Thursday, October 23, 2014

Long lines for early voting in Forsyth County

This is what happens when you have restrictions on early voting and voter ID.  Wait should be an hour, but there are campaigns telling certain demographics it will take them two hours.  Now who would do that?  Take a guess.  

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  1. In other words, are you suggesting Democrats don't care enough to stand in line to vote? Blacks have the attention span of a gnat? How is the "wait" any more of a hardship for one voting bloc worse versus another? Is there a "rich, white conservative" secret door for select few to enter so they won't wait? Oh, and I hope the voting is by paper, since at least some of the early on electronic voting (Illinois) is switching votes once they've been cast.

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  2. Did I say any of those things? Those are your words. I'm saying minorities who had to get back to work were being told false info.

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  3. That's been your theme... Republicans wish to diminish the chance to vote for "those who'd typically vote Democratic" through tighter voter ID laws, lessening early voting (even though it brings NC more in line with the national average).
    As to the minorities you say were being told the wait was longer... where does that info come from? Legislators and their laws? I wasn't there - or on the receiving end of those comments... were the comments being offered as people entered the voting area?

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  4. You don't think the new voter restrictions make it harder to vote? I know based on what the minorities told me today. But maybe you can call them liars.

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  5. I've voted early in past elections and the line has been equally long, so I'm not sure how you can chalk that up to new restrictions. Why would only the minority voters have to get back to work? Were the white voters you encountered unemployed? Self-employed? Your comment sounds like a gross generalization. If you personally witnessed campaign poll workers misleading certain voters, there is a process for reporting them to the election commission. I am, however, very interested in first hand accounts of how the new restrictions impacted specific individuals (as opposed to the general longer line for everyone). Can you give some specific or anecdotal examples?

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  6. Anon, I was told by at least 3 African American voters that they were told 2 hrs. It was really 45-55 minutes.

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  7. And we no doubt "listen" to campaign workers on the other side of the aisle? Jump in line with the white folk and the rich guys... you're all in the same boat. The more your side claims victimhood, the more silly you appear. Depending on your worldview, life is full of opportunities if we want to exercise our mind/body... or it's a shit sandwich - controlled by "the man."

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  8. Easy for you to say. The laws disproportionately affect blacks as this group is 33 per cent more likely to vote early and 24 per cent more likely to vote out of precinct. Those are just a few ways. Hardly victimhood.

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  9. Whether I choose to vote early is my CHOICE. Unless you demonstrate that blacks are somehow prohibited from voting on "voting day" - or by absentee... then your argument fails. Heck, maybe women (or men, or gays, or elderly, etc) may CHOOSE to vote early.

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  10. It appears you are engaging in a circle jerk of circular reasoning. Making it harder, disproportionately, for one group is per se discriminatory. Have you read any voting cases? Don't you know disparate impact is discriminatory?

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