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  •  we're not "newly" registered (0+ / 0-)

    so i'm not TOO worried about our ballots.
    they showed up in the mail the beginning of last week, we sat at the kitchen table, filled them out and took them down to the board on saturday so as to avoid a potential screw up by the USPS.
    i'm just thinking about all those people who were either voting or waiting to vote when we went down there saturday.  like how many of them are "newly" registered?  
    the whole thing, to me, is just crap.  there's a 90 day window for these kinds of challenges, and we're well inside that window right now.

    "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach." - Upton Sinclair

    by kathleen518 on Mon Oct 27, 2008 at 10:36:50 AM PDT

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    •  If they voted Saturday (1+ / 0-)
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      it's done. Their anonymous ballots are in the pile and they can't be sorted out and retrieved. That's why imposing any sort of comparison check now wouild be wildly unequal and unfair.

      We're retiring Steve LaTourette (R-Family Values for You But Not for Me) and sending Judge Bill O'Neill to Congress from Ohio-14:

      by anastasia p on Mon Oct 27, 2008 at 11:01:15 AM PDT

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      •  yeah. along with next to impossible. n/t (0+ / 0-)

        "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach." - Upton Sinclair

        by kathleen518 on Mon Oct 27, 2008 at 11:05:10 AM PDT

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      •  Absentee votes are id'd here in cali (0+ / 0-)

        the envelope must be signed, not the ballot inside, so then the college republican vote monitor compares your name to his list, generated from the HAVA 2002 computerized match/mismatch list and cages or challenges your vote.
           That would leave it in a pile, unopened and uncounted.

         I would presume that is what they are planning to do when the polls open: they have their computer genrated lists, and when you are in line, ask for your ballot having identified yourself, the college repub on duty is also looking to see if your name is on his list. If so, he challenges your id and vote, and you would then be given a provisional ballot, to be reviewed and counted later. Maybe.
         And I hope they don't do that to you or me, because then it ids right there, in your face. I hope I don't freak out and get arrested...maybe.


         That's what's so pernicious about the HAVA 2002 law that RFKjr has been on about, and what many here have scorned him about, and called those of us who are worried about this tactic, one of many such tactics, "...stupid...".

          Hopefully, of course, we swamp the polls, and any whining by the repubs is inconsequential, but we've lost too much already....we have to win this.

        Obama: One Spouse, One House, One Car

        by KenBee on Mon Oct 27, 2008 at 12:15:46 PM PDT

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