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  •  here's what i saw last week (9+ / 0-)

    while canvassing this rural ,conservative locale.
    we were working a 'Dem voter' list. pulled up to a place..fenced, semi-rural, big barking dog. saw a big guy glowering at us  from behind a pick up truck in the yard. woman came out from house. turns out she was the registered Dem... but she was shocked she was still on the rolls (actually it was kind of an old list I think). said she had moved away for 6 months earlier this year, and when she returned her husband had told her she had been removed from the voter list and could not vote this upcoming election.  we assured her she would still  be on the voter list and could certainly vote... the husband was moving into hearing range  so we asked if she going to vote Dem , she meekly said , well,um,  I use to vote dem ... anyway all we could do was give her all the good vibes we possibly could , make good eye contact and assure her she still had the right to cast her own,private vote....
    but ohhh, this was so creepy.
    encountered this type of thing more than once earlier in the year.

    •  Very sad to hear that she believed her husband (3+ / 0-)
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      about not being able to vote this election. Hopefully she got your message and will be able to get out of the house and vote.

    •  so she moved away for 6 months (1+ / 0-)
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      and came back to the same husband?

      we may have to forget about and forgive her

    •  This makes me think of (1+ / 0-)
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      a political version of Stephen King's 'Dolores Claiborne' - and yes, it happens too frequently.

      When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it? Eleanor Roosevelt

      by seefleur on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 01:16:30 PM PST

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    •  That creepy feeling you got speaks volumes as (1+ / 0-)
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      sadly so often, those women are victims of some form of abuse, even if it mental or verbal abuse only. Domestic abuse is rampant and sadly, it is not rare at all.   And the abusers exert control over every facet of the woman;s life and that would include threatening her about voting or voting opposite of her husband .

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      by wishingwell on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 02:20:13 PM PST

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