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Wed Mar 21, 2012, 03:52 AM

 

Anybody catch the cheesy "No on 5" ads (Anchorage municipal election)?

They're actually arguing that measure 5 restricts the rights of LGBT business owners.

Do the "No on 5" people when the Chutzpah Award, or what?

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Reply Anybody catch the cheesy "No on 5" ads (Anchorage municipal election)? (Original post)
Ken Burch Mar 2012 OP
Steerpike Mar 2012 #1
Ken Burch Mar 2012 #2
Blue_In_AK Apr 2012 #3
d_b Apr 2012 #5
Blue_In_AK Apr 2012 #6
d_b Apr 2012 #7
Ken Burch Apr 2012 #8
Blue_In_AK Apr 2012 #10
Ken Burch Apr 2012 #11
Blue_In_AK Apr 2012 #12
d_b Apr 2012 #4
Ken Burch Apr 2012 #9

Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 12:42 PM

1. My wife and I will be voting yes on 5!

You can see the irrational hatred of gays being used as a political tool to gain votes for the rethugs. They play on the fears of the southern baptists here in Anchorage...it's sickening.

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Response to Steerpike (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 04:55 PM

2. Glad to hear you'll be voting the humane way.

 

n/t.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 12:27 AM

3. The No on 5 people are completely crazy.

Did you see that 18 polling places here in Anchorage ran out of ballots tonight a couple of hours before the polls closed? Talk about a hot-button election...

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 01:18 AM

5. the machine at my precinct was messed up

it wouldn't take the ballot. the poll worker had to open this side compartment and told us to put our ballots in there o.0

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Response to d_b (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 04:18 AM

6. Something very bizarre went on here tonight.

Our elections are always a little weird but this one was over-the-top. I can't believe all the precincts running out of ballots. And don't you find it strange that all the bonds passed with such big majorities (usually something liberals would do) while Prop 5 went down? I had the city clerk say on Channel 2 that they thought a lot of people from outside Anchorage tried to vote.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 08:43 AM

7. i do find that strange.

the machine not taking our ballot was really bizarre though. It took the old white people's ballot just fine, but when it was time for me and the black guy to put it through...nothing lol. i'm like shit, this is like a scene out of one of those ohio voter fraud documentaries.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 12:46 PM

8. Were those precincts in the same area?

 

Is there some way to use that fact to overturn the result in court?

That's a pretty large number of precincts to have ballot shortages...and to have those shortages at the precise time of day when the most progressive voters would have generally been arriving at the polls.

I hope the AkCLU is looking at this...as well as the Lambd Legal Defense Fund.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 02:24 PM

10. Several of them were in east Anchorage, Paul Honeman's home turf.

A lot of them were in South Anchorage, but there were shortages all over town.

The thing I find most strange is that all the bond propositions, which would tend to attract liberals, won by approximately 60-40 splits, which is almost unheard of here, and yet prop 5 was defeated by almost the same amount. That doesn't make any sense to me. All those liberals voting for the school and park bonds are going to vote AGAINST equal rights? I 'm not buying it.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 03:02 PM

11. This suggests a strong case DOES exist for throwing out the election in court

 

I understand 18 precincts were involved, more or less...as a point of reference, how many precincts ARE there in all of Anchorage?

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 03:53 PM

12. I can't seem to find a straightforward answer to that question

without doing a lot of math. It should be simple enough to find, I would think, but apparently my Google skills are lacking.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 01:17 AM

4. ugh

this better pass

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Response to d_b (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 12:48 PM

9. For some reason, hatred and cheesy computer graphics carried the day.

 

Don't lose heart...it took eighty-eight years to overturn legal Jim Crow-ninety years prior to that to abolish slavery-one hundred thirty years for women to get the vote...justice sometimes takes awhile in this country, but it wins in the end.

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