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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-04-08 10:33 AM
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Breaking: Voter Intimidation in N. St. Louis County
Edited on Tue Nov-04-08 10:34 AM by kpete
Breaking: Voter Intimidation in N. St. Louis County
by Czar Chasm
Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 07:03:52 AM PST

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We had a tip come in our on Strikeforce Hotline that there are police circling Berkley Middle School in the Airport Township.

There are two issues in play:

1. Police are circling the polling place, which according to our source, is making people in line uneasy.

2. Poll workers are harassing voters over identification.


Obviously, voter intimdation in a predominately African American pocket of the metro area (77% African American, 2000 Census) is a very big deal. At this time, we havent been able to determine whether or not the intimidated voters are being turned away or being given a provisional ballot.

Upon receiving the tip, we alerted the Obama lawyer at the polling place closest to our current location, who then called the "secret squirrel" hotline to provide the information we were given. Shortly thereafter (and I mean like 4 seconds after he hung up), we received a phone call from the boiler room for more information. We were then told that the campaign was dispatching a platoon of lawyers to deal with the problem immediately.

http://obamastrikeforce.com/2008/11/voter-intimidation-... /
UPDATES AT:
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/11/4/9578/77830/...
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tazkcmo Donating Member (668 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-04-08 10:37 AM
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1. Anther reason for KC to hate StL
I love the reponse from Team O! Keep us updated plz!
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Frances Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-04-08 10:38 AM
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2. Please update your report when you get more info
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-04-08 10:39 AM
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3. THANKS for being alert and reporting this incident. Hope the lawyers
can get this under control.
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thunder rising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-04-08 10:39 AM
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4. Chill 'bro the Wolf is on the way (Pulp Fiction)
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-04-08 03:29 PM
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5. K&R. (nt)
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-04-08 04:11 PM
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6. "Police are circling the polling place"
I thought that was illegal!

pnorman
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