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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 11:33 PM

Neo-Nazi And Proud Boys Groups Push Trump Campaign Poll Watching Online: Reports

Source: ABC News/MSN

2 hrs ago.

Officials in multiple states are taking aggressive steps to protect voters from efforts by militias or other armed groups seeking to congregate near polling places on Election Day, as simmering online activity indicates that some groups are trying to register as campaign poll watchers for Donald Trump's campaign.

In Michigan, an open carry state, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson on Friday announced a ban on open carry firearms at and near polls. "Michiganders should know that law enforcement across multiple levels is working together to ensure that anyone who wishes to exercise their right to vote in person on Election Day can do so safely and without the threat of intimidation," said Col. Joe Gasper, the state's police director.

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal issued a statement, also on Friday, that reiterated guidance for local law enforcement to help protect voters. Poll watchers "may not harass or intimidate voters, engage in electioneering, cause disturbances at polling places or challenge voters based on their race or ethnicity or how they are expected to vote," the statement said.

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo said at a Thursday press conference that she's "putting security provisions in place" to assure voters "there's no place for violence, there's no place for threats."...

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/neo-nazi-and-proud-boys-groups-push-trump-campaign-poll-watching-online-reports/ar-BB1a6KGM?ocid=msedgdhp



The steps are in response to online accounts tied to neo-Nazi sympathizers and "alt-right" groups such as the Proud Boys that have been generating posts encouraging supporters to join the campaign's Election Day operations, according to 2 new reports this week.

Efforts include sending out links to poll-watching registration sites for the Trump campaign's so-called 'Army for Trump,' a project working to recruit thousands of supporters to sign up as campaign poll watchers on Election Day.



- Proud Boys at an Ohio event in 2020.

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Reply Neo-Nazi And Proud Boys Groups Push Trump Campaign Poll Watching Online: Reports (Original post)
appalachiablue Oct 16 OP
Cryptoad Oct 17 #1
appalachiablue Oct 17 #2
SergeStorms Oct 17 #19
SunSeeker Oct 17 #3
NEOBuckeye Oct 17 #4
mdbl Oct 17 #5
beachbumbob Oct 17 #6
Lonestarblue Oct 17 #8
beachbumbob Oct 17 #12
Maeve Oct 17 #7
Earthshine2 Oct 17 #9
Magoo48 Oct 17 #10
muriel_volestrangler Oct 17 #11
Illumination Oct 17 #13
turbinetree Oct 17 #14
Javaman Oct 17 #15
Roisin Ni Fiachra Oct 17 #16
Talitha Oct 17 #17
Jack from Charlotte Oct 17 #18
SergeStorms Oct 17 #20
McCamy Taylor Oct 17 #21
OldBaldy1701E Oct 18 #22
BlueWavePsych Oct 18 #23

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 12:01 AM

1. I guess after Jan 20,,,,

these thugs will have to go back to shooting up schools......

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 12:13 AM

2. Unless they're in the Herd swept up by Covid this winter, God forbid

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 12:04 PM

19. Please...

don't even go there. School children's lives shouldn't be a political bargaining chip.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 01:10 AM

3. ARREST THESE TERRORISTS!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 05:22 AM

4. Just tell them to "follow their leader"

Hitler blew his brains out like the punk coward he was.

The only good Nazi is a dead Nazi.

These bastards are not going to be tolerated.

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Response to NEOBuckeye (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 05:50 AM

5. Agreed!

They don't deserve to live in a law-abiding society, just like Trump.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:18 AM

6. Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Texas is where will see the violence at the polls

with possible Kansas, Missouri, Alabama as well

lets hope the law enforcement is up to protecting the citizens rights to vote or not


After the dust is settles and we count the deaths, charges will have to be brought against trump and foxnews for promoting the violence

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:47 AM

8. I don't know about other states, but Texas has some fairly strict laws for poll watchers.

Poll watchers must be appointed by the parties and be registered voters in the county where they will be poll watchers. Poll watchers must display their ID as a watcher at all times and may not converse with or challenge a voter.

I suspect the Proud Boys haven’t bothered learning the rules for poll watchers. They may find that there are laws saying what they can and cannot do, like being armed to the teeth and directly challenging minority voters in line to vote.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:44 AM

12. rules will be ignored, 100% certain on that

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:42 AM

7. What will they do when they arrive and there are no porta-johns?

Hopefully, they'll piss off

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:01 AM

9. Vote early! Avoid these potential problems. nt

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:03 AM

10. I've yet to determine what these boyz are so proud of.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:38 AM

11. Former GOP legislator charged with assaulting a poll worker at Wake early voting site

Just a shove, but when these loons are armed, it could get a lot worse:

Gary Pendleton was an official Republican poll observer at the Northern Regional Center on East Holding Avenue in Wake Forest, where he was charged with a misdemeanor assault. Pendleton, 73, served in the N.C. General Assembly from 2015 to 2017 and is a former Wake County commissioner and retired brigadier general.

Pendleton said he pushed a poll worker who blocked him from entering the polling site.
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Pendleton had been a poll observer at Roberts Community Center in Raleigh on Thursday, and said he was allowed to enter the site early to observe poll workers. When he was denied early entry on Friday, he said he asked the poll worker in Wake Forest what was he was trying to hide.
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Observers are generally not allowed in to polling places early, Sims said, but some had been on the first day of voting.

“We communicated with them today that they shouldn’t be doing that,” Sims said. “The site he went to today they were following what they were supposed to be doing.”

https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article246502300.html

That's a retired state legislator, county commissioner and senior military officer. Someone you'd expect to be level-headed. But he felt privileged, and went too far. If he was 40, or 50, years younger, and armed (or just reckons he could win a fist fight), like the "watchers" the Republicans and Nazis are preparing, there'd be blood.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:58 AM

13. We'll see how proud these boys are when all their rights are taken away, their assets are

seized & they're locked away from society!...

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 09:30 AM

14. After this election just maybe some of these assholes should get locked up

starting with that orange hair covid walking asshole sitting in the white house and then go right down the line, and then bring that indicted asshole Bannon in ..............

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 10:11 AM

15. I have a simple message for the racist "proud" boys...

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 10:12 AM

16. Voters should mock and antagonize them mercilessly.

With references to their firearms being a substitute for their deficiencies as pathetic little man-boys.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 11:17 AM

17. To the MSM - these goons are domestic terrorists. Stop calling them 'militias'.

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Response to Talitha (Reply #17)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 11:44 AM

18. You're right......

They are Republic Party terrorists.

I say this several times a day when these morans or other MAGAT hats spewing racial slurs appear on TV....... "This is your Republic Party today."

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 12:08 PM

20. Hold on a minute.

Trump says all Democrats are using "illegal" mail-in voting, so wouldn't the only people standing in line to vote on election day be Trump supporters?

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 04:09 PM

21. Can we count on law enforcement to arrest them?

Probably not.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Reply #21)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 06:22 AM

22. With all the calls...

for defunding the police coming from the left? Nah, they'll just have some fun cracking some heads with their batons and being legal bullies for the corporatocracy. If they show up at all since they might be put into a situation where they were 'in fear for their lives'. (Quite possibly the greatest excuse for fascism I have ever heard.)

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 10:09 AM

23. Domestic terrorists need drone monitoring (with Hellfire missles locked and loaded).

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