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  •  bad idea (none)
    In case you missed it, that's described as a republican intimidation tactic in the article.  
     

    "People are going to see the candidate as he or she is at the end of the parade." Karl Rove, 2003

    by markymarx on Tue Oct 26, 2004 at 12:59:42 PM PDT

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    •  Intimidation works both ways (none)
      IIRC at least some of these Repubcorp poll watchers are in it for the money. They're being paid $100 each to challenge voter registration. If people videotape these challenges and say the tape is going to be kept as evidence in the event of a voter fraud case, these mercenaries might think twice about whether possible jail time is worth the $100.

      I cut down trees and evil doers, I serve a higher law.
      I wish I'd been elected, just like my dear Papa!

      by Our Man In Redmond on Tue Oct 26, 2004 at 01:09:26 PM PDT

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      •  try this (none)
        Call your local democratic party and suggest you plan to show up in a heavily democratic district with a camcorder on election day.

        I am 100 percent sure they will ask you to help out in a different way.

        "People are going to see the candidate as he or she is at the end of the parade." Karl Rove, 2003

        by markymarx on Tue Oct 26, 2004 at 01:17:05 PM PDT

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      •  Better idea...tell them you are a lawyer or find (none)
        someone to pretend to be your lawyer. One of my friend's parents had problems voting in Iowa and told then he was a lawyer and that what they were doing was ridiculous. It worked. Is election protection monitoring polling places?
      •  illegal (none)
        In most states, use of a camcorder or other recording device would be illegal.  The DNC/kerry campaign has an army of 10,000 lawyers mobilizing to protect voters this year (I'm heading out to Arkansas in a couple of days myself).  The campaign is taking care of voter protection on election day.

        Right now, we need to worry about making sure the media knows about what's going on and making sure we get everyone out to vote on election day.

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