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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:03 PM

What happened with the "True the Vote" folks?

They seemed poised to muck up elections all over the country in the name of preventing "voter fraud" by showing up at polling places and challenging (Democratic) voters. Did anybody encounter/witness them where they voted and did they make much of an impact on the election (if any)?

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Reply What happened with the "True the Vote" folks? (Original post)
Proud Liberal Dem Nov 2012 OP
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2012 #1
immoderate Nov 2012 #2
madashelltoo Nov 2012 #3
Squinch Nov 2012 #4
LeftInTX Nov 2012 #7
Ms. Toad Nov 2012 #10
Cha Nov 2012 #13
Squinch Nov 2012 #16
Dubster Nov 2012 #5
mzteaze Nov 2012 #6
Ms. Toad Nov 2012 #11
Mr.Bill Nov 2012 #8
CTyankee Nov 2012 #9
Thinkingabout Nov 2012 #12
Cha Nov 2012 #14
whistler162 Nov 2012 #15

Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:08 PM

1. Well ...

One guy, and his wife (in Texas), are current fending off voter fraud allegations for having voted twice, in at least the least three elections.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:09 PM

2. They didn't show in south Florida. Didn't hear of them anywhere else...

And I was looking for them.

--imm

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Response to immoderate (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:12 PM

3. ME TOO!!!!!

I walked up to that building with the biggest chip on my shoulder to share with those bullies! And, I was truly disappointed none of them showed.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:14 PM

4. That Republican GOTV thing, ORCA or whatever, sent them to Botswana by mistake. They're fine, but

they're pretty sure all the Botswanans are getting ready to vote illegally. Said one "True the Vote" volunteer, "They just have that look about them."

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Response to Squinch (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:21 PM

7. +1

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Response to Squinch (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:50 PM

10. There were a bunch of precincts in NE Ohio

with folks running ORCA, until we shut them down no more than an hour into the day...Definitely R appointed observers, and I suspect they were True the Vote volunteers.

A few more persistent ones in precincts where the D precinct workers/judges were not as assertive continued to behave badly throughout the day (although ORCA was shut down anywhere I know it was used). We had intermittent reports of R observers directing pollworkers about who to challenge, or acting as an additional precinct worker (while the D observer was kept at a distance of 10-20').

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Response to Squinch (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:26 PM

13. I heard that!

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Response to Cha (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:49 PM

16. Love your caption!

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:18 PM

5. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to mzteaze (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:55 PM

11. That was Franklin County specific.

There were similarly trained individuals who were appointed in NE Ohio (we had a few inappropriately telling the R election judges which individuals to challenge - which we shut down as soon as we heard about them).

As long as the Republican Count or State Organization wanted to appoint them, and they were registered voters in Ohio, there isn't anything legal barrier to them being appointed as individuals (even if the organization wasn't permitted to appoint them).

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:34 PM

8. They were all beaten to death by

New Black Panthers, right?

Not really, but that's about the only thing we haven't been accused of by the Romneyites.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:59 PM

9. I encountered one loon looking around suspiciously and then starting to yell at a black guy

wearing a hat that had an Obama button it, "you can't wear that hat in here!"

He had really crazy eyes. I asked him if he was an official election checker and he said "no." I said "well, then, tell the official election checker and let him talk to that guy."

He shut up after that...

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:10 PM

12. I worked a voting precinct on election day and if they came I they did not announce

Who they were.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:34 PM

14. "TRUE THE VOTE BARRED FROM HARRASSING vOTERS IN KEY OHIO COUNTY AS ELECTION

FORGES AHEAD"

True The Vote, which is called the “Voter Integrity Project” in Ohio, lost support from all five backing politicians required to grant them the right to monitor polls in Ohio Tuesday, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Ohio Board of Elections spokesman Ben Piscatelli made a statement in regards to the efforts of True The Vote that were thwarted, confirming that the organization did not properly file the paperwork necessary to carry out their planned poll monitoring, in what may be viewed as falling upon their own sword:


http://www.inquisitr.com/389496/true-the-vote-barred-from-harassing-voters-in-key-ohio-county-as-election-forges-ahead/

Sounds a lot like romney's genius ORCA campaign FAIL on Election Day.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:47 PM

15. They arrived early on the 7th and

are waiting for the polls to open!

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