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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:05 PM
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Baltimore, Maryland desperate for Republic Party poll workers
This story was on page 1 of today's Sunday Sun, above the fold, upper right.

Election judges are still needed. Republican workers especially hard to find a month before voting

Maryland elections officials are scrambling to find and train the thousands of poll workers needed to avoid a repeat of last month's disastrous primary, but find themselves facing serious shortages - particularly of Republican judges - with just a month to go before Election Day.

During September's chaotic voting, no-show election judges were a major problem in Baltimore, resulting in about 10 percent of the city's precincts opening more than an hour late. Since then, the call has gone out for recruits and more than 1,300 people have answered, but only 125 are from the GOP, said Abigail Goldman, an elections supervisor with the Baltimore Board of Elections.

State law requires that precincts with more than 200 registered voters have at least two election judges from each of the major parties.

"We're in excellent shape, but no matter what, it's going to be hard to get Republicans," said Cornelius L. Jones, interim elections chief in Baltimore. "There are 30,000 of them in the city. That's not much to work with."

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In the whole damned city ...... 30,000 souls admit to the tragic affliction of ..... "Republicism".

This was just one part of our wonderful, shiny new Diebold 100% paperless voting system

Is everyone else feeling confident? I'm sure not.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:08 PM
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1. Too late to change registration?
Seems a few Democrats in Republic clothing could fill in those volunteer positions that Republics just won't do. Any illegal aliens who can be recruited?
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:11 PM
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2. Heh!
Crackin' me up! :rofl:
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:11 PM
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3. Wouldn't that be wonderful if that were the case in places like..
... Fort Worth, Texas and other fire engine red cities?

Maybe they can call this dedicated r-THUG: His number is 1-800-GOP-PERV



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enid602 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:48 PM
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4. Agnews
Are Sprio and Judy Agnew still alive? Maybe they could recruit them.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:49 PM
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5. Marvin Mandel, too.
I swear, the University of Maryland must have had a 'political corruption' major back in the day.
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happyslug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:02 PM
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7. Spiro Agnew died in 1996
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woodsprite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:53 PM
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6. Be interesting to compare how many repub votes turn up in Balt. n/t
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