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Jane Eyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-05 07:34 PM
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6. It should be a federal case, IMO
I am aware of the federal appellate court ruling which took place on October 23 regarding the Ohio provisional vote challenges. This basically stated that jurisdiction meant precinct, not county, and the Democrats did not pursue it further.

This time COULD be different. The Democrat-controlled state legislature is letting it be known that the laws they wrote meant that these provisional votes could be counted. There is already little love lost between the General Assembly and the Republican Supreme Court which has blatantly tried to redistrict Democrats out of office.

Early voters almost always vote out of precinct. In Charlotte/Mecklenburg County, voters who vote early have special voting machines which program the correct ballot for each voter individually. Election Day voters do not have the advantage of having these special voting machines, so people who show up in the wrong precinct cast a provisional ballot and automatically have some of their votes invalidated when the candidates do not match those in the the person's correct jurisdiction. A very good argument could be made that more affluent voters have access to transportation and tend to vote early, whereas those who depend upon public transportation vote on Election Day and are not afforded the same privileges that more affluent out-of-precinct voters have.

There is also the issue that these votes have already been counted, and the voters were told that their votes counted after they followed all the instructions given to them by officials.
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  -List of 11,000 Voters That NC Supreme Court Wants To Disenfranchise!! Jane Eyre  Feb-11-05 07:13 PM   #0 
  - Unless someone appeals it to the  Kelvin Mace   Feb-11-05 07:15 PM   #1 
  - It should be a federal case, IMO  Jane Eyre   Feb-11-05 07:34 PM   #6 
     - "Democratic-controlled state legislature" = music to my ears  AP   Feb-11-05 08:01 PM   #9 
     - Well, Dixiecrat controlled  Kelvin Mace   Feb-11-05 09:30 PM   #15 
     - Can you give the wording of the  qwghlmian   Feb-12-05 01:20 AM   #23 
  - Mecklenburg  GreenInNC   Feb-11-05 07:16 PM   #2 
  - Don't know, but not now  Jane Eyre   Feb-11-05 07:24 PM   #5 
  - What a bunch of crap is this ?? They must not get away with it.  GetTheRightVote   Feb-11-05 07:20 PM   #3 
  - I'm going to pop this into 2004 Election Results for the record.  DanaM   Feb-11-05 07:24 PM   #4 
  - Here are other states that do not allow provisional  qwghlmian   Feb-11-05 07:51 PM   #7 
  - Because there's a case there, and there's legislative intent suggesting  AP   Feb-11-05 08:03 PM   #10 
     - Ok - I assumed that North Carolina, like the other states,  qwghlmian   Feb-11-05 08:06 PM   #11 
        - A post above answers that question.  AP   Feb-12-05 12:05 AM   #18 
           - Don't see it - can you give the wording  qwghlmian   Feb-12-05 12:09 AM   #19 
              - 2nd paragraph, post 6.  AP   Feb-12-05 12:31 AM   #20 
                 - Here is the second paragraph of post 6:  qwghlmian   Feb-12-05 01:05 AM   #21 
                    - You're asking the wrong person. Ask the person you're quoting.  AP   Feb-12-05 01:16 AM   #22 
  - Jane, THANK YOU for being on top of this!!  loudsue   Feb-11-05 07:57 PM   #8 
  - Are you in NC Loudsue? It' s pretty nice to see someone say  SaveAmerica   Feb-11-05 08:31 PM   #13 
  - Yes, I'm here! Not too far from Raleigh (closest big city).  loudsue   Feb-11-05 11:36 PM   #17 
     - I'm in blood read Cabarrus county, I've thought of  SaveAmerica   Feb-12-05 09:37 AM   #24 
        - Mecklenburg here  GreenInNC   Feb-12-05 06:11 PM   #25 
  - To be fair  Kelvin Mace   Feb-11-05 09:35 PM   #16 
  - I think the NC legislature ought to impeach those justices  StopThePendulum   Feb-11-05 08:27 PM   #12 
  - JE, I'm going to post this over in the NC forum, if you don't mind.  SaveAmerica   Feb-11-05 08:35 PM   #14 

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