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GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WBTW/AP) - North Carolina election officials have asked prosecutors to investigate reports of a trailer parked at an early voting site that held effigies of former and current elected officials with nooses around their necks.
State Board of Elections Executive Director Gary Bartlett said a truck with the attached open-air trailer pulled up to a Wayne County library that offered early voting Thursday morning.
Photographs show eight effigies and signs on the trailer side naming President Barack Obama, Gov. Beverly Perdue and state and local law enforcement officials.
Mitt Romney’s campaign has been training poll watchers in Wisconsin with highly misleading — and sometimes downright false — information about voters’ rights.
Documents from a recent Romney poll watcher training obtained by ThinkProgress contain several misleading or untrue claims about the rights of Wisconsin voters. A source passed along the following packet of documents, which was distributed to volunteers at a Romney campaign training in Racine on October 25th. In total, eight such trainings were held across the state in the past two weeks and 17 since late September.
One blatant falsehood occurs on page 5 of the training packet, which informed poll watchers that any “person [who] has been convicted of treason, a felony, or bribery” isn’t eligible to vote. This is not true. Once a Wisconsin voter who has been convicted of a felony completes his or her sentence, that person is once again eligible to vote.
The training also encouraged volunteers to deceive election workers and the public about who they were associated with. On page 3 of the packet, Romney poll workers were instructed to hide their affiliation with the campaign and told to sign in at the polls as a “concerned citizen” instead. As Kristina Sesek, Romney’s legal counsel who just graduated from Marquette Law School last year, explained, “We’re going to have you sign in this election cycle as a ‘concerned citizen.’ We’re just trying to alleviate some of the animosity of being a Republican observer up front.”
I'm talking about the lack of voting machines, not the hours. What's your motivation in continually avoiding what I'm talking about? Are you really missing the point? One way to disenfranchise is to have inadequate number of voting machines. Let's see if that happens in pro-Romney (white) areas.
The voting machines are a function of the county/city government, not the state. This has little to nothing to do with Scott.
Since the dems know they are going to lose Fl we can see the racism excuse being trotted out already.
"Some guys play in all-star games, some guys don't. I don't know who picks all those all-star teams. In all honesty, I don't know who picks the combine, for that matter," Belichick said. "How does (Miami-Ohio offensive lineman Brandon) Brooks not get invited to the combine? How did Vollmer not get invited to the combine? I don't know. We can't really worry about that. We just have to try to evaluate them the best we can."
For the second time in as many weeks, election officials in Maricopa County, Arizona are in hot water for providing Hispanic voters with false information about when election day is.
Last week, ThinkProgress reported on how Maricopa County Elections Department officials attached a document to voter registration forms that gave the wrong date for anyone reading it in Spanish. The English version of the same document provides the correct date — November 6 — next to “8 de Noviembre.”
At the time, county officials dismissed the error as a clerical mistake, saying that only 50 people received the incorrect document. But a local ABC News affiliate has uncovered at least one more incident of the wrong date being disseminated in Spanish by Maricopa’s Elections Department.
Paper bookmarks found in three separate election counters throughout the county again give November 8th as election day, and again the mistake is reserved to just the Spanish version of the document. Activists who were perhaps willing to overlook the first incident as a genuine mistake are no longer keeping quiet
Denver Democrats Worry About Lack of Voting Machines In Key Neighborhoods
As the city moves from precincts to vote centers, will Tuesday's voters be accommodated?
October 31, 2012 |
Democrats in Denver are worried that their top local election official—who is running for county commisioner as a Republican—is not planning to deploy enough voting machines to easily accommodate polling place voters on Tuesday, particularly in racially mixed areas where Democrats are expected to do well.
“The bottom line is that she has the additional machines,” said John Buckley, Arapahoe County Democratic Chair, referring to Nancy Doty, Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder since 2004. “And her staff has more or less admitted that with one or two exceptions, all of the places that we are asking her to add additional machines she’s got the space. She’s just putting her foot down and saying ‘No, we’re not going to do this.’”
Colorado is a presidential swing state. For the first time in a presidential election, the county where Denver is located will be asking voters to come to one of 32 neighborhood vote centers, instead of more than 200 precincts. Buckley said there was no reliable way to estimate Tuesday’s voter turnout, but some locations in neighborhoods with a higher percentage of non-white voters could be disproportionately impacted.
The amount of time and effort that's gone into this project to get fewer people to be able to vote, waged entirely on one side, should nevertheless strike people on both sides and in the middle as an obscenity. Purposely subverting democracy is not a deal you should be prepared to make just to win.
In Florida, hours-long lines to early vote... all over the country, movements to cut down the number of days and polling places... misdirection, intimidation, and purposeful delay in exercising the franchise.