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Wed Sep 9, 2020, 10:44 AM

My 4 no-mask people at the polls yesterday.

I was manning a desk at the entrance to the polls yesterday to make sure that people coming in to vote were wearing masks. We had all of 4 people who refused to wear a mask. One elderly lady said that she couldn't wear one so we took care of her outside with an absentee ballot. One older gentleman who protested and got very crusty but finally agreed to wear one just to vote. The 3rd guy refused the mask we offered him and asked if he could go back to his car to get his own. "Of course you can", we said. He came back in wearing a big black respirator that looked like something out of a third rate sci-fi film. There was dead silence when he walked into the voting area and then a bunch of muted giggles.

The fourth guy refused to wear a mask and told me that a mask did nothing and anyway, Covid-19 was a hoax. He refused the absentee ballot. He pointed to the polling area and growled "I have a constitutional right to go in there". I said (politely) "You have a constitutional right to vote but you do not have a constitutional right to make people sick. Here is your ballot, go outside and fill it out and bring it back to me." After all his huffing and puffing and growling, he did what he was told.

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Reply My 4 no-mask people at the polls yesterday. (Original post)
Raven Sep 2020 OP
Wounded Bear Sep 2020 #1
lagomorph777 Sep 2020 #7
Laelth Sep 2020 #2
Rice4VP Sep 2020 #3
Raven Sep 2020 #11
BComplex Sep 2020 #4
CaptYossarian Sep 2020 #5
fleur-de-lisa Sep 2020 #6
frazzled Sep 2020 #8
Raven Sep 2020 #10
ihas2stinkyfeet Sep 2020 #9

Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 10:46 AM

1. Glad to see nothing got really ugly...

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 11:02 AM

7. Except the guy in the gas mask.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 10:47 AM

2. Well handled. n/t



-Laelth

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 10:50 AM

3. What state?

Is this for the general election?

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Response to Rice4VP (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 11:35 AM

11. New Hampshire Primary Election.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 10:51 AM

4. It's just beginning. It's going to get much worse.

Thanks for working on this, Raven!

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 10:54 AM

5. Will red areas make us remove our masks so we look like our DL pictures?

I'd imagine they'll be screwing with us.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 11:01 AM

6. Yay! You're my hero of the day!

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 11:05 AM

8. Were you in New Hampshire?

The state motto "Live Free or Die" has new meaning.

If you were in Rhode Island, never mind.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 11:35 AM

10. Yes, New Hampshire. In spite of

our motto, by and large, people have been pretty respectful of others here.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 11:13 AM

9. this is why i will be voting by mail.

 

i have more risk factors than i have toes, and the big toes are major organs that are in bad shape.
i may find a drop box, but here in chi, i am confident that if i return my ballot quickly, which i can wait to do, my vote will be counted.

i just.cannot.take.chances.
just finding myself parked next to a maskhole....

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