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  •  Just a little (1+ / 0-)
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    weck

    election fraud from the charming Republican party, don'tcha know.

    I am a 67 year old teacher...teaching computer applications in a Texas high school. I've already retired once but it didn't take.

    by 43yearsateacher on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 11:36:18 AM PDT

    •  What's so frustrating... (1+ / 0-)
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      weck

      ...is that our Secretary of State is a Democrat!

      I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

      by mojo11 on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 11:41:13 AM PDT

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      •  NC Sec of State has nothing to do with it (0+ / 0-)

        The ballots are designed by the NC Board of Elections. They do not report to the NC Sec of State.

        NC-4 (soon to be NC-6) Obama/Biden 2012

        by bear83 on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 11:49:02 AM PDT

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        •  The board is appointed by the Governor, though (0+ / 0-)

          which is an office that's been held by one Dem or another since Jim Martin exited stage right in 1993.

          The Secretary of  State still has to certify the returns (or more accurately the BOE's certification of the returns) which is probably what took me down that path.

          I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

          by mojo11 on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 12:28:41 PM PDT

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    •  It has been like this forever. In most places (2+ / 0-)
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      bear83, highacidity

      poll workers and Party reps tell people about it. It isn't fraud. The ballot has the presidential candidates listed then below you straight party-so the default if you work in order, is to vote for the presidential candidates first. Could it be easier- absolutely. Is it fraud- no.

    •  No... (1+ / 0-)
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      bear83

      the first thing on the ballot is presidential race. THEN it's straight party voting. It is not ambiguous.

    •  Actually, it is an effort at incumbent protection (0+ / 0-)

      by Democrats.

      Before 2008, NC had not gone for the Democrat in the presidential race since Carter in 1976. In fact, it hasn't been close most years.

      Rather than having a lot of NC Democrats get swept out with the Reagan tide in the 80's, the Presidential race was separated from the straight party line to protect state-level Democratic office holders.

      NC-4 (soon to be NC-6) Obama/Biden 2012

      by bear83 on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 11:52:55 AM PDT

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