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View Diary: My (formerly)Republican Mama got a call from a Romney Canvasser UPDATED *++Aunt's Story* (204 comments)

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  •  Help her fill out an absentee ballot??? (7+ / 0-)

    WTF? Isn't that illegal? This is some serious shenanigans! Somebody needs to go undercover into one of these operations and find out what kind of scam these people are trying to pull.

    •  well... with older voters and the disabled (1+ / 0-)
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      GrumpyOldGeek

      you can fill out an absentee ballot for someone who has trouble writing or holding a writing implement.  My mom's handwriting was illegible in 2006 (she died three months later) and she could not fill in the little circles neatly enough.

      In Massachusetts there is a place to sign if you helped fill out someone's absentee ballot and you have to say why (illness and medication made her hand-eye coordination shaky)

      I filled out her ballot per her instructions.

      But then on election day she was well enough to vote in person (or so I thought).  I should have just taken in her absentee ballot and dropped it off, but instead we had an ordeal of actually going to the poling place in the wheelchair taxi... that's a story for another time.

      "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."
      CALL EVERYONE YOU KNOW in OH, PA, FL, NC and TX. Make sure they have the ID they need to vote, and make sure YOU are registered and ready to vote!

      by TrueBlueMajority on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 04:54:45 PM PDT

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