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seriousstan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-29-05 02:50 PM
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14. So Bob must believe voters should be allowed to vote anywhere they see fit
Because there is no way to draw precincts that eliminate some people not voting at the closest polling place, unless you overlap the precincts.

I may be stating the obvious but he was being disingenuous and deceptive. He made a pretty big stink about having to drag his ass a WHOLE .35 miles further, by his estimation, to be able to vote. He also lied, oh I'm sorry....misled...people about the distance his voting place is from his house. Funny he knows it is exactly .55 miles away now but not when he was making the speech.

I also find it amusing that he didn't like not being able to vote in his own neighborhood. when he wrote this piece ...http://www.freepress.org/columns/display/3/2004/978 ... he was gleefully reveling in the unity of "his" neighborhood.

He also stated the you have to vote where Blackwell tells you to. Well, of course you do! THAT'S HIS JOB. The fact is that he tells you where to vote as determined by the precinct boundaries.

If he is against assigned polling places he should come out and state the case instead of complaining about the results of living in a 3 dimensional reality where if you make district, precincts, boundaries and the like not everything can be equidistant.



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