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Sat Nov 3, 2012, 06:25 PM

HuffPo: Early Voting Experience In North Carolina Bodes Ill For Civility On Election Day

If Election Day goes anything like the past 17 days of early voting in North Carolina, here's what you can expect at your local precincts on Tuesday:

Belligerent citizens demanding the right to personally inspect the voting process and yelling "shut up" at the top of their lungs when election officials tell them that only official poll observers can do that.

Official poll observers who have been improperly trained by the groups they represent and think it's their job to interrogate voters rather than just watch.

Long lines, which means that a lot of people end up waiting outside the designated no-electioneering zones, getting harangued by campaign workers.


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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/03/early-voting-north-carolina_n_2069171.html

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Reply HuffPo: Early Voting Experience In North Carolina Bodes Ill For Civility On Election Day (Original post)
ProfessionalLeftist Nov 2012 OP
liberal N proud Nov 2012 #1
ProfessionalLeftist Nov 2012 #2
gateley Nov 2012 #3
Livluvgrow Nov 2012 #4
ProfessionalLeftist Nov 2012 #6
EC Nov 2012 #5
ProfessionalLeftist Nov 2012 #7
zbdent Nov 2012 #8
ProfessionalLeftist Nov 2012 #10
northoftheborder Nov 2012 #9
tinymontgomery Nov 2012 #11
ProfessionalLeftist Nov 2012 #12
CRK7376 Nov 2012 #13

Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 06:27 PM

1. Florida, Ohio and now North Carolina

The Romney election fraud is a trifecta.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 06:29 PM

2. US needs to make it a felony to intimidate/harass voters.

Period.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 06:29 PM

3. Yikes!

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 06:41 PM

4. We voted

in a small mountain county and it was as smooth as can be.

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Response to Livluvgrow (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 06:45 PM

6. I early-voted so as to avoid such stuff...

....long lines but no issues. Admittedly in a very blue spot though.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 06:45 PM

5. It may be time for mail in absentee ballots

and registering as repubs just to be left alone to vote as we please. Better yet we should be working for same day registration and no party affiliation listed. That is how it is in WI and we almost lost those.

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Response to EC (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 06:48 PM

7. We have same-day registration & voting here

during early voting period. That just ended today. With a Repub gov on the way though, it will likely be abolished and Voter ID implemented.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 07:10 PM

8. I'm likely to be mistaken for a Republican voter ...

however, if someone demands to inspect my ballot, I will enthusiastically inspect their testicles with my personal inspection foot ...

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Response to zbdent (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 07:59 PM

10. Hahahaaa!

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 07:26 PM

9. Wear a red shirt on Tuesday - camouflage.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 09:36 PM

11. Last Saturday in Burlington

was smooth. Only about 45 minute wait and no one in line was rude or such. Very friendly, even the people handing out the voting recommendation for each party. Really a pleasant experience and a beautiful day.

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Response to tinymontgomery (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 10:49 PM

12. I'm hoping these bad ones are isolated incidents. n/t

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 04:33 PM

13. Wife and eldest son

will be voting tomorrow at our normally quiet precinct. Other son will be voting at UNCW, and I cast my absentee ballot about 5-6 weeks ago.

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