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Old 11-02-04, 02:45 AM
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Democrat friend is handed cheat-sheet at the poll

My friend who is a registered Democrat, received a "cheat-sheet" at the polls on Friday. The woman who marked him off gave him a paper that said "These are all the people and amendments Democrats are voting for. What do you think? Democrats fucking up the election? Just plain Florida fucking up again?

BTW, another friend who was him was a Republican did not receive anything.
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Old 11-02-04, 03:01 AM
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Re: Democrat friend is handed cheat-sheet at the poll

Originally posted by PopcornTreeCt
My friend who is a registered Democrat, received a "cheat-sheet" at the polls on Friday. The woman who marked him off gave him a paper that said "These are all the people and amendments Democrats are voting for. What do you think? Democrats fucking up the election? Just plain Florida fucking up again?
I think it's wrong for members of either party to distribute literature with that kind of language.
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The Dems have done this at every election I've ever voted in. Personally I love it cause then I know exactly how to vote
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Old 11-02-04, 06:37 AM
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How is that legal? Isn't it campaigning for the Democratic party?
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How is that legal?
If it only described the Democratic platform, then I'm pretty sure it's highly illegal, and quite outrageous.

I <i>think</i> it's okay if all major parties have the ability to place a neutral, fair summary of their positions and platforms on a handout approved by the county. This is at least a slight positive. The average American knows almost nothing about any of today's elections except for the presidency; I'd rather have them vote for their state legislators based on these neutral descriptions than on just picking names at random.

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Old 11-02-04, 07:14 AM
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no party can give you any literature inside the poling place but they can give it to you outside. Non of the poll workers can have any pins,buttons, etc. that are partisan. On the other hand, you can take any literature you want into the voting station as well as anyone you want if you need help. You can even ask a poll worker to help you but they cannot give you any literature while inside only outside and there is a certain number of feet that they have to be away from the place but this is not enforced in most places.
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Old 11-02-04, 07:35 AM
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Originally posted by sfsdfd
today's elections except for the presidency; I'd rather have them vote for their state legislators based on these neutral descriptions than on just picking names at random.

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i'd rather not have them vote
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Old 11-02-04, 08:21 AM
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Re: Democrat friend is handed cheat-sheet at the poll

Originally posted by PopcornTreeCt
My friend who is a registered Democrat, received a "cheat-sheet" at the polls on Friday. The woman who marked him off gave him a paper that said "These are all the people and amendments Democrats are voting for. What do you think? Democrats fucking up the election? Just plain Florida fucking up again?

BTW, another friend who was him was a Republican did not receive anything.
If the people outside (at the legally proscribed distance) do it, its legal. For an election official inside to do it is highly illegal. I'd call the cops, find a Republican election observer, tv station voting problem hotline, something (On last, be sure and call Fox, the other stations will say its OK)
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Last time I voted on the election day, I received several Republican and Democratic cheat sheets, I made sure they saw me tear them up after I passed within the 50 foot barrier around the polling center. Screw you and your cheat sheets, I will vote based on my own research and if I don't know anything about a candidate, I'm not voting for that position.
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I received a cheat sheet at the CT polls today as well ... I didn't have the heart to tell the lady she was way off the mark. SHe was less than 50' from the entrance to the building, but technically more than 50' from the actual voting machines.
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I've never seen a cheat sheet in my life.
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You and Toad should start a posse down there in Florida.
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Both parties do this all the time outside polling places. What's the problem?
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Both parties do this all the time outside polling places. What's the problem?
It's illegal to do it in the polling place.
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They did this where I voted a few years ago, too. It was outside. Either way, most people are going to the poll to vote on someone they've already decided and not to just flip a coin. I don't think it matters that much.
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Originally posted by SunMonkey
You and Toad should start a posse down there in Florida.
At least it would be a bipartisan posse.
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Originally posted by VinVega
At least it would be a bisexual posse.
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(sorry, that was too easy )
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Originally posted by dick_grayson
fixed


(sorry, that was too easy )
But not funny. 2/5

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Originally posted by VinVega
But not funny. 2/5

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I didn't say it was comic gold.
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Crazy- its like this stuff in Ohio with pundits in the polling places, I dont get it.

In California there are no signs allowed now pundits or protestors allowed near the polling places. This seems so obvious to me, I dont understand how any state could allow this crap????
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Illegal as hell, unless they got it 300 feet away from the polling location. This kind of stuff grates me. If I saw this when I was poll watching this morning, I would have sent their ass up.

Even though there was an illegal poll watcher from moveon.org at my location. I wrote his ass up, too.
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that had peeps from both sides doing this where I voted today.
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Originally posted by DarkestPhoenix
Even though there was an illegal poll watcher from moveon.org at my location. I wrote his ass up, too.
What does writing someone up do to that person? Is it a ticket or what?
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If you write up an illegal poll watcher, they're found and destroyed or hired on at a local CBS station.
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