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  •  Thanks for this diary. It is a scandal - and a (2+ / 0-)
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    LamontCranston, mbrock49

    lesson. When I read the All-Hell-Broke-Loose-at-the-Board-of-Elections-Meeting Diary you linked to, I went, mentally kicking and screaming ( A meeting? a meeting of some local board where I don't even live? Nooo....), to the full video of the Wautaga Board of Elections Meeting.

    Riveting. Here's what we're up against people. Planned and synchronized. If you're in NC, watch the video and get thee to your next Election Board meeting. If you live elsewhere, watch the video - and know that this is coming, courtesy of ALEC, to a meeting near you. By the time people notice national candidates and elections, it's all over.

    We all need to pay attention to our local politics. Attend the damn boring meetings. I say we make them into social events. meet-ups with friends. Dates. Sing-a-longs. Bring popcorn. Bring lawyers. Pass around Mad Libs. Whatever. Just show up.

    If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either. - Joseph Wood Krutch

    by DawnN on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 07:48:14 PM PDT

    •  Actually, when the Dems controlled the NC House (0+ / 0-)

      A member from Charlotte, a Democrat named Ruth Easterling, used to pop popcorn and share in all around her on the floor of the House.  My kind of politico.

      I like the idea of popcorn and lawyers.  I am updating this diary with an op ed piece just posted this afternoon by Gerry Cohen, Counsel at the NC General Assembly.  He pulls  no punches.  Hope this was not a suicide attack by Cohen.  It will be in the News and Observer tomorrow.

      Martha Brock Cary, NC

      by mbrock49 on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 08:14:09 PM PDT

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