tapes too me. It may be real, but I am not sure. I would need to hear from the woman recording the video, before I can suggest this tape.I originally posted to facebook, but it down right after....

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Response to rtracey (Reply #41)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 07:14 PM

42. Sounds like blatant out and out illegality to me what Honey Bunch did. I have ZERO problem

I would say the same thing if it was a Dem. trying to register only Democrats in the same way.

As for Breitbart and ACORN, that was a set-up and then the pieces of it were taken out of context to make it into something it was not. (On the other hand, if ACORN had really been trying to help sexually traffic Salvadoran teens, I would be cheering Breitbart at the top of my lungs).

Back to the Honey Bunch case. I'm guessing the woman who recorded this heard from someone else what was happening and came up prepared with the "tape rolling". I would have done the EXACT SAME THING ABSOLUTELY WITH NO QUALMS WHATSOEVER IN THE LEAST.

{ v/ } Upload to Facebook.

On Edit - I'm starting to wonder if its illegal or not (scary that this would be legal - well, if the county clerk was behind this, obviously it would be illegal, but I don't think that's likely to be the case) - See Jane Eyre's posting (#45). Would someone knowledgable really post a job on Craigslist to "identify conservative and Republican voters and ask them to register"?

Now I'm feeling kind of foolish about all my histrionics, maybe its just politics as usual and I'm just getting old and my old-fashioned values are getting old too. Sigh. (I can't find an emoticon that expresses my apologies for being so damn dumb and naive -- well this comes close ). I'm also starting to feel like Honey Bunch probably really is clueless so I do feel bad that she's the one being publicized and smeared rather than the greedbangers behind all this.

See also sister thread on the same tape for more comments -- http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021403098

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Response to rtracey (Reply #41)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 07:17 AM

55. We are pushing for an investigation into this

I hope that doesn't upset you too much.

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 07:19 PM

44. Wow! E-mailing to others as we speak!

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 07:20 PM

45. Craigslist job posting - "identify conservative and Republican voters and ask them to register"

http://charlotte.craigslist.org/gov/3241565025.html

Voter Registration Coordinator (Charlotte)

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Date: 2012-08-31, 12:52PM EDT
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Support the GOP and get paid!

Are you interested in a job that will make a difference in the upcoming election? Do you have the drive to change American politics? Penmac Staffing Services has immediate openings for temporary workers as Voter Registration Coordinators for the upcoming election. Salary is $12 per hour with a flexible schedule; either part time or full time with Saturday hours required.

Responsibilities:
• Canvass a public area or event, which will be assigned to you, and identify conservative and Republican voters and ask them to register to vote.
• Great communication skills.
• Outgoing personality.
• Enthusiastic to be a part of one of the top campaigns in the nation and the biggest campaign in North Carolina.
Requirements:
• Must be 18 years of age,
• Must be willing to submit to a criminal background check
• Have your own transportation
• Have a cell phone.

Penmac is a Missouri corporation and proud to be employee-owned. We never charge job seekers a fee. Penmac is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

• Location: Charlotte
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PostingID: 3241565025

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 08:35 PM

46. I've read the whole thread here and I'm wondering just one thing that hasn't been brought up yet...

What if she just got it wrong and wasn't working for the county clerk and just got her wires crossed?

The tape looks awfully damning, unless she got a key piece of the info wrong.

Of course, it would be the MOST important piece of info.

If she just happened to be that much out of touch, then maybe there is a whole other side to the story.

It sure looks bad though.

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Response to kayakjohnny (Reply #46)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 01:45 AM

52. hard for me to believe she's working for the county clerk's office. if so, incredibly corrupt, not

 

to mention stupid, for the county clerk's office.

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 10:05 PM

47. re-kick!

Will do so through Mon for cube rats.

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 10:26 PM

48. I posted something the other day that I was told by a friend in Colorado

And most people though maybe he was lying. I'm starting to think maybe he wasn't, that it was the Republicans that are playing politics with voter registration.

Here it is verbatim:

"Interesting think happened to me today, I went to <name of grocery store redacted> today (a grocery store) and there was and individual outside trying to register voters. I am already registered to vote so I decided to mess with the guy as I approached. I told him I could not vote because I was on a student visa from Canada so I could not register. The guy told me that I could register because he could work it to where I could vote as long as I voted for Obama in the upcoming elections. I was amazed that someone would be so bold. He told me all I needed was the current address I was living at and he could get me registered. This makes me wonder what is really going on in this election."

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1251&pid=104324

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 01:35 AM

51. Hats off to the patriot who confronted the hottie-bait "registrar"

Republicans are absolute scumbag users. THEY are the voter fraud.

And the media traitors are silent.

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 07:15 AM

54. K&R

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 09:57 AM

56. One must ask, "How is the County Clerk involved."

As a leading Republican and Mormon, is the County Clerk also involved in the partisan activity that this little girl is working for.

Why does she associate the County Clerk with her job? Is it because he is associated with her job?

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Response to AzSweet (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 11:13 AM

58. Oh holy crap!

Someone did that to me in front of the drugstore the other day in Charlotte, NC..... Asked who I was voting for and when I said Obama, walked away. I thought it was some sort of in-person push poll and pretty pitiful to boot. I did not see them actually register any voters. If I had, I would have been ALL OVER them.

If I had been thinking AT ALL I would have said Romney just to see what they did next.

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