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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:18 PM

If someone "challenges" your right to vote

Is it appropriate to say "Fuck off" and proceed to vote?

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Reply If someone "challenges" your right to vote (Original post)
Horse with no Name Oct 2012 OP
Vincardog Oct 2012 #1
Panasonic Oct 2012 #2
nadinbrzezinski Oct 2012 #3
DMacTX Oct 2012 #7
Jazzgirl Oct 2012 #4
Maeve Oct 2012 #5
Firebirds01 Oct 2012 #20
Shrike47 Oct 2012 #6
SoCalDem Oct 2012 #22
Wait Wut Oct 2012 #8
countryjake Oct 2012 #9
Horse with no Name Oct 2012 #10
SoCalDem Oct 2012 #23
Iggo Oct 2012 #11
Tyrs WolfDaemon Oct 2012 #12
marions ghost Oct 2012 #13
ChisolmTrailDem Oct 2012 #14
countryjake Oct 2012 #15
ChisolmTrailDem Oct 2012 #16
Zalatix Oct 2012 #19
brettdale Oct 2012 #17
socialist_n_TN Oct 2012 #18
Blue_Tires Oct 2012 #21
WhaTHellsgoingonhere Oct 2012 #24

Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:19 PM

1. YES

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:20 PM

2. The appropriate action is to kick him at the balls.

 

And then tell him "Fuck off", call 911 and report the man for assault (even though you *did* defend yourelf), then go inside and vote, while the police is on its way and the man continues to writhe in pain on the grass next to that dog shit that someone thoughtfully left for the challenger.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:22 PM

3. Call these guys

1-866-OUR VOTE

and your registrar of voters.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:25 PM

7. ^^^^^ is the correct answer

....then kick them in the babymaker.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:24 PM

4. I most certainly will.

Best bet is not to even try it!

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:24 PM

5. Depends on the situation

In Ohio, the only people who can challenge your right to vote are election officials (and they can stop you, but I have never seen a challenge in several years of working). And at that , the worst we'd do is make you vote provisionally and sort it out with the county BOE.

Different states have different rules, but "Get this jerk out of my face or call a cop" is probably the better choice.

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Response to Maeve (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:12 PM

20. Be prepared

 

During the primaries (there were a few local issue on the ballot) the election officials were people who I know are hardcore tea party members from another area. They were actually my neighbors growing up though I live in town now, not in the township.


They are hyperpartisan and I could see them polling shenanigans.



edit: this was in Ohio btw

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:24 PM

6. Ask to see his driver's license. Note his name, address, DOB, etc.

If he won't provide them, ignore him.

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:15 PM

22. Take out your phone and record him/her as they challenge you//and then call the police

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:30 PM

8. Start sobbing uncontrollably, and say...

...'But, mommy told me he was my real father!!!'

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:34 PM

9. Yup, then report it to your County,

and then check, and double check, to make sure that everything is kosher with your voter registration.

My county changed both our zoning and our addresses; I had updated the addys on our voter registrations but my driver's license was still showing the old address. That is something that the True the Vote jackasses will jump on.

Check and double-check!

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Response to countryjake (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:35 PM

10. The joys of living in a small town

Our registrar sent me a letter and told me to change my address since I had moved and am now her neighbor,lol.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:16 PM

23. We used to live next door to the mayor

so anytime we had a beef, it was easy to handle

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:40 PM

11. Yes.

They jest better don't, know'm say'n?

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:50 PM

12. First you accept the challenge and declare your right to determine how to proceed.

Then you tell everyone around that you wish to a trial by three shields and that you have swords/axes and shields in your car.

Now, if they decide to call the cops, you simply show the cops that you have no swords or shields and exclaim something along the line of 'How can anyone believe I would really want a form of trial by combat in this age?'. Hopefully this will discredit the challenger as everyone snickers about the wet spot on their pants and puddle on the floor, ensuring he won't challenge anyone else that day.

If they accept your terms, you look at the election officials and ask why they are even allowing that person to challenge anyone since they are mentally unbalanced to think that anyone would actually want a trial by combat at the voting place.

Unfortunately, I seriously doubt I'll get challenged.

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Response to Tyrs WolfDaemon (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:54 PM

13. !!! i so hope u do!

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:58 PM

14. I have let True the Vote know in no uncertain terms on Twitter

that if anyone attempts to challenge my right to vote that they will be met with an immediate and violent response.

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:42 PM

15. No violence necessary, those True the Vote jackasses are utter cowards...

and run shrieking back to their caves, when confronted with the honest truth (or an authentic County Auditor/Registrar of Voters).

I tangled with them earlier this year and they ended up apologizing profusely for their idiocy...they are nothing but reactionary running dogs who crumple when face to face with an actual long-time democratic voter!

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Response to countryjake (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:59 PM

16. "I tangled with them earlier this year and they ended up

apologizing profusely for their idiocy..."

I'd like to hear more about that...yummy.

As for the violence, I wouldn't actually act on it if it came down to it but at least they have seen it promised should one of their goons approach me. An attempt to make them think twice about the possibilities that could befall them if they attempt to challenge people's right to vote.

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:08 PM

19. I'd walk right through them. If they try to block me, THEN it's on.

 

Cover your ass so the cops don't feel sorry for them.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:04 PM

17. i would

Im not an American so cant vote, if i was and was questioned by someone I would say.

"Are you with the police, the fbi, the cia or the military? or with any legal government voting authority"

If they say "no"

I would reply "Im an American and Im voting OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and there is nothing you can do about it, fuckface"

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:02 PM

18. I like the "trial by combat" idea.......

And shoot, it might be fun if they take me up on it. After all I'm 61 years old. If they beat me up, they've beaten up their grandfather. If I beat them up, they've been beaten up by their grandfather. It's win/win!

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:13 PM

21. 1. whip out the handy cellphone camera

2. ask that person to properly identify himself (with proof)

3. have him/her state for the record which organization he represents

4. and ask by which legal precedent he/she is challenging your vote


By now that person has probably back down and slithered away, but we need to start building a full index of name-and-shame videos for investigation and possible legal proceedings...

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:16 PM

24. Take their picture...a movie is better

Then put it on the www

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