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  •  This is why Obama had thousands of lawyers at..... (4+ / 0-)
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    predominantly Democratic precincts' polls.  

    I also learned that pollworkers will no longer have the responsibility to direct people to the correct precinct which should enormously increase provisional ballots with two effects: it will tie up the tables and create long lines and it will cause many more votes to be invalid because cast in the wrong precinct. I don't know if it prohibits county BoEs that have been assigning workers to help people find their precincts from doing so. I wouldn't be surprised.

    Not because there may have been specific prohibitions but because GOP poll challengers run rough shod over the poll workers.  I have been working election protection since 2006.  A lot of the job is to direct people to the right polling place and KEEP THE LINE MOVING.

    I'll need some room for this...

    by duckhunter on Fri May 13, 2011 at 02:07:30 PM PDT

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    •  No GOP challengers in 2008 (3+ / 0-)
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      Challengers were outlawed in Ohio after 2004. I don't know if this bill brings them back. That's a two-edged sword because when they banned observers from talking to voters it also limited them helping voters. If they bring back challengers, we can challenge the shit out of them too.

      Jennifer Brunner for Governor of Ohio 2014

      by anastasia p on Fri May 13, 2011 at 03:46:54 PM PDT

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