Tommy Moo: I eagerly await the statistics on nationwide popular vote for House representatives
Johnny Swank: ^ Farking this. Also a NC poll worker, and these republican "you gotta check my ID, you just gotta!" assholes are the worst. They're ignorant as hell, and just a pain in the ass in general. I'm convinced they need their ID out all the time just to remember where they actually live.
maxheck: I have nothing bad to say about most poll workers... They tend to be elderly sorts who actually give a damn, which makes me happy.
born_yesterday: jayhawk88: Damn Obama and his majority of voters for continuing to subvert the will of the people!IT'S TIME TO TAKE AMERICA BACK!!!...from the majority of American citizens, friends and neighbors, that duly elected their representatives.
d23: curvy brunettes
Lenny and Carl: For anyone remotely interested in my poll worker CSB, I'll leave you with an open letter I penned on the subject of Voter ID laws after a particularly grueling day of working with the public.From An Anonymous Precinct Worker, An Open Letter to Each Ticked Off Republican Voter:1. NC State Law does not require me to see a photo ID. Quite the opposite. NC law FORBIDS me from asking for ID unless the registration requirement has not been met.2. Nothing you have to say on the subject will change point #1. The fact that you don't like state law in no way changes state law.3. Insisting that I "need" to check everyone's ID means that you're not only obnoxious, but ignorant of the existing law.4. You are not the 1st person to detail how you could attempt in-person voter fraud. Your ideas are not new, they are not clever, and they are in no way relevant. In fact they are quite stupid. Should you meet the existing requirement of correctly stating a name and corresponding address I will gladly give you the ballot of someone other than yourself, provided you wish to risk 5 years in prison on a felony conviction in order to move an election by 1 vote. If that trade off is worth it to you I'm happy to watch you try.5. Complaining to me about the lack of a Voter ID law is the equivalent of complaining to the cashier at McDonald's about the cost of your fries: he had nothing to do with it, he can't change it, you're only holding up his line by whining to him. The only thing you have going for you is that I, unlike the guy at McDonald's, can't spit in your ballot before you eat it.6. The place to voice these ever so important opinions of yours is about 40 feet away from me in the actual voting booth. If you were less angry and more intelligent you would have known that before you walked in. This knowledge would have saved us both some time.7. The next time you feel it important to occupy some portion of my day by telling me what you think, please go to Hell instead.In summation, you are not making any significant or profound points. You are wasting everyone's time. You are a self-important pain in the ass and we are laughing at you as soon as you are out of earshot. Please redirect this righteous indignation of yours into some worthwhile cause like feeding the hungry or caring for abused animals. I assure you that what you're doing now benefits no one, least of all yourself.
Jim_Callahan: Either Politico is unclear on the meaning of "100 percent of precincts reporting", or I am. I know this is impolitic of me, but I'm kind of hoping it's Politico, I don't really wanna have to relearn math based on the assumption that 1 =/= 1.
Tommy Moo: I eagerly await the statistics on nationwide popular vote for House representatives. It's strange that Obama won the popular vote but the GOP kept the house. Is it likely that millions of Americans voted for Obama and a Republican for Congress?If it turns out that the GOP kept a staggering control of the house in spite of getting fewer total nationwide votes, that will demonstrate a catastrophic moral failure of gerrymandering and a tyrranical offense against democracy. We already have the Senate to trample on democracy. The House is supposed to be pure and populist. I'm sick of seeing districts that pack urban blacks, Latinos, and college students into a 90% Democrat district so Republicans can win the surrounding six districts 55:45.
Jim_Callahan: Either Politico is unclear on the meaning of "100 percent of precincts reporting"
maxheck: erik-k:you'll find yourself playing a game of intellectual Calvinball.Just wanted to point out, that is *entirely* the wrong way to play Calvinball.
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