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(Townhall)   US Law: You cannot wear, show and speak anything in favor or against a candidate within 100 yards of a polling station. NAACP Texas: Inside wearing and handing out Obama paraphernalia, goodies, and telling people to vote for Obama   (townhall.com) divider line 255
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2012-11-03 08:31:41 PM
US Law, 100 yards? In Connecticut it's 75 feet. Sorry subby, fail.
 
2012-11-03 08:33:41 PM
are these the same folks from the black panthers that were standing outside polls with clubs during the 2008 elections that got their charges dropped by Eric Holder?
 
2012-11-03 08:39:51 PM

Carlip: are these the same folks from the black panthers that were standing outside polls with clubs during the 2008 elections that got their charges dropped by Eric Holder?


Considering the charges were dropped by the Bush Admin, no.
 
2012-11-03 08:43:24 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Carlip: are these the same folks from the black panthers that were standing outside polls with clubs during the 2008 elections that got their charges dropped by Eric Holder?

Considering the charges were dropped by the Bush Admin, no.


Ahem:

www.strangecosmos.com
 
2012-11-03 08:43:58 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Considering the charges were dropped by the Bush Admin, no.


Dat time machine.
 
2012-11-03 08:46:46 PM

St_Francis_P: cameroncrazy1984: Carlip: are these the same folks from the black panthers that were standing outside polls with clubs during the 2008 elections that got their charges dropped by Eric Holder?

Considering the charges were dropped by the Bush Admin, no.

Ahem:

[www.strangecosmos.com image 450x385]


kronicfeld: cameroncrazy1984: Considering the charges were dropped by the Bush Admin, no.

Dat time machine.


Yes, yes, sorry. I keep forgetting about Obama's Timelord status.
 
2012-11-03 08:48:06 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Yes, yes, sorry. I keep forgetting about Obama's Timelord Master status


ftfy
 
2012-11-03 08:49:17 PM
I forgot to add- daily caller ? yeah, I trust that pos
 
2012-11-03 08:50:00 PM
Black Democratic politician from Chicago.
You really didn't expect an above board by the rules campaign did you?
 
2012-11-03 08:50:40 PM

kimwim: US Law, 100 yards? In Connecticut it's 75 feet. Sorry subby, fail.


I just looked it up; in Texas its 100 feet:

Electioneering

Each early voting and election day polling place must be organized with 100 foot distance markers posted at surrounding outside entries to the building. During the voting period and inside this protected area, it is prohibited to electioneer, including expressing preference for or against any candidate, measure, or political party; per Sections 61.003 and 85.036 of the Code, a violation of this provision is a Class C misdemeanor. Id. §§ 61.003, 85.036. It is also prohibited to use a sound amplification device to electioneer within 1,000 feet of the early voting or election day polling place; per Section 61.004 of the Code, a violation of this provision is a Class C misdemeanor. Id. § 61.004. (Applicable to early voting under Section 81.002 of the Code.) Id. § 81.002.
 
2012-11-03 08:58:54 PM
Oh noes! NAACP members were wearing NAACP labeled clothing!
 
2012-11-03 09:07:42 PM

propasaurus: Oh noes! NAACP members were wearing NAACP labeled clothing!


Worse that that, they didn't hide the fact that they were black.
 
2012-11-03 09:17:32 PM
So where is the outrage when the teabaggers do it?

Linky
 
2012-11-03 09:33:40 PM
According to Eve Rockford, a poll watcher trained by voter integrity group True White the Vote
 
2012-11-03 09:46:01 PM
They were socialistically giving out water instead of selling it!
 
2012-11-03 09:51:54 PM
i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-03 09:53:21 PM
I'm sorry subby, you apparently didn't get the memo. In Texas we purposefully go against or in direct conflict with Federal Law*

Since 1/20/09

/yes I know the headline is inaccurate
 
2012-11-03 09:56:28 PM
This could be the thing that makes TX go Dem, so this must be STOPPED.
 
2012-11-03 09:57:13 PM

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Here's the one I made today
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2012-11-03 09:58:40 PM

hillbillypharmacist: NewportBarGuy: [i49.tinypic.com image 850x583]

Ha!
Here's the one I made today
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I don't know what it is, but even the bad pictures of him are awesome.
 
2012-11-03 10:05:48 PM

propasaurus: hillbillypharmacist: NewportBarGuy: [i49.tinypic.com image 850x583]

Ha!
Here's the one I made today
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I don't know what it is, but even the bad pictures of him are awesome.


I felt the exact same was about this girl when we were in seventh grade.
 
2012-11-03 10:12:14 PM

CreamFilling: I felt the exact same was about this girl when we were in seventh grade.



You're cute.
 
2012-11-03 10:26:01 PM
Dude, I voted on friday - in very rapeublican harris county, tx - and there were signs and stuff right up to the front door of the polling place.

It's just going to sting a little tuesday night. Tell yourself it was ACORN or something, that'll make it easier to swallow.
 
2012-11-03 11:28:24 PM

propasaurus: Oh noes! NAACP members were wearing NAACP labeled clothing!


...yeah, actually, that might be grounds to ask them to flip the T-Shirt. And, yes, I think they probably should have, if the request was made by a poll worker.

Handing out bottled water is iffy. Pretty definite no-no if it has an organization or political logo. Ditto if not given to anyone asking. Even then... might fall under the laws covering giving someone something for voting, which I understand is banned even if it's not for voting a particular way.

There may also be some rules as to where entry to the "polling station" is exactly defined. Lines can sometimes run longer, out into the partisan-allowed zone.
 
2012-11-03 11:44:11 PM

abb3w: propasaurus: Oh noes! NAACP members were wearing NAACP labeled clothing!

...yeah, actually, that might be grounds to ask them to flip the T-Shirt. And, yes, I think they probably should have, if the request was made by a poll worker.

Handing out bottled water is iffy. Pretty definite no-no if it has an organization or political logo. Ditto if not given to anyone asking. Even then... might fall under the laws covering giving someone something for voting, which I understand is banned even if it's not for voting a particular way.

There may also be some rules as to where entry to the "polling station" is exactly defined. Lines can sometimes run longer, out into the partisan-allowed zone.


So those "I voted" stickers are illegal? Damn, I wanted one!

Also, the section of Texas law that I cited earlier was clear: no electioneering inside the 100 foot markers. Outside that 100 feet, fair game.
 
2012-11-03 11:58:12 PM
Sorry, subby. In Virginia, the boundary is 40 feet from any entrance to a polling place.

I used to vote at a school where people would stand just outside the legal boundary handing out party "voting guides." They would hand one of these to you, you would walk into the school and immediately an election volunteer would start yelling at you because you're not supposed to have the campaign literature in public view. It was literally 10 seconds between the time it was handed to you and the time you got chewed out for having it in your hand.

God Bless Democracy.
 
2012-11-04 12:09:18 AM
Rockford received a phone call from downtown telling her to "stand down."

"All of the sudden one of the clerks, Dayan Cohen, said that someone wanted to speak to me on the phone. It was someone from downtown. I got on the phone and she said she was from downtown and that I needed to stand down and that it was okay for the NAACP to be within 100 ft. and they could hand out water.


was it Petula Clark?

"I told her that the NAACP was inside the building, wearing the NAACP clothing and caps"

the horror.
 
2012-11-04 12:13:26 AM

cameroncrazy1984: So those "I voted" stickers are illegal? Damn, I wanted one!


As IAmNotALawyer understand, they're allowed since it's given by the state, rather than a private 3rd party; probably also a "de minimus non curat lex" level gift.
 
2012-11-04 12:19:55 AM
pics or it didn't happen
 
2012-11-04 12:23:52 AM
I served as a poll monitor in Detroit for Election Protection in 2004 and we were allowed to be in the polls temporarily if asked to assist by a voter. Our shirts had a ton of non-profit logos on them--mostly lefty-labor but not all. Mostly we stood outside the external door but I did have to intervene with a Republican lawyer who was getting challenge happy harassing with older frail black female voters. Everyone I worked with was nice and professional that day except for that one prick-ass prick. Had to call another lawyer in to counter his actions.
 
2012-11-04 12:27:53 AM
FTFA: I got on the phone and she said she was from downtown and that I needed to stand down

Some nebulous "downtown" figure? If people were advocating for their candidate inside the polling station then she should have called the local police or county sheriff's office. If this is bonafide, why did she not do that? The story just stops.
 
2012-11-04 12:39:53 AM
Handing out refreshments is not a violation of the restrictions for campaigning at the polls. Neither is talking about how you would vote or whom you support. You may not display campaign materials or solicit votes within xx feet of a polling station (your mileage may vary.)

True the Vote is a voter suppression group and deserves no attention from anyone.
 
2012-11-04 01:44:04 AM
ginandbacon: True the Vote is a voter suppression group and deserves no attention from anyone.
 
2012-11-04 02:49:55 AM
You heard it here folks, Texas is now a swing state that might break for Obama.
 
2012-11-04 02:52:45 AM
Ok subby, if Obama wins Texas we will get right on investigating this.
 
2012-11-04 02:53:22 AM
No funny black berets and batons?

Sad face.
 
2012-11-04 02:55:31 AM

Fark Me To Tears: Sorry, subby. In Virginia, the boundary is 40 feet from any entrance to a polling place.

I used to vote at a school where people would stand just outside the legal boundary handing out party "voting guides." They would hand one of these to you, you would walk into the school and immediately an election volunteer would start yelling at you because you're not supposed to have the campaign literature in public view. It was literally 10 seconds between the time it was handed to you and the time you got chewed out for having it in your hand.

God Bless Democracy.


I'm an election officer in VA. Voters are allowed to wear/carry whatever election-related things they darn well want. They're not allowed to talk to other voters, the election officers, or the partisan observers about politics (*), although "Hey, how's your son doing" would be ok. But you're certainly allowed to carry the sample ballots in your hand.

Jokes are sort of ok. Joking about voting often, or about the paper ballot machine being a shredder. is nowhere in the same league as joking about having a bomb while at the airport, for example.

(*) especially the partisan observers, they're not allowed to start up conversations.

Remember folks, 90% of the stuff is volunteers and/or people making a cool $50-$150 a day for this. Throw in thousands of lawyers, vigilantes, etc., and it's amazing our elections proceed as well as they do.
 
2012-11-04 02:57:49 AM

stpickrell: Remember folks, 90% of the stuff is volunteers and/or people making a cool $50-$150 a day for this. Throw in thousands of lawyers, vigilantes, etc., and it's amazing our elections proceed as well as they do.


Shiat, the Black Panthers do that for free yo.

In AZ and GA 'volunteers' (partisan hacks) are not allowed within 100 yards of the building.
 
2012-11-04 03:03:37 AM
there is absolutely no evidence this occurred and judging by how it's only being reported on prestigious sites like brietbart and townhall I'm going to call that this story is 100% legit so you should vote for Romney suck it libs
 
2012-11-04 03:04:12 AM

ShawnDoc: You heard it here folks, Texas is now a swing state that might break for Obama.


If they keep seducing software companies into their state, it damn well will be.
 
2012-11-04 03:04:50 AM
Do republicans really not know what google is? Here is a map of the Montgomery county, the county Houston TX is in, early voting locations http://co.montgomery.tx.us/election/pdf/EV2012.pdf?ts=1023345692 . No where on this map is the address referenced in the article.
 
2012-11-04 03:08:12 AM
Lots of concern in these here parts.
 
2012-11-04 03:11:47 AM

jonnnney: Do republicans really not know what google is? Here is a map of the Montgomery county, the county Houston TX is in, early voting locations http://co.montgomery.tx.us/election/pdf/EV2012.pdf?ts=1023345692 . No where on this map is the address referenced in the article.


nice try lib
 
2012-11-04 03:13:39 AM

jonnnney: Do republicans really not know what google is? Here is a map of the Montgomery county, the county Houston TX is in, early voting locations http://co.montgomery.tx.us/election/pdf/EV2012.pdf?ts=1023345692 . No where on this map is the address referenced in the article.


OMG you didn't find this address on your computer?????

Call MSNBC!! Breaking News!!!
 
2012-11-04 03:14:25 AM
"I told her that the NAACP was inside the building, wearing the NAACP clothing and caps"

www.reviewsbyjessewave.com
 
2012-11-04 03:14:26 AM
The people reporting this are a tea party group that has sent letters to voters telling them can't vote. They intimidate voters at the polls.

Google True the Vote.
 
2012-11-04 03:17:35 AM

starsrift: ShawnDoc: You heard it here folks, Texas is now a swing state that might break for Obama.

If they keep seducing software companies into their state, it damn well will be.


Seducing?

I can see them running late night tv ads with sultry and scantly clad women:

"Come on down to Texas."

"We'll let you scrum your db in our oracle until you compile. "
 
2012-11-04 03:18:57 AM
Do we even have federal statutes about voting?

I'd imagine as long as a state shows up with a full slate of electors, federal law is reasonably quiet about the actual polling. (As distinct from campaigning, which crosses state lines by definition).
 
2012-11-04 03:20:54 AM
Hey, I'd like one of you lawyer types with a GED in law to help me out here. I live in Mississippi, where they tried to pass a voter ID law. It hasn't been implemented yet because the DoJ has to review it first before it can take effect (due to Mississippi's long history of disenfranchising certain segments of the population). The secretary of state and governor have both made ambiguous statements with the purposeful intention of confusing people as to whether or not a photo ID is necessary to vote during this election (it isn't).

What should I do if the blue-haired old biatches down at the church I vote in ask me for a photo ID? Is it legal for me to record them? Who should I report them to?
 
2012-11-04 03:20:55 AM

MurphyMurphy: starsrift: ShawnDoc: You heard it here folks, Texas is now a swing state that might break for Obama.

If they keep seducing software companies into their state, it damn well will be.

Seducing?

I can see them running late night tv ads with sultry and scantly clad women:

"Come on down to Texas."

"We'll let you scrum your db in our oracle until you compile. "


Busty chicks on mechanical bulls, with "continuous integration" flashing on the screen.
 
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