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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-15-09 07:34 PM
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14. Thanks! Pins and needles, eh? I just read a Wall Street Urinal report at
http://latinamericanmusings.wordpress.com/2009/03/15/th... /

...which explains about the alphabetical polling stations. Geez, try to make it hard for the poor to vote! They have to drive all over San Salvador to find their voting place. That's crazy.

Here's the Urinal:

"Under election rules here, voters do not cast their ballots where they live, but rather must go to polling sites arranged alphabetically within their citys limits. The countrys single biggest voting district is the capital, San Salvador, which has almost 300,000 voters, many of whom had to travel miles across the sprawling city to reach their designated spot.

The FMLN complains that such a system favors the rich whose private vehicles give them easier access to the polls. The counter-argument is that in a country where many people live in shanty settlements without fixed addresses, voting by name at a pre-determined site reduces the temptation to commit fraud."


Fucking rich Urinators with their gold-plated pisspots are right there with the "kill the poor" argument, just in case it's needed. Would ARENA thugs charge shantytown residents a poll tax bus ride to vote against them? Surely not. We don't do that in civilized countries. We have good reasons for keeping poor people from voting--they might cheat.
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  -Video link to paper ballot, public vote counting in El Salvador right now: EFerrari  Mar-15-09 06:30 PM   #0 
  - Good news.  Gregorian   Mar-15-09 06:37 PM   #1 
  - These are the same people Rayguns went to war with.  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 06:40 PM   #3 
  - K&R.  Kurovski   Mar-15-09 06:38 PM   #2 
  - It wants you to download some Microsoft deal. I did  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 06:41 PM   #5 
     - You are the sweetie-pie of the world.  Kurovski   Mar-15-09 06:48 PM   #7 
        - Me! Me! I did it! 5!  Peace Patriot   Mar-15-09 07:03 PM   #9 
           - They're an hour ahead of us in our state.  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 07:07 PM   #10 
           - Thanks! Pins and needles, eh? I just read a Wall Street Urinal report at  Peace Patriot   Mar-15-09 07:34 PM   #14 
              - And then they MOVED the polling stations as I heard on one report  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 07:38 PM   #15 
           - I already knew this, but...  Kurovski   Mar-15-09 07:11 PM   #11 
              - Peace Patriot is a shining light on this board.  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 07:14 PM   #13 
  - It isn't over till its over, E!  Idealism   Mar-15-09 06:40 PM   #4 
  - I know. I'm crying pre-emptively, though.  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 06:42 PM   #6 
  - Make it so!  bleever   Mar-15-09 07:01 PM   #8 
  - Those people have been through everything.  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 07:11 PM   #12 
  - Hope they're using paper!  Stevepol   Mar-15-09 08:06 PM   #16 
  - Yes, they are--and they count at the precinct level, then they send the "digitized"  Peace Patriot   Mar-15-09 08:34 PM   #17 
  - In the video, you can see them opening paper ballots and calling out  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 08:35 PM   #18 
  - The FMLN candidate is giving his victory speech right now.  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 10:15 PM   #19 
  - Let freedom ring  bleever   Mar-16-09 01:05 AM   #26 
  - Congratulations on the victory.  Kurovski   Mar-15-09 10:24 PM   #20 
  - Jackson is the American godfather of this victory.  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 10:36 PM   #21 
     - Too Many Angels  Wilms   Mar-15-09 10:44 PM   #22 
        - Jackson still looks about 25 ro me and he always will I guess.  EFerrari   Mar-16-09 12:50 AM   #24 
  - ARENA, party of the death squads, has been defeated. VIVA la Liberacion!  L. Coyote   Mar-15-09 11:42 PM   #23 
     - Did you see that two House Republicans took to the floor last week  EFerrari   Mar-16-09 12:52 AM   #25 
 

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