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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:26 PM

Join the OFA Victory Counsel Voter Protection Team! Calling for attorneys, paralegals, students!

Sign up link:

https://my.barackobama.com/page/s/join-the-victory-counsel

The OFA Victory Counsel is the volunteer voter protection legal team that will help guide, build, and support our efforts to ensure that every eligible voter can vote on Election Day.

Are you an attorney, paralegal, or law student? Will you join the Victory Counsel today and help make a difference in this election? Sign up now!

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Reply Join the OFA Victory Counsel Voter Protection Team! Calling for attorneys, paralegals, students! (Original post)
flamingdem Oct 2012 OP
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DevonRex Oct 2012 #4
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msanthrope Oct 2012 #9
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AsahinaKimi Oct 2012 #17
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Glimmer of Hope Oct 2012 #21
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Response to flamingdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:28 PM

1. Please forward this to people who might be able to volunteer and/or tweet, FB this

They put this call out a few days ago due to increased need for help.

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Response to flamingdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:33 PM

2. I signed up a while back

In 2004, I went to Florida for Kerry/Edwards. I stayed in Texas in 2008 and 2010. Right now, I am running the voter protection operation for my county. We have True the Vote poll watchers at most of our early voting locations and I have my own poll watchers and poll greeters out monitoring their efforts.

This year, I have my hands full with the King Street Patriots and the True the Vote people and so I can not leave. We have a good chance of turning our county blue which will be good step towards turning the rest of Texas blue. The State party has designated my county as a target county and we are hoping to work out the procedures necessary to turn other similar counties blue. I really can not leave the state this year.

The Obama Victory Counsel program is a good program. If you can leave and go to a swing state, you can make a difference.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:44 PM

3. Great. I'd like it if you could tell us more about what's going on

with that area. I think that might be of greater and greater concern over the next 13 days!

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:09 PM

11. I am staying instate this election

In 2004, I went to Florida. Given what is going on in my county and the fact that we have True the Vote poll watchers trying to intimidate my voters, I am staying in Texas this cycle. I have exchanged e-mails with Will Crowley who runs this program and they understand why I need to stay in Texas.

If you can go out of state, it can help. I just got another e-mail asking me if I can go to Florida. Here is that e-mail
Help Protect the Vote in Florida: 3 Days Left Before Early Voting Begins
Nanette Barragan
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 6:10 PM
Help re-elect President Obama! Early voting in Florida starts in 3 days and there are just 13 days before Election Day. The time is now to come to Florida to ensure all eligible voters are able to cast their vote and help President Obama win Florida.

We need volunteers like you during Florida's Early Voting period (October 27 - November 3) and on Election Day (November 6) to serve as legal observers at the polls. We have a particular need in South Florida (Broward County). If you are receiving this email, we do not know if you are coming so please take a moment now to complete the survey and let us know. Once you complete the survey you will be contacted with information regarding training and assignments.

Thank you again for volunteering to serve with Organizing for America Florida's Victory Counsel in this critical election.



This is a great program and I urge people to participate.


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Response to Gothmog (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:27 PM

12. It sounds like Florida is the hotspot, again!

But not the only one. I guess the issue there is that it's a huge state. I'd go if I could. So happy that OFA has this going on, good luck!

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:34 PM

13. I have gotten e-mails asking for help in Ohio, Iowa and Florida

The Obama people want extra people in all of the battleground states

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Response to flamingdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:56 PM

4. Thanks. Just got 2 from my house!

This is great!

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Response to DevonRex (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:09 PM

6. That's great, please keep us posted!

What area are you from?

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:28 AM

16. We're in

Colorado and our Secretary of State has really screwed with voter registration. He's active with True The Vote and often is a speaker at their events. Rachel Maddow did a piece 2 nights ago about how bad Colorado could be this year - the new Florida. We've pulled up all the pertinent laws already and we're studying them.

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Response to DevonRex (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:51 AM

19. I saw Rachel's piece about

CO is the new FL - I hope it goes well please keep us posted!

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Response to flamingdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:58 PM

5. I am signed up and trained. 3rd election

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Response to flamingdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:11 PM

7. Just did my training in PA--saw lots of faces from 2008, 2010. nt

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:13 PM

8. Great! Let us know about what's going on there

Should be a busy 12 days!

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:21 PM

9. 2k of us in PA. 500 of us in Philly. nt

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:44 PM

10. That's sizeable

Have many incidents happened yet?

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Response to flamingdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:38 PM

14. I'm An Attorney In Ohio Thinking Of Helping

I did get a call about this about a week ago and have been kicking around the possibility. Can someone describe what I would actually be required to do? The person on the phone basically just said you go to a polling place from like 6:00 in the morning until 8:00 at night (or whenever the polls close), but didn't say what I'd be DOING while I'm there (or how my legal training would be an asset).

Can someone give me some details, because I really want to do my part to make sure that these A-holes don't steal Ohio again, but I'm a little bit concerned about what might be required of me.

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Response to ChoppinBroccoli (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:42 PM

15. I think you should reply to people on the thread directly under their post - they might not check

back otherwise but several have had experience for instance the person from Texas. They just posted so I'd recommend writing them a DU mail directly or responding to their post. I think it would be worth calling OFA too, for SURE they need you.

Come to think of it in Politics 2012 there was a person working on legal in Ohio, she said there were already 2,000 incidents, they have made a call for legal people in Ohio according to the Texas poster.

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Response to flamingdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:31 AM

17. Have tweeted this.. its so important

I hope the President has boots on the ground to prevent electronic stolen votes.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #17)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:49 AM

18. You're the best!

Thanks AsahinaKimi

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #18)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 05:29 AM

20. you're welcome

kochira koso!

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Response to flamingdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:03 AM

21. Thanks for the link! I just signed up.

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Response to Glimmer of Hope (Reply #21)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:36 PM

22. Great!! What area are you in by the way

and are they having people poll watch already or are you on call? I read that there is training involved. If you're in Ohio someone is looking for information about the duties involved and wants to discuss it with someone.

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #22)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:07 PM

23. I am in DC but I will go wherever they need me. I haven't heard from anyone yet.

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #22)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:40 PM

24. bump

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