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Tue May 8, 2012, 02:34 PM

Amazing--there was a notice on the door at my polling place today (Wisconsin)

--just an ordinary 8.5x11 sheet of paper, printed in blue & red, that listed the real & fake Dem candidates, identifying the fakes as Republicans (in red letters). I have no idea if this was even legal, but I was happy to see it there.

They are using a new style of paper ballot also, but the poll workers were extremely careful to explain to everyone exactly how to use it, telling us to make sure to vote for only 1 candidate for Governor, etc.

Turnout looked pretty good. And nobody asked for ID. I had heard that the Republicans were going to try to suppress voting in some places by fraudulently telling people they need ID, but I saw no sign of it.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 02:40 PM

1. I thought you couldn't advertise within

 

100 feet of the polls? No matter who is doing it it is wrong IMO...

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Response to Bennyboy (Reply #1)

Tue May 8, 2012, 02:46 PM

2. Well, it was more just information than advertising.

If your goal was to vote for fake Democrats, you would have perhaps found it useful too.

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Response to Bennyboy (Reply #1)

Tue May 8, 2012, 02:49 PM

4. Agreed. Probably illegal sign.

I am a former county party officer (in KS) and have been a poll watcher many times. Anything that could be construed as campaigning near the polling location is likely illegal.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 02:46 PM

3. I asked if they needed my passport, fingerprints or retinal scan. They said no.

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Response to postulater (Reply #3)

Tue May 8, 2012, 02:54 PM

5. However, in some red states women are required to submit to transvaginal ultrasound exams

Although no sperm counts will be required from men over 80.

Sorry, couldn't resist.

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Response to longship (Reply #5)

Tue May 8, 2012, 05:27 PM

13. That's not fair!

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Response to postulater (Reply #3)

Tue May 8, 2012, 04:47 PM

11. When I first glanced at your post...It looked like it said rectal scan. lol

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Response to Auntie Bush (Reply #11)

Tue May 8, 2012, 05:28 PM

14. Open wide!

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 03:12 PM

6. Glad to hear it was a good turnout -- I wish there was some coverage on TV.

I just love Wisconsin so much after seeing the protests and strength of character of its citizens. I want Walker out as much as you do! You guys deserve so much better!

Have there been voter registration laws (and we know what that means) enacted in WI?

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Response to gateley (Reply #6)

Tue May 8, 2012, 06:48 PM

15. The Republicans passed all sorts of restrictive voting provisions, but

they haven't taken effect yet & some are being held up by injunctions in the court system.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 03:18 PM

7. Low turnout in this very red area where I voted....

.... at about 1:15 I got a ballot number just over 100. Hope the red voters are staying home now and in June.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #7)

Tue May 8, 2012, 03:24 PM

8. I had an entirely different experience in my little red town

 

At 12:15 p.m. I was #256. I was surprised the turnout was as high as it was. We do not even have a State Senate race in this area.

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Response to hayrow1 (Reply #8)

Tue May 8, 2012, 03:30 PM

9. No Senate race here for now. To be fair...

... my town is really, really small.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #7)

Tue May 8, 2012, 03:33 PM

10. Not much to bring the Republicans out except maybe to vote for spoiler candidates.

And that's a pretty futile effort. The spoilers served their purpose by forcing the primary.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 04:49 PM

12. Shout out from Los Angeles!

Ed Schultz from MSNBC has been advocating against Scotty which is duly justified. It appears that Tom Barrett may be the victor in today's election concerning the Democratic contender which will go up against Scotty the Delusional. Like many of his gopper comrades - the sense of insane-ship is strong among these folks which seems to embrace to a religious cult and believing that they have the sole channel to GAWD.

I think the Democratic party will be watching very closely to the up-coming recall election because this will be give them insight of how the insane party of no will cheat.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #12)

Tue May 8, 2012, 06:52 PM

16. Scotty's term so far has been pretty much of a smash & rob job,

appointing people to Cabinet posts like the DNR who decline to investigate, let alone prosecute, environmental violations, and passing much weaker restrictions on mines. They're trying to permit a mine near Lake Superior without significant public hearings or much of a real impact statement. And so on.

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