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  •  Democrats have poll watchers too (7+ / 0-)

    I was part of an election protection team in 2004.  Each of us watched every voter and how they were treated in our assigned voting locations.  We did have to get into a few Republican faces when they gave out misinformation and tried to stop people from voting for wrong reasons.  

    I haven't kept track, but I sure hope this same effort will happen this time around too.  It has to.

    •  Really. I Think There Has To Be 100 Yards (4+ / 0-)
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      jessical, Katzy, politicalceci, loblolly

      by State law, from any polling place and political campaigns. You just can't say this or that near where you vote.

      When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

      by webranding on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 03:10:33 PM PDT

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      •  Not in Wisconsin where I was. (6+ / 0-)

        We weren't campaigning.  We were a legal team making sure the Republicans didn't challenge votes based on incorrect information.  They had posted a person next to each poll worker checking off names and they examined the person's ID (which could be a utility bill etc.).  They would challenge the ballot if they saw something they didn't like.  We had to deflect a few of those because they were just wrong on the law.  (The polling places had supervisors who would resolve disputes.)  

        It's been eight years, so it's possible the laws have changed by now.  I don't know.

    •  Yes, we do. I've fulfilled that role many times... (0+ / 0-)

      ....in Colorado and California. However, as noted in my post, this reporter who took advantage of early voting hours found zero watchers when he cast his ballot.

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 08:08:34 PM PDT

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