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(The New York Times)   To ensure there is no voter fraud in the MS GOP Senate primary run-off, failed Va Gubernatorial candidate and new Senate Conservative Fund president Ken Cuccinelli plans to send poll watchers to MS-but only to the black precincts, of course   (nytimes.com) divider line 129
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2014-06-23 07:37:42 PM  

timujin: I hit the paywall, can someone copypasta the article in here?


here is the Cliffs Notes version

JUNE 22, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Conservatives Plan to Use Poll Watchers in Mississippi
By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and THEODORE SCHLEIFER

WASHINGTON - Conservatives still hate black folk..

----------------------------------------------------------------
Sheryl Gay Stolberg reported from Washington, and Theodore Schleifer from Gulfport, Miss.
 
2014-06-23 07:39:29 PM  
How's that outreach working for you?
 
2014-06-23 07:43:04 PM  

The Larch: /// skank is marijuana pope residue, iced tea, and skittles.


Ewww.

However, a GIS for 'marijuana pope' did turn this up:

farm5.static.flickr.com
 
2014-06-23 07:46:46 PM  
This threadshiat smells like whiskey. Weird.

Anyway, I figure we're good for at least one more seriously whack-job story out of this run-off election before the polls close tomorrow. And maybe some sort of mass suicide or perhaps a violent rampage at McDaniel's HQ in the event he loses.
 
2014-06-23 07:49:41 PM  

Magorn: timujin: I hit the paywall, can someone copypasta the article in here?

Well that would be an intentional attempt to circumvent copyright protections which would be bad, but HERE is the text of an article that cites the NY times article and several others to provide a very complete picture of what is going on: from the Wire)


Here's a story that sounds way too familiar: Mississippi conservatives will be watching the polls during Tuesday's primary, to make sure black Democrats aren't breaking any voting laws. Following incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran's outreach to black voters in his bid to ward off a primary challenger, a coalition of conservatives groups backing his Tea Party opponent Chris McDaniel have formed a "voter integrity project" to "observe whether the law is being followed," as the coalition's advisor told  The New York Times.
The Senate Conservative Fund, FreedomWorks, and the Tea Party Patriots have teamed up to send "election observers" to watch the polls in areas where Cochran has outreached to black Democrats. "The laws in Mississippi are unusually open to poll watching from the outside," Ken Cuccinelli, the Senate Conservatives Fund's president (and former Virginia governor hopeful), toldThe Times. "We're going to take full advantage of that and we're going to lay eyes on Cochran's effort to bring Democrats in ... And of course, if they voted in primaries, that's illegal."
In Mississippi, voters don't have to register for a party, so registered voters of any affiliation can vote in the run-off election as long as they didn't vote in the June 3 Democratic primary. And  The Washington Post, voter turnout at the Democratic primary was low, and McDaniel didn't do well in mostly black counties. Cochran, who came in second to McDaniel in the Republican primary earlier this month, knows that, and is reaching out to black Democrats to give him an edge in Tuesday's runoff. Cue the voter integrity project. They'll need McDaniel's permission to contest any votes, but under Mississippi law they're allowed to stake out the polls.
So how will "election observers" be able to tell the difference between black Democrats who are voting legally and black Democrats who aren't? We asked the three organizations behind the voter integrity project what they'll be looking for, and we'll update this post if we receive any responses.
What is clear is the motivation behind this: black votes are a threat to Tea Party ambition. Matthew Steffey, an election law expert at the Mississippi College School of Law, told  The Times that some people "think this is not really about legal challenges to individual ballots, but about dissuading or in some cases intimidating voters from coming to the polls to begin with." Meanwhile, over the weekend a woman at a Tea Party Express rally implied that Cochran is paying black people to vote for him, according to the  Times, which Cochran's campaign called "crazy talk."
What conservatives aren't acknowledging is that the enemy of your enemy is kind of your political ally. , while Cochran hasn't been the best ally to black voters, he has funneled federal funds into the state, creating jobs and supporting local programs. McDaniel is completely against that kind of government spending, and, along with  and threatening to stop paying taxes if slavery reparations pass, he comes off as the greater of two political evils. The fact that his political allies are going to be watching the polls on Tuesday only seems support that perception.


"Stop paying taxes if slavery reparations pass"? Dafuq? That's not really one of McDaniel's stated positions, is it?
 
2014-06-23 07:53:25 PM  

Somacandra: Why would you send poll watchers to predominantly black precincts (in MS) for a Republican primary? Running low on tumbleweeds?

Also, paywalls make Baby Jebus cry.


Well somebody has to keep the poll workers company and make sure they don't nod off from boredom.
 
2014-06-23 07:53:35 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

Douchi Cucci!
 
2014-06-23 07:55:31 PM  

iheartscotch: dr_blasto: iheartscotch: Peter von Nostrand: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

Short, stupid, slightly racist but to the point. Good job

7/10

You know what? You're right. I should have said African American panthers. That was awful offensive of me to refer to them as black panthers. I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to the black panther community. I'm sorry, big cats that don't actually exist and are actually regular panthers with a lot of really dark spots.

So, what black panthers are you talking about? The two guys in PA who left when asked? Did either of them actually interact with anyone outside of posing for pictures?

I mean, if black guys intimidate you, then you've got some issues.

Does it really matter which incident I'm talking about? Even if it was a legit voter intimidation incident; nobody would do shiat about it. The incident in 2008 demonstrated that the Justice department wouldn't prosecute individuals of a certain panther party for any sort of voter intimidation incident.

/ I don't have an issue with the black panther movement, they do have several good points; I do have an issue with equal application of the law. A person's skin color should not effect the application of the law.


the DOJ was going to prosecute the Black Panther Party guys but dropped the prosecution because the could not find a single voter at the precinct who would testify that they were actually intimidated by these clowns which wax required for a prosecution.
 
2014-06-23 08:02:55 PM  

qorkfiend: "Stop paying taxes if slavery reparations pass"? Dafuq? That's not really one of McDaniel's stated positions, is it?


-Discussing whether to pay the descendants of slaves, Mr. McDaniel said, "If they pass reparations, and my taxes are going up, I ain't paying taxes."
 
2014-06-23 08:19:24 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

Short, stupid, slightly racist but to the point. Good job

7/10


Really? I thought it was accurate and pointed out hypocrisy. I love how "progressives" just invent cases of racism. Seriously, when are you idiots going to stop obsessing over political issues picked from the kids menu?
 
2014-06-23 08:20:24 PM  

timujin: qorkfiend: "Stop paying taxes if slavery reparations pass"? Dafuq? That's not really one of McDaniel's stated positions, is it?

-Discussing whether to pay the descendants of slaves, Mr. McDaniel said, "If they pass reparations, and my taxes are going up, I ain't paying taxes."


How the fark did that subject even come up?
 
2014-06-23 08:20:25 PM  
I think it's reasonable and the Republicans may catch as many as four or five cases of voter fraud out of the tens of thousands of votes that will be cast, so it's totally worthwhile. I would like to see more examples of this kind of action on the part of the Republicans. If the Koch Brothers and Mitt Romney commit $500 million each they may be successful in preventing literally dozens of cases of voter fraud countrywide. Twenty million dollars per case is well worth the expense when you love this country as much as they do. And as a bonus, after a few election cycles we won't have to deal with them anymore.

The Democrats could totally troll the Republicans simply by deliberately setting up one or two cases of voter fraud per election. Then watch as Republican heads explode.
 
2014-06-23 08:29:56 PM  

TerminalEchoes: Peter von Nostrand: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

Short, stupid, slightly racist but to the point. Good job

7/10

Really? I thought it was accurate and pointed out hypocrisy. I love how "progressives" just invent cases of racism. Seriously, when are you idiots going to stop obsessing over political issues picked from the kids menu?


The only thing I know about the black panthers at the polling place was the picture of two dweeby looking black guys dressed up in black panther costumes.

Can you full me in on what happened?
 
2014-06-23 08:33:10 PM  
At one time this was a perfectly nice little thread, but now it's all smeared with troll feces and failure. Sad.
 
2014-06-23 08:33:23 PM  

TerminalEchoes: Peter von Nostrand: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

Short, stupid, slightly racist but to the point. Good job

7/10

Really? I thought it was accurate and pointed out hypocrisy. I love how "progressives" just invent cases of racism. Seriously, when are you idiots going to stop obsessing over political issues picked from the kids menu?


Really? I thought it reeked of desperation, grasping for a false equivalency to somehow make palatable the current circumstance in Mississippi. But that's just me. Wait, no, it's not just me.
 
2014-06-23 08:33:49 PM  
I'm surprised McDaniel didn't try to go old school with suppressing the black vote. Seems like it would be right up his alley.


www.johndavisconsulting.com
 
2014-06-23 08:37:45 PM  
qorkfiend: How the fark did that subject even come up?

because he's been taxed enough already! It's totally not racist.
 
2014-06-23 08:38:18 PM  

Brokenseas: DamnYankees:

Well, if you know that the Democrat has no shot and the GOP primary is basically the election, it makes sense, if you're liberal, to vote for the less reactionary conservative candidate.


I completely disagree.  In the long run, the Tea Party is the best thing to happen to progressives in America since Reagan took power.  Liberals and progressives (not Blue Dog Democrats) should be encouraging the Tea Party take over of the GOP, and in situations like this they should vote for the more extremist Republican.  This move to the hard right will kill the Repubs as a national force, and the discrediting of the GOP will enable a true left-wing alternative to the right-wing Democratic Party to arise.

The current situation, of a right-wing, conservative Democratic Party vying with an even-more right-wing, conservative Republican Party, sucks.  The solution though isn't to pull the Republicans back from the edge though ... it's to push them off.


I've been arguing this position with people since Cantor lost. Thank you!
 
2014-06-23 08:39:35 PM  
The MS farkers keep telling me to cut that state some slack. But man do they make it hard for me to do that.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-06-23 08:47:03 PM  
Mission: get one set of pictures, and use constantly over the next 8 years to PROVE voter fraud.

img.fark.netitmakessenseblog.com

img.fark.net
itmakessenseblog.com

Gotta catapult that propaganda!!
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-06-23 08:48:42 PM  

TerminalEchoes: Really? I thought it was accurate and pointed out hypocrisy. I love how "progressives" just invent cases of racism. Seriously, when are you idiots going to stop obsessing over political issues picked from the kids menu?


When you stop sucking corporate ass.
 
2014-06-23 08:51:24 PM  

Somacandra: iheartscotch: the Justice department wouldn't prosecute individuals of a certain panther party for any sort of voter intimidation incident.

img.fark.net

I don't understand. How is it intimidation for people to stand around in a public place with camo and guns? Open carry and all that.

I dunno about you, but I wouldn't like to be the guy in the black striped shirt right then unless I was wearing bullet proof shoes.  And that guy in front of him looks like he's feeling a little nuts or would be if he could find them.
 
2014-06-23 08:51:48 PM  

Somacandra: Why would you send poll watchers to predominantly black precincts (in MS) for a Republican primary? Running low on tumbleweeds?

Also, paywalls make Baby Jebus cry.


Strangely enough, I was able to access the story with no paywall and RTFA.
 
2014-06-23 08:58:22 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: iheartscotch: Somacandra: iheartscotch: the Justice department wouldn't prosecute individuals of a certain panther party for any sort of voter intimidation incident.

I don't understand. How is it intimidation for people to stand around in a public place with camo and guns? Open carry and all that.

According to the justice department; it's not.

Please show evidence people were carrying guns. Thanks.


They had to set them down so that they could open the door for those nice old white women... (this is what Obama wants you to believe)

The truth is much more believable:

Actually, the full video was shot by Project Veritas and show them with full auto machine guns... The Justice Dept altered the video where they couldn't completely remove the guns to make them look like neon Super Soakers.

I would trust St James O'Keefe with my life...
 
2014-06-23 08:58:34 PM  
 
2014-06-23 09:03:23 PM  

BitwiseShift: uns? Open carry and all that.

I dunno about you, but I wouldn't like to be the guy in the black striped shirt right then unless I was wearing bullet proof shoes.  And that guy in front of him looks like he's feeling a little nuts or would be if he could find them.


Well, open carry people ARE a bunch of jerk offs.
 
2014-06-23 09:06:32 PM  

Mikey1969: I would trust St James O'Keefe with my life...


Hang in there. Blink twice if he's holding a gun or knife on you right now. Three times if James threatened to have his ferocious animal tear you limb from limb.
 
2014-06-23 09:06:36 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Meanwhile, in Wisconsin....

http://host.madison.com/news/local/writers/mike_ivey/voter-fraud-cas e- targets-scott-walker-backer/article_7afa077e-faf2-11e3-b655-0019bb2963 f4.html


Because of course Scott Walker is involved.
 
2014-06-23 09:07:51 PM  
Hey guys remember those two people who acted like dicks in front of a polling place and then left after they were asked to leave like 12 f*cking years ago?

Totes conspiracy for every single polling place in america ever ever
 
2014-06-23 09:08:22 PM  

The Larch: TerminalEchoes: Peter von Nostrand: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

Short, stupid, slightly racist but to the point. Good job

7/10

Really? I thought it was accurate and pointed out hypocrisy. I love how "progressives" just invent cases of racism. Seriously, when are you idiots going to stop obsessing over political issues picked from the kids menu?

The only thing I know about the black panthers at the polling place was the picture of two dweeby looking black guys dressed up in black panther costumes.

Can you full me in on what happened?


Watch the video, it's all there. It's terrifying how the held open the door for those nice white ladies.

Absolutely horrifying, you can see the fear in the ladies' faces as they thank those nice men for holding the door for them.

The horror!
 
2014-06-23 09:08:33 PM  

meat0918: You know, if some backwater country had this many election problems, we'd be demanding they send UN poll watchers to make sure everything was done on the up and up.

Since Mississippi would be a third world hellhole if it wasn't part of the US, maybe someone should call the UN.


So because one candidate is sending in poll watchers, we should send in UN poll watchers because poll watchers are bad for elections?
 
2014-06-23 09:09:56 PM  

BitwiseShift: Mikey1969: I would trust St James O'Keefe with my life...

Hang in there. Blink twice if he's holding a gun or knife on you right now. Three times if James threatened to have his ferocious animal tear you limb from limb.


Blink
Blink
Blink


Blink

The chair is against the wall

John has a long mustache
 
2014-06-23 09:14:51 PM  

Mikey1969: BitwiseShift: Mikey1969: I would trust St James O'Keefe with my life...

Hang in there. Blink twice if he's holding a gun or knife on you right now. Three times if James threatened to have his ferocious animal tear you limb from limb.

Blink
Blink
Blink


Blink

The chair is against the wall

John has a long mustache


My hovercraft is full of eels.
 
2014-06-23 09:22:25 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Mikey1969: BitwiseShift: Mikey1969: I would trust St James O'Keefe with my life...

Hang in there. Blink twice if he's holding a gun or knife on you right now. Three times if James threatened to have his ferocious animal tear you limb from limb.

Blink
Blink
Blink


Blink

The chair is against the wall

John has a long mustache

My hovercraft is full of eels.


Sounds serious, you should consult a physician.
 
2014-06-23 09:22:31 PM  
Fifty years ago, people went to Mississippi to help blacks register to vote.
Now, Republicans are sending people to Mississippi to try to keep them from voting.

Way to go guys.  A1 on your minority outreach.
 
2014-06-23 09:27:46 PM  
Hey, Mississippi finally ratified the 13th Amendment... in 2013.
 
2014-06-23 09:33:04 PM  

d23: Mission: get one set of pictures, and use constantly over the next 8 years to PROVE voter fraud.

[img.fark.net image 266x190][itmakessenseblog.com image 520x350]

[img.fark.net image 266x190]
[itmakessenseblog.com image 520x350]


Those are the geekiest group of cosplayers I've ever seen in my life. Were they not able to work on their costumes because chess club took up too much of their time?
 
2014-06-23 09:33:41 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Hey, Mississippi finally ratified the 13th Amendment... in 2013.


Hey, to be fair, they, uh, forgot.
 
2014-06-23 09:34:30 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-23 09:47:27 PM  
I don't understand why poll watchers are supposed to be scary. Want to watch me vote? You can't come in the both with me, but otherwise hey it's a public place.

And yes, I've seen the black panther picture. If that was my polling place, I'd walk right past them. fark you, this is where I vote.

I don't get it.
 
2014-06-23 09:53:24 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: I don't understand why poll watchers are supposed to be scary. Want to watch me vote? You can't come in the both with me, but otherwise hey it's a public place.

And yes, I've seen the black panther picture. If that was my polling place, I'd walk right past them. fark you, this is where I vote.

I don't get it.


Some people are really, really scared of black people. ALL black people.
 
2014-06-23 09:56:41 PM  

Somacandra: iheartscotch: the Justice department wouldn't prosecute individuals of a certain panther party for any sort of voter intimidation incident.

[i.imgur.com image 600x389]

I don't understand. How is it intimidation for people to stand around in a public place with camo and guns? Open carry and all that.


I love how they're giving them the "fat people treatment".

In that they intentionally make an effort not to show the heads of these people.
 
2014-06-23 10:07:10 PM  

iheartscotch: Peter von Nostrand: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

Short, stupid, slightly racist but to the point. Good job

7/10

You know what? You're right. I should have said African American panthers. That was awful offensive of me to refer to them as black panthers. I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to the black panther community. I'm sorry, big cats that don't actually exist and are actually regular panthers with a lot of really dark spots.


I love how right wingers love to bring up the NBPP poll controversy but always forget to mention the " patriot" that was armed with a pistol and two of his friends and were getting in the face an photographing Hispanic voters.  Seems some voter intimidation is fine if it is the right people that are intimidated.

http://tucsoncitizen.com/morgue/2006/11/07/31837-anti-immigrant-acti vi sts-accused-of-voter-harassment/
 
2014-06-23 10:25:11 PM  
Warning to White Mississippi Voters. The Voting Booth is equipped with a device that turns you black. This may confuse and confound Kenny Cuccinelli even further, on top of why he was paid to come to Mississippi in the first place.

img.fark.net
 
2014-06-23 10:35:37 PM  

Cataholic: meat0918: You know, if some backwater country had this many election problems, we'd be demanding they send UN poll watchers to make sure everything was done on the up and up.

Since Mississippi would be a third world hellhole if it wasn't part of the US, maybe someone should call the UN.

So because one candidate is sending in poll watchers, we should send in UN poll watchers because poll watchers are bad for elections?


Here's the part you misunderstood; Poll watchers are supposed to be unbiased.
 
2014-06-23 10:54:17 PM  

Jaguar Paw: iheartscotch: Peter von Nostrand: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

Short, stupid, slightly racist but to the point. Good job

7/10

You know what? You're right. I should have said African American panthers. That was awful offensive of me to refer to them as black panthers. I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to the black panther community. I'm sorry, big cats that don't actually exist and are actually regular panthers with a lot of really dark spots.

I love how right wingers love to bring up the NBPP poll controversy but always forget to mention the " patriot" that was armed with a pistol and two of his friends and were getting in the face an photographing Hispanic voters.  Seems some voter intimidation is fine if it is the right people that are intimidated.

http://tucsoncitizen.com/morgue/2006/11/07/31837-anti-immigrant-acti vi sts-accused-of-voter-harassment/


They also fail to mention that the criminal investigation against the NBPP was dropped while Bush was still in office.
 
2014-06-23 11:35:06 PM  

soseussme: Felgraf: iheartscotch: Interesting. But, it's ok if black panthers stand out in front of the polling place to "protect voters"? It's only wrong if we're not doing it?

/ I guess some people really are more equal than others

I've been told loudly by conservatives that standing around and holding a potential weapon is NOT intimidation, though.

Standing around holding weapons isn't intimidating, but standing around while black is a bit much for some people apparently.

Especially if wearing a "hoodie."


Don't forget Skittles. The number one candy among thugs.
 
2014-06-23 11:50:54 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Fuggin Bizzy: I don't understand why poll watchers are supposed to be scary. Want to watch me vote? You can't come in the both with me, but otherwise hey it's a public place.

And yes, I've seen the black panther picture. If that was my polling place, I'd walk right past them. fark you, this is where I vote.

I don't get it.

Some people are really, really scared of black people. ALL black people.


Somehow I don't think you would be so nonchalant if it was KKK instead of the Black Panthers.
 
2014-06-23 11:59:51 PM  
didn't hitler do this?
 
2014-06-24 12:05:52 AM  

cchris_39: cameroncrazy1984: Fuggin Bizzy: I don't understand why poll watchers are supposed to be scary. Want to watch me vote? You can't come in the both with me, but otherwise hey it's a public place.

And yes, I've seen the black panther picture. If that was my polling place, I'd walk right past them. fark you, this is where I vote.

I don't get it.

Some people are really, really scared of black people. ALL black people.

Somehow I don't think you would be so nonchalant if it was KKK instead of the Black Panthers.


I'm guessing that he wouldn't be scared of KKK individuals so much as laughing at them.

Whereas some people apparently find black people inherently frightening. But they aren't racist, no. Absolutely not.
 
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