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...religious, moral, and political blunder of Biblical proportions.
James OKeefe films himself committing voter intimidation by stalking a church van bringing people to polls
Can you imagine how conservatives would react if a group of Black Panthers activists spent an entire day following around groups of Christian voters and filming their every move as they went to the polls?
Thats what right-wing propagandist James OKeefe is doing on Tuesday in Philadelphia, as he and his crew are now tailing a bus that was set up by a black pastor to bring voters to the polls.
So were behind this bus, which is like a pastor bus, busing people around to the polls in Philadelphia, OKeefe says in a video posted on Twitter. And were going to be releasing video here today showing some people doing some improper things, busing people around, maybe they shouldnt be doing it.
Bradley Moss, an attorney who specializes in litigating national security matters, notes that OKeefe seems to be clearly engaging in voter intimidation, as many people will feel unnerved having a car follow them around and film them as they go to vote.
In fact, as the Washington Posts guide on voting laws makes clear, the definition of voter intimidation includes when a voter is being followed and photographed or has his license plate numbers recorded which is just what OKeefe is doing in this video.
Nonetheless, OKeefe promises that he and his Project Veritas goons are operating undercover across the country to expose the horrors of voter fraud in urban environments. While its unlikely theyll turn up any game-changing bombshells, they will likely provide fodder for conspiracy theorists via deceptively edited videos.
Seen in another forum here on DU:
"Gramma, why does God let that mean man run for President?"
me- To remind us of the goodness in others.
X-posted from GD-2016: http://www.democraticunderground.com/12512602126
Voters Can Text GUNSDOWN To 91990 To Report Poll Watchers Who Use Firearms And Other Means To Intimidate
Amid heightened concerns about voter intimidation involving the open carrying of firearms at polling locations on Election Day, a project called Guns Down is providing a resource for voters to report intimidation to voter protection advocates and to share their experiences on social media.
According to The Washington Post, many election officials across the country are, for the very first time, bracing for intimidation or even violence on Election Day, and these fears are compounded given that most states have no laws regarding guns in polling places.
Under federal law it is illegal to intimidate people trying to vote with guns or by other means.
Yet the Post reports that state laws about guns and voter intimidation are a patchwork of wildly varying regulations, and determinations of violations of voter intimidation laws can be difficult to ascertain because each one is a fact-sensitive, context-based decision, according to UCLA law professor Adam Winkler.(Further complicating determinations are discordant federal appeals courts rulings on what behavior constitutes voter intimidation).
This state of affairs has created an opening for individuals who wish to intimidate voters with guns at the polls while retaining some semblance of plausible deniability concerning the legality of their actions.
Voters who text GUNSDOWN to 91990 will receive information on a national voter protection hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) operated by the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights. Appropriate reports will be passed on to law enforcement and election officials, and voters will have the opportunity, if they feel safe doing so, to share photos of voter intimidation on social media.
Today is huge "Souls to the Polls" Sunday voting day in states like Florida and Ohio. (Xpost GD2016)
X-posted from GD-2016: http://www.democraticunderground.com/12512591908
Ari Berman ?@AriBerman 14m14 minutes ago
Today is huge "Souls to the Polls" Sunday voting day in states like Florida and Ohio. Big turnout major factor in election
Pastors expect high turnout for 'Souls to the Polls' effort
Updated: Nov 4, 2016 - 11:33 PM
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Dozens of Central Florida churches are getting together to help increase the number of black early voters.
This Sunday, pastors are getting together to put parishioners on a bus and take them to the polls.
Pastor Derrick McRae pf the Experience Christian Center is one of dozens of church leaders in Central Florida helping the black community vote early.
Souls to the Polls has historically been the time the African-American community comes together and votes very strong, he said.
He expects hundreds of black voters to show up to vote.
He said in 2012, 800 people boarded buses and were taken to vote.
Usually we kind of wait for that great time with the church when all the church members come together, McRae said.
No, seriously...this is just like Proposition H8!
It's the same thing!
Guns are people, too, my friend.
Doesn't everybody believe in the right of any man or woman to marry the semi-automatic weapon of their choice?
What this man is describing is a violent sexual assault, instigated and orchestrated by Trump himself.
"...other people were grabbing at my balls"
I've been told that it is not.
Children at Jericho Elementary School in Centereach will be voting for their favorite school lunch instead of their favorite presidential candidate after their mock campaign season got too heated.
Some people were getting angry because some people like Trump and some people like Clinton, fifth-grader Miranda Waters told a local ABC News affiliate. Some people think Clintons not good. Some think Trumps not good. So theres a lot of arguments going on, and I dont like that.
School officials decided to cancel the mock election to prevent minority students from feeling uncomfortable, according to Glen Rogers, the schools principal.
Teachers have said theyve heard some kids in the cafeteria chanting Trump! Trump! Trump! or saying they dont want Muslims here, Mr. Rogers told ABC News.
I mean, kids often repeat what they hear on the TV or the news, but it doesnt mean its OK, he said. We have a diverse community here. We want all our students to feel valued.
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