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Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:23 PM

Reverse Psychology

We all know Trump will end the long lines after polls are closed in heavily democratic metro areas, but.... what IF we hand of trump signs to those waiting... maybe a fox news camera catch it...maybe trump would not stop the vote... if he think trump voters are still waiting, when they are actually Biden voters...

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Reply Reverse Psychology (Original post)
Smackdown2019 Oct 2020 OP
Totally Tunsie Oct 2020 #1
Smackdown2019 Oct 2020 #2
Thekaspervote Oct 2020 #3
Ms. Toad Oct 2020 #6
PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 2020 #4
Ms. Toad Oct 2020 #5
Smackdown2019 Oct 2020 #7

Response to Smackdown2019 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:32 PM

1. Umm - no.

First, when polls close, if you are in line, you get to vote.

Second, candidate materials are not allowed within a designated area near the polls (I believe it's a 150' perimeter.) so handing out items is verboten.

Third, what sane Democratic voter is going to stand in a voter line holding campaign material for their despised opponent?

That's not reverse psychology...that's nuts.

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:42 PM

2. LOL

Well trump is stupid and those lines would most likely extend past 150 ' ...

Lastly, trump will do all he can to shutdown the vote...

True, I would cringe to be shown as a supporter... but it could work to keep him from filling court request to stop the vote...

Just a thought

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Response to Smackdown2019 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:48 PM

3. Why not make it look like and report it as a long line to vote, just not at a polling place,

Post it to twitter.

Got 25-50 friends or a really big family? Wouldn’t that be fun.

The best part would be he would fall for it totally. After all this time aren’t WE entitled to making some fake news?!

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:28 PM

6. Please don't.

The job of your voter protection team is hard enough without having to sort out real long lines (which we track) from fake long lines.

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Response to Smackdown2019 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:11 PM

4. No. Simply a dumb idea.

As has already been noted, those who are in line when the polls close, no matter how long those lines are, get to vote.

Plus, they will probably be well within whatever the local limit is for things like campaign signs.

You haven't thought this through.

Oh, and I can't speak for anyone else, but I would absolutely NOT hold a Trump sign. You could not possibly convince me it's a joke worth making.

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Response to Smackdown2019 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:26 PM

5. He has absolutely no ability to end the lines.

The law is absolutely clear that if you are in line, you get to vote.

Aside from which, closing the polls is under the control of the local board of elections.

Finally, democrats also have a robust voter protection team. Part of the protocol is to protect the end of the line when the poll closing hour arrives. There are attorneys on standby (working all day for this, and other, isssues) who will work first with the local boards of election, and if that is not successful - will immediately file for an injunction.

We've been doing this for years. (I've personally been doing it for 3 presidential elections - this will be my 4th) This particular concern is a non-issue.

Short-staffing/overloading polling locations in places where there are likely democratic voters - which creates longer lines in the first place is harder. The fallout from that is people get tired and leave. A much better idea than shoving Trump signs in voter's hands to prevent the line being cut off would be to see if there is anything you can do to encourage voters not to leave.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 08:52 AM

7. Thank you

I am just worried that he will file to stop the elections of any state after 1901, including those in lines. Didn't know those in lines are entitled by law to allowed to vote. It seems in prior elections that the Republicans want to stop allowing those in voting line pass 1900 to vote. With his supreme court, afraid more than ever he get his way.

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