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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

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


Ha!
Here's the one I made today
i291.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-03 09:58:40 PM

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

Ha!
Here's the one I made today
[i291.photobucket.com image 570x377]


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
[i291.photobucket.com image 570x377]

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.
 
2012-11-04 03:22:42 AM
I'm not taking Town Hall's word on anything.
 
2012-11-04 03:23:53 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.


The location is legit even if the story is bullshiat. It's Harris County. The street name is Montgomery.

Link
 
2012-11-04 03:26:11 AM

James F. Campbell: I live in Mississippi, where they tried to pass a voter ID law.


Identification is a lame way to identify someone.

James F. Campbell: The secretary of state and governor have both made ambiguous statements with the purposeful intention of confusing people


Citation?

James F. Campbell: 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?


You are asking what to do if an old lady asks if you will show ID (the same thing ppl want to see for cigs, booze, tickets at will call etc)? Is this type of conflict resolution so insurmountable you ask FARK for help????

Please, just don't vote.
 
2012-11-04 03:31:56 AM

James F. Campbell: 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?


MS is a one-party consent state for recording. As far as to whom you report them to, I think it's the Board of Elections.

/As if they will do anything.
//Fellow Mississippian. Hey y'all!
 
2012-11-04 03:32:38 AM
BOTTLED WATER AT A POLLING STATION? SERVED BY BLACKS???
images.sodahead.com 
 
2012-11-04 03:33:43 AM

stpickrell: 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.


I hate having to run the gauntlet of those fools just to vote. I find if I square up my shoulders, scowl, and walk fast they don't try too hard to hand me a "sample" ballot. What I want to do is kick them.
 
2012-11-04 03:35:08 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.


Houston is Harris County, but there's a small part of it that slops over into Montgomery. "6719 W. Montgomery Road, Houston" pops this in Google Maps. Looks like there's plenty at that address, including an early voting site.

Stop trying to make Democrats look like idiots.
 
2012-11-04 03:35:47 AM

dookdookdook: BOTTLED WATER AT A POLLING STATION? SERVED BY BLACKS???
[images.sodahead.com image 350x273]


Manufactured racism is fun.
 
2012-11-04 03:36:45 AM

ginandbacon: 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. .


How about moving your supporters to the front of the line?
 
2012-11-04 03:39:30 AM
Well, doubtless these were some of Presifart F. Fartsein Fartetoro Fartfarta's personal legion of stormtroopers, which is why these True The Vote shiat wizards chose to go snivel to Clownhall rather than risk ending up like Vince Foster by just calling the cops.
 
2012-11-04 03:41:42 AM

3_Butt_Cheeks: Manufactured racism is fun.


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

 
2012-11-04 03:43:29 AM
Everyone knows laws only apply to white people nowadays.
 
2012-11-04 03:44:18 AM

Katolu: stpickrell: 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.

I hate having to run the gauntlet of those fools just to vote. I find if I square up my shoulders, scowl, and walk fast they don't try too hard to hand me a "sample" ballot. What I want to do is kick them.


I just tell them they're a cancer on society and they usually stop pushing their stuff.
 
2012-11-04 03:46:21 AM
I couldn't be any more ready for this election to be over.

Now, Pink Floyd, interact with the THC and alcohol in my brain and transport me to wonderful places.

/its beautiful!
 
2012-11-04 03:47:33 AM

A Dark Evil Omen: Well, doubtless these were some of Presifart F. Fartsein Fartetoro Fartfarta's personal legion of stormtroopers, which is why these True The Vote shiat wizards chose to go snivel to Clownhall rather than risk ending up like Vince Foster by just calling the cops.


You already have your Ph.D in epic spinning, really no need to break it out here.

log_jammin: 3_Butt_Cheeks: Manufactured racism is fun.


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


Oh look, another racist.

Pro-tip for the racially handicapped: Not every person associated with the NAACP is BLACK. But stereotyping is great fun.

*screencap* !
 
2012-11-04 03:49:52 AM
cdn.inquisitr.com
 
2012-11-04 03:52:51 AM

3_Butt_Cheeks: Pro-tip for the racially handicapped: Not every person associated with the NAACP is BLACK. But stereotyping is great fun.


riiiiight. which is why he made a point of saying that over and over. No dog whistle there. no sir.

But I have to admit. I love how you always bum rush a thread to scream about "OMG! TEH RACE CARD! YOU THE REAL RACSIT!" It's pretty much all you post.

3_Butt_Cheeks: *screencap* !


*don't care*!
 
2012-11-04 03:53:41 AM

Ed Finnerty: [cdn.inquisitr.com image 475x275]


That Liz Warren thinks she gets 3 votes for being Cherokee??
 
2012-11-04 03:55:15 AM

log_jammin: 3_Butt_Cheeks: Pro-tip for the racially handicapped: Not every person associated with the NAACP is BLACK. But stereotyping is great fun.

riiiiight. which is why he made a point of saying that over and over. No dog whistle there. no sir.


Doubling down on the racism....hmmm, really NOT promoting your cause here.
 
2012-11-04 03:58:08 AM

3_Butt_Cheeks: Doubling down on the racism....hmmm, really NOT promoting your cause here.


"I love how you always bum rush a thread to scream about "OMG! TEH RACE CARD! YOU THE REAL RACSIT!" It's pretty much all you post."

/*screencap*!
 
2012-11-04 04:06:12 AM

3_Butt_Cheeks: Doubling down on the racism....hmmm, really NOT promoting your cause here.


You're a caricature of willful ignorance.
 
2012-11-04 04:07:56 AM

3_Butt_Cheeks: Um, you posted a clearly racist statement. Trying to deflect it now with spin and wharrgarble changes nothing.

Trying to convince yourself that is wasn't a shiatty thing to say is normal, but prob. not the best idea to post it online.



yes. I did post a clearly racist statement. It was a quote from the article. Thanks for proving my point!
 
2012-11-04 04:07:59 AM

JohnnyC: 3_Butt_Cheeks: Doubling down on the racism....hmmm, really NOT promoting your cause here.

You're a caricature of willful ignorance.


And you seem to support your buddy's racist ideas. Cool.
 
2012-11-04 04:08:48 AM
100 FEET, bottles of water are now "goodies" and an NAACP shirt is a vote for Obama?

/if you're not inside to vote or operate the poll, stay out
//Obama has zero chance of winning Texas
 
2012-11-04 04:09:04 AM

3_Butt_Cheeks: JohnnyC: 3_Butt_Cheeks: Doubling down on the racism....hmmm, really NOT promoting your cause here.

You're a caricature of willful ignorance.

And you seem to support your buddy's racist ideas. Cool.


Thanks for proving me right. Keep it up chucklehead.
 
2012-11-04 04:10:27 AM

moothemagiccow: Obama has zero chance of winning Texas


Which actually doesn't matter at all.
 
2012-11-04 04:12:14 AM

log_jammin: 3_Butt_Cheeks: Um, you posted a clearly racist statement. Trying to deflect it now with spin and wharrgarble changes nothing.

Trying to convince yourself that is wasn't a shiatty thing to say is normal, but prob. not the best idea to post it online.


yes. I did post a clearly racist statement. It was a quote from the article. Thanks for proving my point!


You rarely have a point. However, it seems the quote was from someone else. Mea culpa.

dookdookdook: BOTTLED WATER AT A POLLING STATION? SERVED BY BLACKS???


Not our quote, so I stand corrected on that.
 
2012-11-04 04:13:11 AM
This is just too funny. 3_Butt_Cheeks: tries to say I'm a racist because I posted a quote from the guy in the article, therefore proving that he MUST think the guy in the article is obviously a racist since he's the one who actually said it!

wrap that shiat up in a bow.
 
2012-11-04 04:16:03 AM

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


This is amazing and shall be stolen post-haste.
 
2012-11-04 04:16:30 AM

3_Butt_Cheeks: dookdookdook: BOTTLED WATER AT A POLLING STATION? SERVED BY BLACKS???

Not our quote, so I stand corrected on that.



no no no...you knew that wasn't my quote. You know I posted "I told her that the NAACP was inside the building, wearing the NAACP clothing and caps". which you said was "clearly racist".

so you and I agree the guy in the article is clearly a racist.

own it.
 
2012-11-04 04:17:06 AM
///early reports of

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.


Google. Yeah I'll use an internet from SAN FRANCISCO over my dead body
 
2012-11-04 04:18:40 AM

JohnnyC: moothemagiccow: Obama has zero chance of winning Texas

Which actually doesn't matter at all.


It's good to see black people voting and drinking water, despite the storyteller's opinion to the contrary
 
2012-11-04 04:19:15 AM

log_jammin: no no no...you knew that wasn't my quote


If I had, I would not have publicly said otherwise after seeing my mistake.

log_jammin: You know I posted "I told her that the NAACP was inside the building, wearing the NAACP clothing and caps". which you said was "clearly racist"


Incorrect. I stated that assuming someone from the NAACP is BLACK is racist. And it is.

log_jammin: own it.


I have.
 
2012-11-04 04:22:56 AM
*Screencap*!



3_Butt_Cheeks: log_jammin: 3_Butt_Cheeks: Manufactured racism is fun.


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

Oh look, another racist.

Pro-tip for the racially handicapped: Not every person associated with the NAACP is BLACK. But stereotyping is great fun.

*screencap* !

 
2012-11-04 04:25:28 AM

log_jammin: *Screencap*!



3_Butt_Cheeks: log_jammin: 3_Butt_Cheeks: Manufactured racism is fun.


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

Oh look, another racist.

Pro-tip for the racially handicapped: Not every person associated with the NAACP is BLACK. But stereotyping is great fun.

*screencap* !


I may never recover.
 
2012-11-04 04:28:08 AM

moothemagiccow: It's good to see black people voting and drinking water, despite the storyteller's opinion to the contrary


I like it when people vote and drink water too. It really depends on the person and the situation as to whether or not I find it all that good to see people drinking water. Everyone should have good water to drink.

www.hitbytnt.com

You know what I mean?
 
2012-11-04 04:30:16 AM

3_Butt_Cheeks: Since you seem so unhappy, why stay in food service?


Few things in life actually matter.
Knowing who peed in my soup is something that remains important to me.
 
2012-11-04 04:31:30 AM

starsrift: 3_Butt_Cheeks: Since you seem so unhappy, why stay in food service?

Few things in life actually matter.
Knowing who peed in my soup is something that remains important to me.


At least you have priorities.
 
2012-11-04 04:36:19 AM

3_Butt_Cheeks: dookdookdook: BOTTLED WATER AT A POLLING STATION? SERVED BY BLACKS???
[images.sodahead.com image 350x273]

Manufactured racism is fun.


Almost as fun as manufactured outrage.
 
2012-11-04 04:44:12 AM
Late to the party, but it's 100 ft in CA.

/Campaign Manager/Statistician/Whatever
//Local
 
2012-11-04 04:44:30 AM

3_Butt_Cheeks: and so dissatisfied with themselves.


and racist. We're all racists just like that guy in the article. don't forget that.
 
2012-11-04 04:47:25 AM
*adjusts NAACP cap*
 
2012-11-04 05:08:44 AM
that's hilarious!
 
2012-11-04 05:13:14 AM
better then throwing away ballots, now isn't it....
 
2012-11-04 05:19:19 AM
not to play the "b-b-both sides are bad" card or anything

but, here in FL, I've seen with my own eyes, church signs that said "A vote for Obama is a vote for Hell" and "Liberals make jesus cry"
 
2012-11-04 05:27:39 AM

Rreal: not to play the "b-b-both sides are bad" card or anything

but, here in FL, I've seen with my own eyes, church signs that said "A vote for Obama is a vote for Hell" and "Liberals make jesus cry"


This Obama fellow sounds very 'metal'. What does he play?
 
2012-11-04 05:46:05 AM
Get a room, you two!
 
2012-11-04 06:01:18 AM

Somacandra: 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.


This is the Daily Caller. The chances that anything like what is described actually happened are infinitessimal.
And, of course, the story makes no sense.
 
2012-11-04 06:05:23 AM
So subby's "violation" is that they were wearing NAACP clothing? That's it? Sure they talked about flying to DC to promote Obama, but I see no mention of them doing that in this story. They wore the clothes, which aren't political, and handed out water. Not sure where the 'moving people to the front of the line' thing comes into play, but the story is pretty vague there. As your submission stands, Subby, your premise fails. Unless you're playing the racist angle and assuming that a person who supports the NAACP is going to automatically vote for Obama. Sounds a little bit 'you people' for a party that tries to convince the world on an hourly basis that they are not racist and would NEVER make an assumption based on the color of one's skin.

So glad this got greenlit, I'm sure it was FAR more worthy than every other submission.
 
2012-11-04 06:10:36 AM
My bad. It's not the Daily KKKaller" - it's KKKlownhall.
Same shiat. More desperate lies from the panicking, defeated Right. There will be a hundred of these made up stories in the next two days. And one or two legit ones - but we won't have any way of knowing most of the time. This is obviously fake because the story makes no sense, and has factual errors. Most we see will be more obscure.
 
2012-11-04 06:17:41 AM

Mikey1969: So subby's "violation" is that they were wearing NAACP clothing? That's it? Sure they talked about flying to DC to promote Obama, but I see no mention of them doing that in this story. They wore the clothes, which aren't political, and handed out water. Not sure where the 'moving people to the front of the line' thing comes into play, but the story is pretty vague there. As your submission stands, Subby, your premise fails. Unless you're playing the racist angle and assuming that a person who supports the NAACP is going to automatically vote for Obama. Sounds a little bit 'you people' for a party that tries to convince the world on an hourly basis that they are not racist and would NEVER make an assumption based on the color of one's skin.

So glad this got greenlit, I'm sure it was FAR more worthy than every other submission.


Mikey - the story is bullshiat. Who is this mysterious caller from "downtown" who told her to "stand down"?
If it was her bosses in the RW voter harreassment club she belongs to, there's no way they would have told her that if she had anything legit. Who else could it be? The Registrar of Voters? Why doesn't she say that?
And anyway, NOBODY has the authority to tell ANYBODY to "stand down" if they are observing a blatant violation of criminal law. Why didn't she just CALL A F**KING COP???
Because it didn't go down the way she said, is why.
 
2012-11-04 06:19:09 AM

Mikey1969: So subby's "violation" is that they were wearing NAACP clothing? That's it? Sure they talked about flying to DC to promote Obama, but I see no mention of them doing that in this story. They wore the clothes, which aren't political, and handed out water. Not sure where the 'moving people to the front of the line' thing comes into play, but the story is pretty vague there. As your submission stands, Subby, your premise fails. Unless you're playing the racist angle and assuming that a person who supports the NAACP is going to automatically vote for Obama. Sounds a little bit 'you people' for a party that tries to convince the world on an hourly basis that they are not racist and would NEVER make an assumption based on the color of one's skin.

So glad this got greenlit, I'm sure it was FAR more worthy than every other submission.


And the violation was "reported" by a group known for actual voter intimidation. More Rovian projection.
 
2012-11-04 06:23:05 AM

jso2897: Because it didn't go down the way she said, is why.


I think it went down exactly as it was said.

NAACP people showed up and handed out water to the voters. Angry racist voter suppressor guy starts loudly complaining that the NAACP people where wearing clothes that said "NAACP" on them and he heard the name "Obama". Voter workr person says "It's legal, but you can talk to my supervisor downtown". supervisor tells him to shove it. He whines to his townhall buddy. The end.
 
2012-11-04 06:32:05 AM

log_jammin: jso2897: Because it didn't go down the way she said, is why.

I think it went down exactly as it was said.

NAACP people showed up and handed out water to the voters. Angry racist voter suppressor guy starts loudly complaining that the NAACP people where wearing clothes that said "NAACP" on them and he heard the name "Obama". Voter workr person says "It's legal, but you can talk to my supervisor downtown". supervisor tells him to shove it. He whines to his townhall buddy. The end.


Well, yeah, but you are cutting through the hyperbole to the mere facts of the matter, and that's cheating. I'm also sure that some elderly and handicapped people who couldn't stand in line for hours were helped to the front - happens at my polling place when it's busy all the time.
But what she twists all that into would constitute criminal bahavior if it was as she described it.
The truth is, there WILL be hanky-panky at the polls this election - there always is some. Both sides will do it, and so will fringe groups. But the occasional legit stories will be hard to spot, bobbing up and down like little rubber ducks in an ocean of bullshiat yarns like this one.
 
2012-11-04 06:43:36 AM
Why does it feel like it's always republican's biatching about voter fraud, voter intimidation, etc. DNRTFA (Townhall and all) so I may be corrected, but does wearing a NAACP shirt automatically constitute vote for Obama? Also, my own experience from early voting last week in TX - I had two people, well within there legal bounds tell me to vote straight GOP. I'm thinking, this is Texas, how else am I going vote? So I voted straight Democrat. What I found interesting is that the voting machine still took me race by race to confirm who I was voting for. That's a good thing, but I don't remember that happening in the past. Of course, there was only one other time that I voted straight ticket - and that was GOP. I voted straight Democrat! That's how far the I feel the GOP has left me. Anyway. Also, noted that when I went to vote, at least half of the voters were pulling out their IDs and the volunteers were telling them to please put their IDs away. Seems that they wanted to ensure that no one could say that IDs were being asked for. There are people out there that just want you to vote, it doesn't matter who you vote for.

/steps off of soapbox.
 
2012-11-04 06:57:13 AM

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.


Bush dropped the criminal case.

Holder, in the civil case, allowed them to get away with a warning that basically said next time don't break the law.

The lack of pictures makes me think this is BS, but those clowns shouldn't have gotten away without punishment.
 
2012-11-04 07:17:23 AM

liam76: 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.

Bush dropped the criminal case.

Holder, in the civil case, allowed them to get away with a warning that basically said next time don't break the law.

The lack of pictures makes me think this is BS, but those clowns shouldn't have gotten away without punishment.


That's the irony - there will be legit stories - but they will be lost in the noise of a thousand bullshiat stories like this one.
 
2012-11-04 07:26:38 AM

3_Butt_Cheeks: James F. Campbell: I live in Mississippi, where they tried to pass a voter ID law.

Identification is a lame way to identify someone.

James F. Campbell: The secretary of state and governor have both made ambiguous statements with the purposeful intention of confusing people

Citation?

James F. Campbell: 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?

You are asking what to do if an old lady asks if you will show ID (the same thing ppl want to see for cigs, booze, tickets at will call etc)? Is this type of conflict resolution so insurmountable you ask FARK for help????

Please, just don't vote.


The standard rightwing response. They genuinely believe it's irresponsible/immoral/dishonest/criminal to vote for a non-Republican.
 
2012-11-04 07:31:07 AM
NewportBarGuy: mad called.gif

That's fantastic.
 
2012-11-04 07:31:42 AM
What's wrongs with NAACP logos? I don't think they're that partisan. I mean, Romney gave a speech to them - I think it went over very well.

/He did warn them about giving stuff away, and that he wouldn't do it
//Maybe he's a profit
 
2012-11-04 07:36:28 AM

TommyDeuce: What's wrongs with NAACP logos? I don't think they're that partisan. I mean, Romney gave a speech to them - I think it went over very well.

/He did warn them about giving stuff away, and that he wouldn't do it
//Maybe he's a profit


What the teabagger was actually biatching about was black people in the polling station
 
2012-11-04 07:45:42 AM

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


By odd coincidence an outrage topic for conservative talk radio yesterday was a Texas woman denied entry to a polling place for wearing a 'vote the bible' shirt. This story is perfectly in line with the accuse the accusers tact beaten to death by their cult members here so color me skeptical on this one.
 
2012-11-04 07:46:17 AM

Mr. Breeze: ginandbacon: 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. .

How about moving your supporters to the front of the line?


That's what you add to the story when it's not outragey enough.
 
2012-11-04 07:50:24 AM

Carlip: are these the same folks two guys from the black panthers New Black Panthers, a fringe group condemned by actual Black Panthers that were standing outside polls one polling place in Philadelphia with clubs one of them holding a homemade billy club during the 2008 elections that got their charges dropped by Eric Holder Justice Dept officials?

 

Behold, a photo of the worst voter-intimidation crisis in U.S. history (shortly before cops made the guy with the billy club leave):
votingamerican.files.wordpress.com

Why, it makes that overblown incident in a different Philadelphia seem quite minor by comparison!
 
2012-11-04 07:53:07 AM

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.


Wow, it only took 3 posts for someone to utterly go galactic fail.
 
2012-11-04 07:55:05 AM

shotglasss: Wow, it only took 3 posts for someone to utterly go galactic fail.


OK, who let a 19 year old from the year 2008 in here?
 
2012-11-04 08:08:55 AM
During the last election in Virginia, some guy had painted a facsimile of the "hope" poster on a huge plywood sign and stuck it to the side of his van. He parked it on the outer edges of the parking lot. I got there early, and the funniest thing was this: there was a small group of Republicans walking side by side, step by step, making sure it was 100 feet away. When I left the polls (they were pretty busy), they were doing it again.

The funniest part: the van was probably something like 250 feet away.
 
2012-11-04 08:12:19 AM
Here's the TL/DR version of the article

content8.flixster.com
 
2012-11-04 08:14:15 AM

jimmajim: Behold, a photo of the worst voter-intimidation crisis in U.S. history......


The Washington Post's analysis of the event here, and the video here. Watch for yourself as two black men answer the questions they're asked before cruelly turn away to ignore their terrified challenger with the camera phone. It's Zapruder all over again.
 
2012-11-04 08:15:14 AM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: there was a small group of Republicans walking side by side, step by step, making sure it was 100 feet away.


Probably practicing their goose-stepping.

j/k
 
2012-11-04 08:17:30 AM
www.texasfred.net

United Nations-affiliated Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe will deploy election monitors from Europe and central Asia to polling places around the U.S. looking for voter suppression activities by conservative groups, a concern raised by civil rights groups during a meeting this week, according to a report on Saturday.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), among other groups, warned this month in a letter to Daan Everts, a senior official with OSCE, of "a coordinated political effort to disenfranchise millions of Americans - particularly traditionally disenfranchised groups like minorities."
 
2012-11-04 08:18:03 AM

liam76: 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.

Bush dropped the criminal case.

Holder, in the civil case, allowed them to get away with a warning that basically said next time don't break the law.

The lack of pictures makes me think this is BS, but those clowns shouldn't have gotten away without punishment.


"No complaints were filed by voters about the incident, although poll watchers witnessed some voters approach the polls and then turn away, apparently in response to the New Black Panther Party members."

You need quite a bit of evidence to convict these days, and there basically wasn't any besides the internet video, and things from the internet are basically meaningless to the courts because...well I don't know why and it's stupid.

But there ya go.

Not knowing the details (because fark Townhall) I will give them the benefit of the doubt and assume this is indeed illegal and should be punished. So are the metric farkton of voter suppression attempts by the Republicans.

Feel free to explain to me why both will be completely ignored by the FEC.
 
2012-11-04 08:18:32 AM

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

Worse that that, they didn't hide the fact that they were black.


Exactly, there is no honest way to read that "article" and not understand it as (horrified scream) "Uppity black people dare to participate in our political process! OMG! We must take our country back right now!"
 
2012-11-04 08:30:08 AM
Subby, you got me to click the link with false promises of vote swaying. Instead what happened is that NAACP people showed up and gave out water. They can talk to each other about who they plan to vote for. You are an idiot.

BTW, at least in Wisconsin, I work the polls. I usually am in charge of registration of new voters. In that instance, once a new voter and I complete their paperwork, I walk them over to the pollworker who is working the poll book and I go ahead of everyone else in line. We do that all the time with new voters.

You suck subby. Not in a good way (like a $2 whore).
 
2012-11-04 08:31:45 AM
I'm not a Republican, but am the type of liberal that shares in common with them the trait of constant pants-wetting fear and reflexive outrage and was unmanned and dismayed upon voting in the local church and seeing the walls muraled in a childish rendition of the Noah's Ark story which I felt was an extremely provocative, underhanded but aggressive promotion of the GOP. Caused an instant anxiety attack which left me physically incapable of voting for my preferred candidate. So don't pretend like Republicans aren't guilty of voter intimidation tactics.
 
2012-11-04 08:34:13 AM

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: charges dropped by Eric Holder?


People actually do this? Just go on the internet and lie?
 
2012-11-04 08:46:04 AM
Wearing NAACP clothing and caps isn't advocating for a candidate or political party,has anyone pointed that out?
 
2012-11-04 08:46:11 AM
cdn.uproxx.com
 
2012-11-04 08:47:07 AM
Basically there are three things that the article is saying that the NAACP people are doing:

1) Wearing NAACP shirts.
2) Talking about flying people to Ohio to vote.
3) Handing out water
4) Talking about Obama (no specifics)
5) Moving people in front of the line.

Frankly I agree that this is a (very) mild violation of the law, and I don't understand why they didn't just call the police and have them removed. Saying that, if I was voting in that location I would be PISSED if they started cutting people in line. It seems to me that activity would cost Obama votes and the other stuff really wouldn't help Obama.
 
2012-11-04 08:47:41 AM

NewportBarGuy:


WOW goddammitsomuch you owe me a new keyboard!

/I actually choked on the water I was drinking. That's funny!
 
2012-11-04 08:51:30 AM
The UN election watcher gave them a stern warning then did nothing.
 
2012-11-04 08:53:03 AM

LucklessWonder: [cdn.uproxx.com image 624x412]


Ha,ha. Last night one of my kids sat in the floor to carefully explain to our dogs that Romney straps dogs to the roof of his car, but Obama loves his dog. I love when they have conversations with the dogs. I hope they don't outgrow that any time soon.
 
2012-11-04 08:55:04 AM

Mr. Breeze: ginandbacon: 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. .

How about moving your supporters to the front of the line?


People are routinely moved to the front of the line for various reasons. I just came from a meeting on Friday (for pollworkers) and one of the things we discussed is moving people with walkers to the front of the line. Also, like I mentioned earlier, when I register a new voter, I take the new voter and butt in front of the line and they get to go because they were in line earlier and had to get out of line to vote. So yeah, there's that.
 
2012-11-04 08:55:29 AM

Aldon: Basically there are three things that the article is saying that the NAACP people are doing:

1) Wearing NAACP shirts.
2) Talking about flying people to Ohio to vote.
3) Handing out water
4) Talking about Obama (no specifics)
5) Moving people in front of the line.

Frankly I agree that this is a (very) mild violation of the law, and I don't understand why they didn't just call the police and have them removed. Saying that, if I was voting in that location I would be PISSED if they started cutting people in line. It seems to me that activity would cost Obama votes and the other stuff really wouldn't help Obama.


Someone up thread noted that sometimes the very elderly and the handicapped are moved to the front of the line. The poster speculated that this is actually what happened. I really don't think you would be pissed if an 88 year old woman leaning on a walker were moved to the front of the line.
 
2012-11-04 09:01:52 AM

Jackson Herring: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: charges dropped by Eric Holder?

People actually do this? Just go on the internet and lie?


As a millionaire cowboy astronaut, I'm outraged by this.
 
2012-11-04 09:01:53 AM

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


Yeah, mega-subby fail. Here in NC it's nowhere near 100 yards either. More like 75-100' from the entrance to the polling station.
 
2012-11-04 09:02:30 AM

TheBigJerk: liam76: 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.

Bush dropped the criminal case.

Holder, in the civil case, allowed them to get away with a warning that basically said next time don't break the law.

The lack of pictures makes me think this is BS, but those clowns shouldn't have gotten away without punishment.

"No complaints were filed by voters about the incident, although poll watchers witnessed some voters approach the polls and then turn away, apparently in response to the New Black Panther Party members."

You need quite a bit of evidence to convict these days, and there basically wasn't any besides the internet video, and things from the internet are basically meaningless to the courts because...well I don't know why and it's stupid.


To convict in a criminal case, yes. In the civil case the state won and went after no real damages.


TheBigJerk: Not knowing the details (because fark Townhall) I will give them the benefit of the doubt and assume this is indeed illegal and should be punished. So are the metric farkton of voter suppression attempts by the Republicans.




Smells like BS to me. If what this person is complaining of is true they would have names and photos.


Feel free to explain to me why both will be completely ignored by the FEC

No idea.
 
2012-11-04 09:05:29 AM

PanicMan: Jackson Herring: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: charges dropped by Eric Holder?

People actually do this? Just go on the internet and lie?

As a millionaire cowboy astronaut, I'm outraged by this.


My mircopenis and I completely agree
 
2012-11-04 09:13:02 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 got a lefty one in the mail for the first time ever. Apparently I wasn't the only one to notice the advent of local voter guides: other election judges mentioned it, too, and how they didn't understand the effort when we'd have to tell people to put them away anyways.
 
2012-11-04 09:16:21 AM

stpickrell: 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.


In CO we have to make people in political shirts cover them or turn them inside out. Only happens like once a day (75% mail-in voters), but it does kinda make me feel like a teacher enforcing a dress code when it does.
 
2012-11-04 09:16:33 AM
I don't think its 100 yards.

But it's definitely not suppose to be inside the polling place.
 
2012-11-04 09:20:35 AM
Oh, but even here on CO, I wouldn't consider a NAACP shirt automatically political. If even one person complained, I'd ask them to cover it, though.
 
2012-11-04 09:21:00 AM
Why do they think the NAACPs were for Obama? All the good things that have ever happened to the NAACPs have been done by republicans. Only an ignorant NAACP would vote democrat.
 
2012-11-04 09:22:27 AM

Jackson Herring: PanicMan: Jackson Herring: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: charges dropped by Eric Holder?

People actually do this? Just go on the internet and lie?

As a millionaire cowboy astronaut, I'm outraged by this.

My mircopenis and I completely agree


I asked around here at NASA and we all agree it's perfectly normal and you have nothing to be ashamed of. Also, stop sending us pictures.
 
2012-11-04 09:23:03 AM
It is okay when the democrats do it.
Haven't you learned that yet?
 
2012-11-04 09:24:55 AM

jonnnney: Do republicans really not know what google is? Here is a map of the Montgomery county, the county Houston TX is in (snip)


Someone who can't use Google well enough to figure out the correct county is complaining that someone else can't use Google?
 
2012-11-04 09:25:27 AM
I got the local Tea Party screed on an upcoming mil tax levy increase in the mail Friday. They love outsourcing public services like police and fire.They also want to micromanage the benefits of approximately 15 employees. Sorry baggers, You're Norquist agenda is not welcome and needs to go. Also, I got a free bottle of water with a Tea Party label. I guess they're ok with spending money on shilling for their cause.
 
2012-11-04 09:25:41 AM
If I was wearing a shirt that said "Ban Ignorance" would I be electioneering against any specific party or candidate? Please commence the discussion.
 
2012-11-04 09:28:28 AM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: During the last election in Virginia, some guy had painted a facsimile of the "hope" poster on a huge plywood sign and stuck it to the side of his van. He parked it on the outer edges of the parking lot. I got there early, and the funniest thing was this: there was a small group of Republicans walking side by side, step by step, making sure it was 100 feet away. When I left the polls (they were pretty busy), they were doing it again.

The funniest part: the van was probably something like 250 feet away.


Heh. Our county clerk orders a 100' roll of surveyor's marking tape for every polling place. No need to pace anything out when hanging the signs, and you can quickly settle disputes all day.
 
2012-11-04 09:33:57 AM
Just checked: 25 Feet from the door in my state. My polling place is a church, and there are always at least a dozen folks milling around trying to get their last minute campaigning in. I just smile and walk past them.

Also, I have nothing but respect for the poll workers. I guess once you get a few years on you, they stop looking like "blue haired old biatches".

As an aside: If I make it long enough, I am hoping to become a "blue haired old biatch" myself. Baby blue, with bright pink ends.
 
2012-11-04 09:45:13 AM
It is okay when the democrats do it.
Haven't you learned that yet?


i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-04 09:51:55 AM
Kentucky voting laws
117.235 Persons permitted in voting room -- Prohibited activities -- Exit polls permitted -- Maintenance of order -- Mock elections for school children.
(1) No person, other than the election officers, challengers, person assisting voters in accordance with KRS 117.255(3), and a minor child in the company of a voter, shall be permitted within the voting room while the vote is being polled, except as follows:
(a) For the purpose of voting;
(b) By authority of the election officers to keep order and enforce the law;
(c) With the express approval of the county board of elections to repair or replace voting equipment that is malfunctioning and to provide additional voting equipment; or
(d) At the voter's discretion, a minor child in the company of a voter may accompany the voter into a voting booth or other private area provided for casting a vote.
(2) No officer of election shall do any electioneering on election day.
(3) No person shall electioneer at the polling place on the day of any election, as established in KRS 118.025, within a distance of three hundred (300) feet of any entrance to a building in which a voting machine is located if that entrance is unlocked and is used by voters on election day, unless the fiscal court or legislative body of an urban-county, charter county, or consolidated local government, on a countywide basis, specifically prohibits electioneering on the day of any election by ordinance for a distance greater than three hundred (300) feet from the polling place.
 
2012-11-04 10:00:48 AM
I think the best part of this article is the lady angrily describing how all the poll workers just ignored her when she started ranting about black people being near the voters.

But don't worry, crazy bag lady, Townhall is there to take you seriously.
 
2012-11-04 10:04:40 AM

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


You missed the cumminist activity part. They were handing out water!
 
2012-11-04 10:08:00 AM

Xcott: I think the best part of this article is the lady angrily describing how all the poll workers just ignored her when she started ranting about black people being near the voters.

But don't worry, crazy bag lady, Townhall is there to take you seriously.


Anything Democrats do is OK, so shut up and live with it.
 
2012-11-04 10:13:04 AM

smitty04: Xcott: I think the best part of this article is the lady angrily describing how all the poll workers just ignored her when she started ranting about black people being near the voters.

But don't worry, crazy bag lady, Townhall is there to take you seriously.

Anything Democrats do is OK, so shut up and live with it.


Oh how I wish you'd take your own advice.
 
2012-11-04 10:16:57 AM

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.



TFA didn't say who asked them to flip their shirts. I suspect it was the observer.

NAACP clothing and materials are not a direct endorsement of a candidate. There is no grounds to ask them to change their clothing.
 
2012-11-04 10:20:16 AM
State voted in:
Texas

Previous states voted in:
New Jersey, Virginia, Florida

Languages ballots were available in:
English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Chinese. Given the ethnic breakdown of the area, kinda surprised that Hindu or Korean weren't available.

Crowd:
Maybe 2/3's "minorities" 1/3 white. Lots of blacks, Hispanics, Indian/Pakistani.

Signs:
In theory, Texas doesn't allow electioneering within 100' of the polling booth. In practice they pick a convenient fence line as the point. Hundreds of the crap assed yard signs (frankly, I consider them to be littering), including a lot on the polling places property. Now, I dislike having political signs on county property (sheriff's office building), but I really hate having election signs on the polling place property itself. If I was running things, any election signs would be banned from the polling places property.

Electioneering:
Wife of one of the judges running for office was engaging in electioneering on the people in line (up until the Magic Line which she couldn't cross). Was a bit rude. This is a huge peeve of mine; I don't care where the "magic line" is. If you're in line to vote there should be ZERO electioneering.

Texas likes to play games with voting booths; the more minorities or poor people in your district, the more restrictive the voting hours, number of machines, and ability of the location to handle the number of voters. My area had near zero parking and the early voting was generally 8 am to 4:30 pm (it's almost as if they wanted to exclude people who work).

Side note on signs... This year, these are the following presidential election signs I've seen.
One Obama bumper sticker
One Bush/Cheney bumper sticker

And that's about it.

Machines were a few years old but fairly well done; probably the best/better voting machines that I've used/seen.
 
2012-11-04 10:25:36 AM

3_Butt_Cheeks:
Pro-tip for the racially handicapped: Not every person associated with the NAACP is BLACK.


It's the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. You can read that over and over until it sinks in.
 
2012-11-04 10:30:51 AM

Krieghund: NAACP clothing and materials are not a direct endorsement of a candidate. There is no grounds to ask them to change their clothing.


If you are intimidated when surrounded by young black males wearing NAACP clothing while trying to vote, you are a bigot.
 
2012-11-04 10:31:59 AM

Satanic_Hamster: This is a huge peeve of mine; I don't care where the "magic line" is. If you're in line to vote there should be ZERO electioneering.


I would go further: it's incredibly rude to proselytize to anyone in a captive situation: in line, in an elevator, on a ski lift, etc. If people don't have the luxury of walking away from you, you shouldn't be trying to pitch them John Edwards or Jesus or Amway or anything.
 
2012-11-04 10:34:09 AM
Oh look a Townhall article with no citations, who'd a thunk that.
 
2012-11-04 10:34:34 AM
Where is the video of the incident? In today's age, you'd figure that she would use her cellphone and take video evidence.
 
2012-11-04 10:35:38 AM

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?


I love how this is the one an only incident that the right can point out of so called voter intimidation by the "left". Scary looking black guys standing outside of a polling station in a predominantly black neighborhood with a white chick walking in behind them. bogga bogga bogga
 
2012-11-04 10:39:18 AM

smitty04: Kentucky voting laws


Kentucky?
 
2012-11-04 10:40:29 AM

smitty04: If you are intimidated when surrounded by young black males wearing NAACP clothing while trying to vote, you are a bigot.


You seem to think you're being sarcastic... but you really aren't.
 
2012-11-04 10:47:16 AM
Hell, they changed the law in Arizona so you can wear whatever electioneering stuff you want in a polling place. They're not even pretending anymore here.
 
2012-11-04 10:53:06 AM
Townhall thinks black people are scary. I'm shocked.
 
2012-11-04 10:53:07 AM

smitty04: Krieghund: NAACP clothing and materials are not a direct endorsement of a candidate. There is no grounds to ask them to change their clothing.

If you are intimidated when surrounded by young black males wearing NAACP clothing while trying to vote, you are a bigot.


Yes, that's correct. No sarcasm. You are absolutely correct in that statement.
 
2012-11-04 11:01:43 AM
Last election my idiot brother got all flustered and voted for FUBU
 
2012-11-04 11:14:29 AM

3_Butt_Cheeks: Pro-tip for the racially handicapped: Not every person associated with the NAACP is BLACK. But stereotyping is great fun.


Don't be silly: if the NAACP volunteers were white, the crazy Townhall bag lady wouldn't have tried to alert the authorities.
 
2012-11-04 11:14:55 AM
That explains the three Romney-t-shirted people at early voting in central Florida on Friday. (No overt Obama-dressed folk.) Stay classy, repugs.
 
2012-11-04 11:19:04 AM

Xcott: 3_Butt_Cheeks: Pro-tip for the racially handicapped: Not every person associated with the NAACP is BLACK. But stereotyping is great fun.

Don't be silly: if the NAACP volunteers were white, the crazy Townhall bag lady wouldn't have tried to alert the authorities.


Take off your partisan hat and admit that no one should be able to loiter near a polling station unless you are a poll worker.
 
2012-11-04 11:19:07 AM

fustanella: That explains the three Romney-t-shirted people at early voting in central Florida on Friday. (No overt Obama-dressed folk.) Stay classy, repugs.


Obama supporter here. Why shouldn't they wear whatever they want?
 
2012-11-04 11:25:55 AM
Technically the NAACP can't formally support any candidate because they are a non-profit (not that that's stopped any non-profit before, ie Church groups).

In fact the NAACP left leanings if only a recent thing since the NAACP has a history of supporting Republicans. I guess the case could be made that the NAACP tends to support the "Party of the North" since they has been a role reversal between the Rep and Dems in the last 50 years, it used to be the Democrats where the party of the racist south, but now that has shifted to be the Republicans.
 
2012-11-04 11:32:20 AM

thurstonxhowell: Obama supporter here. Why shouldn't they wear whatever they want?


Most states (all?) don't allow you to wear election/candidate supporting clothing inside a polling place.
 
2012-11-04 11:40:43 AM

smitty04: Krieghund: NAACP clothing and materials are not a direct endorsement of a candidate. There is no grounds to ask them to change their clothing.

If you are intimidated when surrounded by young black males wearing NAACP clothing while trying to vote, you are a bigot.


I wonder if you would look at it that way if they were white? Just wondering? Some white tea party members go to rallys with guns displayed but you should be scared of a black man in a NAACP t-shirt?

/I would like to think that we could agree on something.
//I have been told that my view of the world is pretty optimistic.
 
2012-11-04 11:41:55 AM

Satanic_Hamster: thurstonxhowell: Obama supporter here. Why shouldn't they wear whatever they want?

Most states (all?) don't allow you to wear election/candidate supporting clothing inside a polling place.


Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech. It isn't that complicated to understand
 
2012-11-04 11:42:55 AM

cretinbob: pics or it didn't happen


True The Vote has million$ behind it, yet none of their pollwatchers had a cell phone with a camera?
 
2012-11-04 11:44:49 AM

smitty04: Xcott: 3_Butt_Cheeks: Pro-tip for the racially handicapped: Not every person associated with the NAACP is BLACK. But stereotyping is great fun.

Don't be silly: if the NAACP volunteers were white, the crazy Townhall bag lady wouldn't have tried to alert the authorities.

Take off your partisan hat and admit that no one should be able to loiter near a polling station unless you are a poll worker.


The NAACP people were handing out water and helping people to the front of the line (at my polling station, on Friday, we openly discussed helping older people with walkers, pregnant ladies and people with disabilities to the front of the line and not to mention people who just registered). Giving out water isn't a crime (unless you are black apparently). Non-story and you know it.
 
2012-11-04 11:53:57 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-04 12:03:22 PM
The Unlikely tag was busy at church?
 
2012-11-04 12:13:01 PM
But all those polling places inside churches with pro-life/anti-gay posters? Well that's just good ol', 'Murican freedom's what that is!
 
2012-11-04 12:13:14 PM

liam76: 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.

Bush dropped the criminal case.

Holder, in the civil case, allowed them to get away with a warning that basically said next time don't break the law.

The lack of pictures makes me think this is BS, but those clowns shouldn't have gotten away without punishment.


Uh, if the criminal charges were dropped, how exactly did they break the law?
 
2012-11-04 12:17:24 PM

thenewmissus: smitty04: Xcott: 3_Butt_Cheeks: Pro-tip for the racially handicapped: Not every person associated with the NAACP is BLACK. But stereotyping is great fun.

Don't be silly: if the NAACP volunteers were white, the crazy Townhall bag lady wouldn't have tried to alert the authorities.

Take off your partisan hat and admit that no one should be able to loiter near a polling station unless you are a poll worker.

The NAACP people were handing out water and helping people to the front of the line (at my polling station, on Friday, we openly discussed helping older people with walkers, pregnant ladies and people with disabilities to the front of the line and not to mention people who just registered). Giving out water isn't a crime (unless you are black apparently). Non-story and you know it.


Would you feel the same way about the Skin Heads doing the same?
 
2012-11-04 12:18:00 PM

furiousxgeorge: Ok subby, if Obama wins Texas we will get right on investigating this.


There be no need for an investigation as every Republican's head in the country will explode.
 
2012-11-04 12:21:45 PM

thurstonxhowell: fustanella: That explains the three Romney-t-shirted people at early voting in central Florida on Friday. (No overt Obama-dressed folk.) Stay classy, repugs.

Obama supporter here. Why shouldn't they wear whatever they want?


Electioneering law, usually.

I'm not sure it's "US law", though, I think it's state-by-state. Texas has a pending lawsuit over someone wearing a "VOTE: The Bible" tee-shirt at an early polling place this year, so I suspect that ours is pretty strict (I know we have the 100 yard rule, as well, 'cause we aint into them hippie meter thingies). I also wasn't allowed to check my cell phone while waiting in line, so fairly paranoid about device interference too, I guess.

Empty Matchbook: But all those polling places inside churches with pro-life/anti-gay posters? Well that's just good ol', 'Murican freedom's what that is!


That wouldn't be legal, so far as I know, though again I only really know my state's laws. The election commission actually only uses public buildings (at least for the last few years), so no churches to begin with, and the rooms where the machines are set up are stripped to the walls or covered so as to be basically white boxes.
 
2012-11-04 12:23:06 PM

fustanella: That explains the three Romney-t-shirted people at early voting in central Florida on Friday. (No overt Obama-dressed folk.) Stay classy, repugs.


In Florida you can wear whatever you want.
 
2012-11-04 12:23:17 PM

zenobia: cretinbob: pics or it didn't happen

True The Vote has million$ behind it, yet none of their pollwatchers had a cell phone with a camera?


Not even I have a cell phone with a camera. I feel that if it is worth photographing use a high quality camera with a high quality lens.
 
2012-11-04 12:24:39 PM

smitty04: thenewmissus: smitty04: Xcott: 3_Butt_Cheeks: Pro-tip for the racially handicapped: Not every person associated with the NAACP is BLACK. But stereotyping is great fun.

Don't be silly: if the NAACP volunteers were white, the crazy Townhall bag lady wouldn't have tried to alert the authorities.

Take off your partisan hat and admit that no one should be able to loiter near a polling station unless you are a poll worker.

The NAACP people were handing out water and helping people to the front of the line (at my polling station, on Friday, we openly discussed helping older people with walkers, pregnant ladies and people with disabilities to the front of the line and not to mention people who just registered). Giving out water isn't a crime (unless you are black apparently). Non-story and you know it.

Would you feel the same way about the Skin Heads doing the same?


The skin heads going into central Philadelphia in full skinhead regalia and working as poll watchers?

C'mon dude...that's hilarious.
 
2012-11-04 12:30:24 PM

X-boxershorts: smitty04: thenewmissus: smitty04: Xcott: 3_Butt_Cheeks: Pro-tip for the racially handicapped: Not every person associated with the NAACP is BLACK. But stereotyping is great fun.

Don't be silly: if the NAACP volunteers were white, the crazy Townhall bag lady wouldn't have tried to alert the authorities.

Take off your partisan hat and admit that no one should be able to loiter near a polling station unless you are a poll worker.

The NAACP people were handing out water and helping people to the front of the line (at my polling station, on Friday, we openly discussed helping older people with walkers, pregnant ladies and people with disabilities to the front of the line and not to mention people who just registered). Giving out water isn't a crime (unless you are black apparently). Non-story and you know it.

Would you feel the same way about the Skin Heads doing the same?

The skin heads going into central Philadelphia in full skinhead regalia and working as poll watchers?

C'mon dude...that's hilarious.


So the commonsense rule should be, not allow anything that could be perceived as voter intimidation including allowing people to loiter in the polling area.
 
2012-11-04 12:33:07 PM

thenewmissus: Giving out water isn't a crime (unless you are black apparently). Non-story and you know it.


Wearing paraphernalia advocating a political cause or party (yes, the NAACP, having PACs among other things, would be a political organization) is in fact illegal in Texas within 100 yards of the polling station, as is verbally advocating for a candidate, organization, or cause.

Though... "crime" is kinda overstating it. The standard procedure is to ask you to conceal the logo, and if you won't then you're removed from the premises. Only if you at that point refuse to leave/come back and harass people further are you actually going to be in any legal trouble.

Basically, yeah, this is in fact a violation, but it's more on the poll workers for not asking them to go change their shirts to something without a political emblem and/or move 100 yards away than anything else.
 
2012-11-04 12:41:48 PM

smitty04: Would you feel the same way about the Skin Heads doing the same?


No, I would not, because a skinhead presence carries an implicit threat of violence.

Surely you don't think the NAACP's presence is an implicit threat of violence to white voters.
 
2012-11-04 12:42:51 PM

Jim_Callahan: That wouldn't be legal, so far as I know, though again I only really know my state's laws. The election commission actually only uses public buildings (at least for the last few years), so no churches to begin with, and the rooms where the machines are set up are stripped to the walls or covered so as to be basically white boxes.


In Texas, there's a number of early polling places at churches.
 
2012-11-04 12:46:42 PM
I believe its 100 FEET and not 100 yards there subby.

Insert Spinal Tap stonehenge here
 
2012-11-04 12:47:51 PM

Xcott: smitty04: Would you feel the same way about the Skin Heads doing the same?

No, I would not, because a skinhead presence carries an implicit threat of violence.

Surely you don't think the NAACP's presence is an implicit threat of violence to white voters.


Some people feel that voting in churches is intimidating to Progressives.
 
2012-11-04 12:48:49 PM

smitty04: thenewmissus: smitty04: Xcott: 3_Butt_Cheeks: Pro-tip for the racially handicapped: Not every person associated with the NAACP is BLACK. But stereotyping is great fun.

Don't be silly: if the NAACP volunteers were white, the crazy Townhall bag lady wouldn't have tried to alert the authorities.

Take off your partisan hat and admit that no one should be able to loiter near a polling station unless you are a poll worker.

The NAACP people were handing out water and helping people to the front of the line (at my polling station, on Friday, we openly discussed helping older people with walkers, pregnant ladies and people with disabilities to the front of the line and not to mention people who just registered). Giving out water isn't a crime (unless you are black apparently). Non-story and you know it.

Would you feel the same way about the Skin Heads doing the same?


Umm.....no. These organizations are not the same thing. The NAACP does not equal hate group. Try again. If The Tea Party of America (don't know if that's a real organization) went to a black neighborhood and handed out free water and helped old ladies go vote, I would not have a problem with that.
 
2012-11-04 12:48:57 PM

smitty04: X-boxershorts: smitty04: thenewmissus: smitty04: Xcott: 3_Butt_Cheeks: Pro-tip for the racially handicapped: Not every person associated with the NAACP is BLACK. But stereotyping is great fun.

Don't be silly: if the NAACP volunteers were white, the crazy Townhall bag lady wouldn't have tried to alert the authorities.

Take off your partisan hat and admit that no one should be able to loiter near a polling station unless you are a poll worker.

The NAACP people were handing out water and helping people to the front of the line (at my polling station, on Friday, we openly discussed helping older people with walkers, pregnant ladies and people with disabilities to the front of the line and not to mention people who just registered). Giving out water isn't a crime (unless you are black apparently). Non-story and you know it.

Would you feel the same way about the Skin Heads doing the same?

The skin heads going into central Philadelphia in full skinhead regalia and working as poll watchers?

C'mon dude...that's hilarious.

So the commonsense rule should be, not allow anything that could be perceived as voter intimidation including allowing people to loiter in the polling area.


Are you obstinate? Or just willfully clueless.

Those scary scary black dudes at that precinct in Philadelphia.....actually LIVED IN THE PRECINCT
And get this...One of them, was LEGALLY AUTHORIZED TO BE THERE...yes, a registered poll watcher in an all black precinct, who also happens to be black...oooooh, scary shiat dude...

And the only people they intimidated were the out of precinct white republicans who were spying on them.

Again, I ask.,....Are you obstinate? Or just willfully clueless.
 
2012-11-04 12:49:23 PM
Kind of ironic, the ad on the top of the page was telling me not to vote for the new voter id law that the conservatives love.
 
2012-11-04 12:50:52 PM

smitty04: Xcott: smitty04: Would you feel the same way about the Skin Heads doing the same?

No, I would not, because a skinhead presence carries an implicit threat of violence.

Surely you don't think the NAACP's presence is an implicit threat of violence to white voters.

Some people feel that voting in churches is intimidating to Progressives.


yeah dude...you just imitated the talking heads at FOX news with your "some people" concern troll...
 
2012-11-04 12:55:23 PM

Jim_Callahan: thenewmissus: Giving out water isn't a crime (unless you are black apparently). Non-story and you know it.

Wearing paraphernalia advocating a political cause or party (yes, the NAACP, having PACs among other things, would be a political organization) is in fact illegal in Texas within 100 yards of the polling station, as is verbally advocating for a candidate, organization, or cause.

Though... "crime" is kinda overstating it. The standard procedure is to ask you to conceal the logo, and if you won't then you're removed from the premises. Only if you at that point refuse to leave/come back and harass people further are you actually going to be in any legal trouble.

Basically, yeah, this is in fact a violation, but it's more on the poll workers for not asking them to go change their shirts to something without a political emblem and/or move 100 yards away than anything else.


NAACP is a non-profit. I don't think anyone would ask a person wearing a Red Cross t-shirt to turn their shirt inside out or declare it illegal. The person complaining was inferring that the mere presence of a large number of black people in NAACP handing out water is an actionable voter intimidation case. Being black doesn't mean you support Obama.
 
2012-11-04 12:57:09 PM

BSABSVR: ginandbacon

: True the Vote is a voter suppression group and deserves no attention from anyone 
 
2012-11-04 12:57:25 PM

REO-Weedwagon: "I told her that the NAACP was inside the building, wearing the NAACP clothing and caps"

[www.reviewsbyjessewave.com image 300x250]


"...While openly stumping for one candidate and moving anyone who voted their way to the front of the line."

/But yeah. She wasn't accusing them of an actual crime or anything. Nope, this was all about racism.
 
2012-11-04 01:09:38 PM

thenewmissus: NAACP is a non-profit. I don't think anyone would ask a person wearing a Red Cross t-shirt to turn their shirt inside out or declare it illegal. The person complaining was inferring that the mere presence of a large number of black people in NAACP handing out water is an actionable voter intimidation case. Being black doesn't mean you support Obama.


Not according to the Republicans... :)
 
2012-11-04 01:14:07 PM

Xcott: smitty04: Would you feel the same way about the Skin Heads doing the same?

No, I would not, because a skinhead presence carries an implicit threat of violence.

Surely you don't think the NAACP's presence is an implicit threat of violence to white voters.


From his earlier comments, I think he's suggesting that being a "young black male" is an implicit threat of violence.

/Note that the Townhall article made no mention of the NAACP members' gender or age. It's just the first image that smitty's mind went to.
//But don't call him racist. YOU'RE the one who's racist.
 
2012-11-04 01:40:47 PM
I'm sure the diligent members of an organization whose stated purpose is to "true the vote" would have been trained to immediately document any sort of wrongdoing by obtaining video of it, right?

Oh, they didn't get video? It's just the word of some right-wing hack who didn't bother to document their accusations?

Sounds legit.
 
2012-11-04 01:41:38 PM

zenobia: cretinbob: pics or it didn't happen

True The Vote has million$ behind it, yet none of their pollwatchers had a cell phone with a camera?


I don't know about Texas but in Florida you're not allowed to have a camera inside the polling place. However, the fact that they aren't saying, "we weren't allowed to photograph it because of the no cameras in the polling place" rule means that it's almost certainly a bogus complaint.
 
2012-11-04 01:42:34 PM

smitty04: United Nations-affiliated Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe will deploy election monitors from Europe and central Asia to polling places around the U.S. looking for voter suppression


Oooooooh! BLACK MEN! Everyone run!
 
2012-11-04 01:49:32 PM
True the Vote is a voter suppression group that is under investigation by the US Congress for criminal activities.
 
2012-11-04 02:18:08 PM
Why the hell do people even show up on voting days? Just do absentee. America never ceases to disappoint me.
 
2012-11-04 03:23:29 PM
This being a Townhall article, I'm even beginning to doubt there is a city called "Houston" in Texas.
 
2012-11-04 03:34:43 PM

PapaChester: Why the hell do people even show up on voting days? Just do absentee. America never ceases to disappoint me.


The GOP is challenging absentee ballots big time.
 
2012-11-04 03:36:26 PM

trotsky: BSABSVR: ginandbacon: True the Vote is a voter suppression group and deserves no attention from anyone


I love the Alinski tactic here. Anyone attempting to enforce election laws is now engaging in, "voter suppression." Good one!
 
2012-11-04 03:39:06 PM

smitty04: Xcott: smitty04: Would you feel the same way about the Skin Heads doing the same?

No, I would not, because a skinhead presence carries an implicit threat of violence.

Surely you don't think the NAACP's presence is an implicit threat of violence to white voters.

Some people feel that voting in churches is intimidating to Progressives.


I'm not sure how that sentence relates at all to what we were talking about. Are churches threatening to beat up voters? And how does that make the NAACP like skinheads?

That being said, my last two balloting locations were in multi-purpose rooms at churches. My new balloting location is in a Catholic high school. They're just rooms: if anyone finds them too intimidating to come near, then maybe they should just stay home and cry. Society is not obligated to conceal every thing that may symbolically scare the very timid.

A skinhead group, however, is not "symbolically" intimidating, so your analogy isn't making sense.
 
2012-11-04 03:49:58 PM
Last I checked the NAACP is not a political party, and handing out water is not "campaigning". Pardon me if I don't simply take the word of one person who belongs to a Tea Party group created to intimidate and suppress votes for Democrats that these people are guilty of anything but "being Black at a polling place". I mean, surely Screw The Vote would have some creatively-edited video evidence of any alleged wrongdoing, no?
 
2012-11-04 04:06:40 PM

Jim_Callahan: thurstonxhowell: fustanella: That explains the three Romney-t-shirted people at early voting in central Florida on Friday. (No overt Obama-dressed folk.) Stay classy, repugs.

Obama supporter here. Why shouldn't they wear whatever they want?

Electioneering law, usually.

I'm not sure it's "US law", though, I think it's state-by-state. Texas has a pending lawsuit over someone wearing a "VOTE: The Bible" tee-shirt at an early polling place this year, so I suspect that ours is pretty strict (I know we have the 100 yard rule, as well, 'cause we aint into them hippie meter thingies). I also wasn't allowed to check my cell phone while waiting in line, so fairly paranoid about device interference too, I guess.

Empty Matchbook: But all those polling places inside churches with pro-life/anti-gay posters? Well that's just good ol', 'Murican freedom's what that is!

That wouldn't be legal, so far as I know, though again I only really know my state's laws. The election commission actually only uses public buildings (at least for the last few years), so no churches to begin with, and the rooms where the machines are set up are stripped to the walls or covered so as to be basically white boxes.


My polling place this last year was in an Armenian church, so I can assure you that there are indeed polling places inside churches. And the walls weren't bare, but I didn't see anything political (though I AM in that libby lib center of liberalism San Francisco, so who knows if there would have been regardless of elections).
 
2012-11-04 04:51:09 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.


The case was dropped in May of 2009. That would be under the Obama administration.
 
2012-11-04 04:54:55 PM

Empty Matchbook: My polling place this last year was in an Armenian church, so I can assure you that there are indeed polling places inside churches. And the walls weren't bare, but I didn't see anything political (though I AM in that libby lib center of liberalism San Francisco, so who knows if there would have been regardless of elections).


I've also been to polling places in churches, but I certainly didn't see any posters on the walls telling me that abortion is evil. The church simply provided its multi-purpose room, and did not use it for any sort of indoctrination.

Also, there's nothing particularly "Murican" about a purely secular event like voting occurring at a church. If anything, it is uniquely American to freak out about it.
 
2012-11-04 05:07:26 PM
I would be pissed at the same thing if a republican did this, but as long as my people are ignoring election laws, and probably committed voter fraud and suppression I'm ok with that.
 
2012-11-04 05:19:15 PM

cc_rider: Last I checked the NAACP is not a political party, and handing out water is not "campaigning". Pardon me if I don't simply take the word of one person who belongs to a Tea Party group created to intimidate and suppress votes for Democrats that these people are guilty of anything but "being Black at a polling place". I mean, surely Screw The Vote would have some creatively-edited video evidence of any alleged wrongdoing, no?


Much less is it "Obama paraphernalia."
 
2012-11-04 05:23:20 PM

OgreMagi: 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.

The case was dropped in May of 2009. That would be under the Obama administration.


Civil case. Not criminal case.
 
2012-11-04 05:23:56 PM

Cataholic: trotsky: BSABSVR: ginandbacon: True the Vote is a voter suppression group and deserves no attention from anyone

I love the Alinski tactic here. Anyone attempting to enforce election laws is now engaging in, "voter suppression." Good one!


At least spell the name of your red herring right.
 
2012-11-04 05:24:39 PM

Cataholic: trotsky: BSABSVR: ginandbacon: True the Vote is a voter suppression group and deserves no attention from anyone

I love the Alinski tactic here. Anyone attempting to enforce election laws is now engaging in, "voter suppression." Good one!


wat
 
2012-11-04 05:35:43 PM

Cataholic: trotsky: BSABSVR: ginandbacon: True the Vote is a voter suppression group and deserves no attention from anyone

I love the Alinski tactic here. Anyone attempting to enforce expand election restriction laws is now engaging in, "voter suppression." Good one!

 

Fixed for accuracy. Catholics shouldn't lie, by omission or deception.

/Did I just save your soul?
 
2012-11-04 05:38:10 PM

smitty04: [www.texasfred.net image 550x350]

United Nations-affiliated Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe will deploy election monitors from Europe and central Asia to polling places around the U.S. looking for voter suppression activities by conservative groups, a concern raised by civil rights groups during a meeting this week, according to a report on Saturday.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), among other groups, warned this month in a letter to Daan Everts, a senior official with OSCE, of "a coordinated political effort to disenfranchise millions of Americans - particularly traditionally disenfranchised groups like minorities."


Still going with "EHRMAGERD!!1! BLERCK PERNTHERS!!!!" Really?

Jesus, "conservatives" are pussies.
 
2012-11-04 05:43:03 PM

cc_rider: Last I checked the NAACP is not a political party, and handing out water is not "campaigning". Pardon me if I don't simply take the word of one person who belongs to a Tea Party group created to intimidate and suppress votes for Democrats that these people are guilty of anything but "being Black at a polling place". I mean, surely Screw The Vote would have some creatively-edited video evidence of any alleged wrongdoing, no?


As far as Republicans are concerned, the NAACP is obviously a political party. Heck, they're the same folks that thought ACORN was a political group. I'm waiting for James O'Keefe to show up in blackface at a Texas polling station wearing an Obama jersey and start doing a cakewalk while singing a pro-Obama song, just so he can claim that, because he wasn't thrown out fast enough, the Texas electoral process is somehow rigged for Obama. Breitbart's ghost can upload a heavily edited version of the video, and Sean Hannity can then play concern troll.

Heck, they may even be able to convince conservative Congresscritters to pass a bill of attainder somehow banning the NAACP members, or likely NAACP members, from appearing anywhere near polling places, just in case they try to commit "voter fraud."
 
2012-11-04 05:45:43 PM
SO what she meant to say was 'How am I meant to intimidate voters properly with all these black people around making sure people are good to go?'
 
2012-11-04 05:53:13 PM

smitty04: Some people feel that voting in churches is intimidating to Progressives.


Name one.
 
2012-11-04 05:57:57 PM

Hickory-smoked: smitty04: Some people feel that voting in churches is intimidating to Progressives.

Name one.


Smitty04 for one....
 
2012-11-04 06:07:01 PM

FormlessOne: they're the same folks that thought ACORN was a political group.


I'm trying to figure out how anyone would not consider an organization that lobbied for certain political changes could not be considered a political group. They were a 501(c)4 registered nonprofit. That type is allowed to lobby (which is politics). If they wanted to be a nonpolitical organization, they would have registered as a 501(c)3 organization (as an educational group, perhaps).

ACORN
501(c) Organizations
 
2012-11-04 06:22:59 PM

X-boxershorts: Hickory-smoked: smitty04: Some people feel that voting in churches is intimidating to Progressives.

Name one.

Smitty04 for one....

Humanists Launch Legal Campaign Against Church Polling Sites

 
2012-11-04 06:29:51 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.


Whatever happened to those guys? When it looked like Obama was going to win the nomination, there was some crazy old lady screaming how the Democrats were throwing the White House away. A few days later she was on Fox News talking about how much she hates Obama. The "Don't Taze Me Bro" guy was on TV a few days after his incident.

So what about these 'Black Panthers'? Did they simply vanish from the face of the earth?
 
2012-11-04 06:38:33 PM

smitty04: X-boxershorts: Hickory-smoked: smitty04: Some people feel that voting in churches is intimidating to Progressives.

Name one.

Smitty04 for one....

Humanists Launch Legal Campaign Against Church Polling Sites


Huh. I guess you found a guy.

It's the first I've ever heard of it, but sure, if you claim there are atheists intimidated by religious symbology the same way you are by "young black males," then I guess there's something to it.
 
2012-11-04 06:49:22 PM
What teabaggers believe happened:

i28.photobucket.com

+

i28.photobucket.com

What actually happened:

i28.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-04 07:03:12 PM

smitty04: zenobia: cretinbob: pics or it didn't happen

True The Vote has million$ behind it, yet none of their pollwatchers had a cell phone with a camera?

Not even I have a cell phone with a camera. I feel that if it is worth photographing use a high quality camera with a high quality lens.


Maybe they are just mad because they didn't get an Obamaphone?

a4cgr.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-11-04 07:07:07 PM

cretinbob: smitty04: zenobia: cretinbob: pics or it didn't happen

True The Vote has million$ behind it, yet none of their pollwatchers had a cell phone with a camera?

Not even I have a cell phone with a camera. I feel that if it is worth photographing use a high quality camera with a high quality lens.

Maybe they are just mad because they didn't get an Obamaphone?

[a4cgr.files.wordpress.com image 399x323]


I can't see these Obamaphone comments without thinking of this

I hope this sticks in all your heads well past Tuesday.
/Why, yes, I think humanity will get all it deserves....
 
2012-11-04 07:42:48 PM
OMG! There were black people handing out water! And they didn't even hide the fact that they were black, just like the kenyan muslim communist usurper-in-chief!

And then instead of smoking demon weed and sexing white women driven crazy with demon jazz, they were helping the old and infirm move to the front of the line! Clearly they were behaving in an atypical manner to influence tbe election.
 
2012-11-04 07:52:29 PM

log_jammin: This is just too funny. 3_Butt_Cheeks: tries to say I'm a racist because I posted a quote from the guy in the article, therefore proving that he MUST think the guy in the article is obviously a racist since he's the one who actually said it!

wrap that shiat up in a bow.


Every time you write a post about three butt cheeks, he pumps another squirt of jergens hand lotion into his right hand.

Think about that the next time you decide to amuse an attention troll.
 
2012-11-04 07:58:10 PM

Jim_Callahan: thurstonxhowell: fustanella: That explains the three Romney-t-shirted people at early voting in central Florida on Friday. (No overt Obama-dressed folk.) Stay classy, repugs.

Obama supporter here. Why shouldn't they wear whatever they want?

Electioneering law, usually.


I didn't ask if it's illegal; I'm aware that, in some states, it is. I did word my question poorly, though. What I should have asked is "Why should the law get a say in what they're allowed to wear?".

What if I wear a shirt with an elephant on it? Or a jackass? How about my Bad Brains tee with lightning striking the capitol? How much of my free speech do I give up when I enter a polling place?

Sure, I shouldn't be allowed to harass or intimidate people, but, if I decide to wear a shirt that declares all American military leadership to be war criminals, that should be my right. If I think that should be my right, I'm forced to concede that it should be some other guy's right to wear a Romney shirt.

/ I don't actually thing all American military leadership are war criminals, but I'll be god damned if I'll give up my right to say they are.
 
2012-11-04 08:02:46 PM

thurstonxhowell: Jim_Callahan: thurstonxhowell: fustanella: That explains the three Romney-t-shirted people at early voting in central Florida on Friday. (No overt Obama-dressed folk.) Stay classy, repugs.

Obama supporter here. Why shouldn't they wear whatever they want?

Electioneering law, usually.

I didn't ask if it's illegal; I'm aware that, in some states, it is. I did word my question poorly, though. What I should have asked is "Why should the law get a say in what they're allowed to wear?".

What if I wear a shirt with an elephant on it? Or a jackass? How about my Bad Brains tee with lightning striking the capitol? How much of my free speech do I give up when I enter a polling place?

Sure, I shouldn't be allowed to harass or intimidate people, but, if I decide to wear a shirt that declares all American military leadership to be war criminals, that should be my right. If I think that should be my right, I'm forced to concede that it should be some other guy's right to wear a Romney shirt.

/ I don't actually thing all American military leadership are war criminals, but I'll be god damned if I'll give up my right to say they are.


Voters are allowed to wear whatever political garb they want when they go to the polls to vote. No one else is allowed to.
 
2012-11-04 08:05:29 PM

cc_rider: What teabaggers believe happened:

[i28.photobucket.com image 424x336]

+

i28.photobucket.com

What actually happened:

[i28.photobucket.com image 300x168]


Pictures of candidates would never make it past the 300 foot boundary here. Rules are rules.
 
2012-11-04 08:23:58 PM

smitty04: X-boxershorts: Hickory-smoked: smitty04: Some people feel that voting in churches is intimidating to Progressives.

Name one.

Smitty04 for one....

Humanists Launch Legal Campaign Against Church Polling Sites


Yeah...compare that guy to this guy:

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

"Maybe if I make them stand in line long enough, they'll go away and not vote!"

This is why people with brains don't take you and your ilk seriously. "OMG, two black guys are standing in front of a polling place!!1! OMG, a couple of atheists don't like voting in churches!! OMG, people are handing out water!!" but you say nothing about actual officials throwing every wrench at their disposal into the gears to discourage voting.

"Conservatives" aren't even trying to hide their efforts any more, and look at the ridiculous shiat you're getting all worked up over.

Pathetic.
 
2012-11-04 08:31:30 PM
In 1996 our regular polling place, the meeting house at a local club, was being renovated. The polling place was moved to the rec house of a nearby church. The lot of the church was covered with DOLE signs and the other local Republicans running for office that year. One of the old woman poll workers was wearing a DOLE pin while taking ballots.
Seems to me but there were at least a dozen of different polling violations being committed there that year. Nothing was done about it and the woman working there gave my the strangest look when I told her she shouldn't be wearing that pin inside and working in her capacity.....

/BOB DOLE
 
2012-11-04 08:38:41 PM

Lionel Mandrake: smitty04: X-boxershorts: Hickory-smoked: smitty04: Some people feel that voting in churches is intimidating to Progressives.

Name one.

Smitty04 for one....

Humanists Launch Legal Campaign Against Church Polling Sites

Yeah...compare that guy to this guy:

[encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 184x231]

"Maybe if I make them stand in line long enough, they'll go away and not vote!"

This is why people with brains don't take you and your ilk seriously. "OMG, two black guys are standing in front of a polling place!!1! OMG, a couple of atheists don't like voting in churches!! OMG, people are handing out water!!" but you say nothing about actual officials throwing every wrench at their disposal into the gears to discourage voting.

"Conservatives" aren't even trying to hide their efforts any more, and look at the ridiculous shiat you're getting all worked up over.

Pathetic.


Speaking as someone who worked as a poll watcher for the Obama campaign in Florida during early voting, we were trained to make sure that everyone who is eligible to vote is allowed to cast a ballot. The GOP poll watchers were there looking at each and every (non-white) voter with suspicion and ended up getting in trouble with the supervisor of elections because voters were complaining that they were being made to feel uncomfortable.

The difference is stark. The Democrats are trying to make sure that everyone votes, the Republicans are going out of their way to make sure that as few of the wrong sort of voter casts a ballot.
 
2012-11-04 09:32:57 PM
According to Eve Rockford, a poll watcher trained by voter integrity group True the Vote

Seems legit.
 
2012-11-04 09:40:16 PM

smitty04: cc_rider: What teabaggers believe happened:

[i28.photobucket.com image 424x336]

+



What actually happened:

[i28.photobucket.com image 300x168]

Pictures of candidates would never make it past the 300 foot boundary here. Rules are rules.


Yes, and we agree with them.

When cc_rider says "What teabaggers believe happened," the implication is that the narrative being described (ie Black Panthers with H2Obama branded refreshment) is a fabrication and/or delusion. Mythological. As in not really what happened. 

Now, if there really was pamphleteering going on in the restricted area, the election officials should definitely have asked them to leave, no question. However, since all we have to go on is the undocumented word of a crazy woman who reads TownHall and belongs to a voter suppression drive, I'm inclined to believe they were acting within the rule of the law. "Being black" does not in itself qualify as intimidation.
 
2012-11-04 10:24:14 PM
Romney is going to win. The economy is going to improve. Liberals will be the first into the FEMA cages.
 
2012-11-04 10:52:29 PM

s2s2s2: Romney is going to win. The economy is going to improve. Liberals will be the first into the FEMA cages.

 

img229.imageshack.us
 
2012-11-04 11:11:58 PM

theknuckler_33: s2s2s2: Romney is going to win. The economy is going to improve. Liberals will be the first into the FEMA cages. 

[img229.imageshack.us image 391x390]


I hope there are enough to elect a real, liberal candidate next time.
 
2012-11-04 11:42:54 PM

Xcott: Empty Matchbook: My polling place this last year was in an Armenian church, so I can assure you that there are indeed polling places inside churches. And the walls weren't bare, but I didn't see anything political (though I AM in that libby lib center of liberalism San Francisco, so who knows if there would have been regardless of elections).

I've also been to polling places in churches, but I certainly didn't see any posters on the walls telling me that abortion is evil. The church simply provided its multi-purpose room, and did not use it for any sort of indoctrination.

Also, there's nothing particularly "Murican" about a purely secular event like voting occurring at a church. If anything, it is uniquely American to freak out about it.


I'm not freaking out about it, I'm just saying what I've heard about elsewhere.
 
x23
2012-11-05 02:10:28 AM

Dear Jerk: Why do they think the NAACPs were for Obama? All the good things that have ever happened to the NAACPs have been done by republicans. Only an ignorant NAACP would vote democrat.



instead of using purposefully misleading political party names... why don't you swap "Republican" and "Democrat" for "Conservative" and "Liberal" and tell me how that works out for you? disingenuous asshole.

the hell are "NAACPs" anyway?
 
2012-11-05 02:17:46 AM
NAACP... colored people. Really?? I'm a color: white (more of an off-white). That is a racist farking organization. Imagine a similar group dedicated to the advancement of white people, NAAWP. Guess what: not every honkey was born with a silver spoon (I kinda was, but the point still stands). 'Colored America would freak out. Fark you, you double standard having racist bastards.
 
2012-11-05 03:11:27 AM

Ready-set: NAACP... colored people. Really?? I'm a color: white (more of an off-white). That is a racist farking organization. Imagine a similar group dedicated to the advancement of white people, NAAWP. Guess what: not every honkey was born with a silver spoon (I kinda was, but the point still stands). 'Colored America would freak out. Fark you, you double standard having racist bastards.


In the event that this is merely ignorant and not a troll, when the NAACP was founded, "Colored" was the accepted nomenclature of the day for "African American", and the organization was founded at a time when Jim Crow was still the law of the land.

The fact that people like you don't see the difference between an organization that was created to advocate for the rights of a discriminated minority and a group advancing the white majority demonstrates that the organization is still needed.
 
2012-11-05 03:54:17 AM

rynthetyn: Ready-set: NAACP... colored people. Really?? I'm a color: white (more of an off-white). That is a racist farking organization. Imagine a similar group dedicated to the advancement of white people, NAAWP. Guess what: not every honkey was born with a silver spoon (I kinda was, but the point still stands). 'Colored America would freak out. Fark you, you double standard having racist bastards.

In the event that this is merely ignorant and not a troll, when the NAACP was founded, "Colored" was the accepted nomenclature of the day for "African American", and the organization was founded at a time when Jim Crow was still the law of the land.

The fact that people like you don't see the difference between an organization that was created to advocate for the rights of a discriminated minority and a group advancing the white majority demonstrates that the organization is still needed.


God forbid someone points out to the troll that the majority of the NAACP founders were White, and that membership has always been open to all, without regard to race or ethnicity.

Link

Link

There are also several organizations dedicated to the advancement of white people, some openly racist, and other thinly-disguised political/financial ones. There is already one bearing the name NAAWP, you are free to join, Ready-set. Knock your damn honkey self out. Link
 
2012-11-05 04:27:59 AM

cc_rider: rynthetyn: Ready-set: NAACP... colored people. Really?? I'm a color: white (more of an off-white). That is a racist farking organization. Imagine a similar group dedicated to the advancement of white people, NAAWP. Guess what: not every honkey was born with a silver spoon (I kinda was, but the point still stands). 'Colored America would freak out. Fark you, you double standard having racist bastards.

In the event that this is merely ignorant and not a troll, when the NAACP was founded, "Colored" was the accepted nomenclature of the day for "African American", and the organization was founded at a time when Jim Crow was still the law of the land.

The fact that people like you don't see the difference between an organization that was created to advocate for the rights of a discriminated minority and a group advancing the white majority demonstrates that the organization is still needed.

God forbid someone points out to the troll that the majority of the NAACP founders were White, and that membership has always been open to all, without regard to race or ethnicity.

Link

Link

There are also several organizations dedicated to the advancement of white people, some openly racist, and other thinly-disguised political/financial ones. There is already one bearing the name NAAWP, you are free to join, Ready-set. Knock your damn honkey self out. Link


Good point. Heck, my very white sister is on the board of her local NAACP chapter.
 
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