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Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:05 PM

Video: Republican Party Training ‘Poll Challengers’ In Illegal Voter Suppression

Source: Think Progress

Video: Republican Party Training ‘Poll Challengers’ In Illegal Voter Suppression
By Aviva Shen on Oct 4, 2012 at 12:56 pm

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New Mexico has started its own voter purge of 177,000 people, including a voting rights activist married to a state representative. However, as the law won’t go into effect until November 2014, the local Republican Party has apparently started training “poll challengers” for this election. A hidden camera caught Pat Morlen, the vice chair of the Sandoval County Republican Party, instructing volunteer “poll challengers” to demand photo ID and force legal voters to use provisional ballots. The video, filmed by the nonprofit ProgressNow New Mexico, shows vice-chair Morlen making several claims that directly contradict New Mexico law:


MORLEN: You can request to see a form of ID. At the request of two or more precinct board members of different political parties, a voter shall still present the required physical form of identification.

VOLUNTEER: What happens if we get people in there who are part of what the media is calling the purge?

MORLEN: They’ll vote provisional. That’s all that’s gonna happen.

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/10/04/961231/video-republican-party-training-poll-challengers-in-illegal-voter-suppression/



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kpete Oct 2012 OP
itssimplestupid Oct 2012 #1
McCamy Taylor Oct 2012 #3
Great Caesars Ghost Oct 2012 #5
McCamy Taylor Oct 2012 #2
Mnpaul Oct 2012 #4
azurnoir Oct 2012 #7
Dustlawyer Oct 2012 #6

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:13 PM

1. Bastards

A couple hundred years ago the British didn't want us voting either.

We killed them.......

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Response to itssimplestupid (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:21 PM

3. Good thing we have better options than violence in the modern era.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 04:02 PM

5. Careful, it might not be any choice but to come down to it.

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:19 PM

2. Hope this has been sent to the DOJ.

And hope there are poll challenger challengers in the field on election day.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:47 PM

4. I'm glad they can't do this in Mn

You can challenge but you have to have real proof and do so in writing.

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Response to Mnpaul (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 04:20 PM

7. and when you register here in Mn it is not specific to any party

IMO that is an invasion of privacy

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 04:04 PM

6. We need volunteers at the polls to call them out when they spout misinformation and outright lies.

I was in line to vote a few years ago when we had a separate local election going on at the same time Obama was running for POTUS,and place. I was behind a local billionaire attorney in line when a poll worker informed a lady that she HAD to vote in both elections if she wanted to vote. She was adament that she only wanted to vote in the Presidential election for Obama. This attorney jumped forward immediately and called them out! She was allowed to vote and went on her way. What if he was not there? How many times to they give out the wrong info?

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