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Wed Mar 4, 2020, 04:30 PM

 

GOP voting booth tactics

This from someone in rural rural northern California:

"4th election in a row our polling workers, all old, MAGA demographics folks, tried screwing with our ballots. Putting our standard ballots into the provisional ballot box, trying to say my wife and son weren't registered, etc.

Yesterday, they gave my wife a Republican ballot, we're registered Democrats and Ca has closed primaries. She didn't notice, except that Trump was on her ballot and her choice wasn't. So she wrote them in. She mentioned it when we got to the car. We already had our sample ballots filled out and she said the ballot wasn't the same. I realized what happened and we went back and fixed it."

They will cheat at every opportunity
If I were to vote in a presidential
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relayerbob Mar 4 OP
aquamarina Mar 4 #1
relayerbob Mar 4 #12
DonaldsRump Mar 4 #2
cp Mar 4 #3
Mr.Bill Mar 4 #4
relayerbob Mar 4 #13
BlueIdaho Mar 4 #5
Baitball Blogger Mar 4 #6
blue-wave Mar 4 #7
Fresh_Start Mar 4 #8
Fresh_Start Mar 4 #9
relayerbob Mar 4 #11
Fresh_Start Mar 5 #14
relayerbob Mar 5 #15
Fresh_Start Mar 5 #16
relayerbob Mar 5 #17
2naSalit Mar 4 #10

Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 04:33 PM

1. Yes they will and it will get worse.

 

You might want to consider opting for a mail in ballot - they can't mess with those.
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Response to aquamarina (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 10:23 PM

12. Although we are in Georgia

 

we live in a safe, Democratic stronghold in Atlanta an the polling place is literally across the street at an elementary school. I don't actually trust them to get mail-ins any better, TBH.
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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 04:35 PM

2. Please call Election Protection and report this

 

I posted this yesterday: https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287616097

Please everyone call them if you detect ANYTHING wrong at any precinct, registrar office etc. You were smart enough to figure this out, and that's great. But there are others who will fall for it for any reason, and we have to protect them,

PLEASE CALL ELECTION PROTECTION to let them know so that they won't try these kinds of illegal things.
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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 04:36 PM

3. Report them

 

to your county clerk or state elections board. If you have a League of Women Voters in your area, contact them for advice.
Thank you.
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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 04:37 PM

4. They should absolutely report that to their Registrar of Voters.

 

And if they don't get results there, then take it to the public comments section of a Board of Supervisors meeting, or take it up privately with the Chairman of the BoS. The Bos hires and fires the Registrar. The things they described, if done intentionally, are not cheating, they are crimes.

I'm a former precinct inspector in Northern California.
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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 10:24 PM

13. Thank you

 

I passed the info off to them
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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 04:40 PM

5. Report Them

 

They have no business running a polling place.
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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 04:40 PM

6. Christ! They're still doing that nonsense.

 

They are probably popular in their communities, people know about their hi-jinx and they probably have family members connected to the supervisor of election's office.

If there aren't severe penalties, with someone willing to pursue legal action, their activities become the stuff of local legend.

That's why this type of behavior should never be tolerated.
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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 04:42 PM

7. Most definitely report this!!

 

What a despicably evil thing to do!!
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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 05:28 PM

8. Hundreds of California voters are being registered with the wrong party. Is DMV to blame?

 

Elections officials across the state are linking many of the reported complaints to the state’s new Motor Voter program, which launched ahead of the 2018 midterms to automatically register eligible voters when they visit the DMV. The 2015 law was designed to help boost participation, but a rushed launch prompted 105,000 registration errors to occur following its roll-out. https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article238302243.html
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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 05:33 PM

9. California law requires publication of pollworkers and affiliation..

 

As outlined in Election Code 12105.5(a), this is the list of poll workers assigned to work the March 3 Presidential Primary as of February 24. The list of poll workers who actually served on Election Day will be posted no later than March 31. https://www.cocovote.us/wp-content/uploads/Assigned_Poll_Workers__E_8__March_2020_-1.pdf
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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 10:20 PM

11. They were registered correctly.

 

The polling people were trying to damage their vote

But, yes, lots of other errors were involved
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Response to relayerbob (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 09:40 AM

14. The poll workers don't have discretion.

 

Their county provided them with a voter roster and specific instructions for each voter. The poll workers had ZERO to do with the information they are working with.

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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 12:12 PM

15. Nope

 

They had a separate local issues ballot that was not party specific and the primary one that was. They gave the wife the wrong primary ballot. When they compared their printed receipt (which should be mandatory everywhere IMO), to her sample ballot, it was not the same. They went back in and talked to the poll workers and she was finally given the right ballot and allowed to vote properly. I'd like to know what happened to the original ballot, however, and whether her "voting twice" will have future repercussions. We'll not ever know that I suppose
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Response to relayerbob (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 12:28 PM

16. I never said mistakes don't happen

 

go to your county election site and check the names of the polling location workers, it must be published...in my county it looks like every polling location has a mixture.
Then sign up to be a poll worker for November and be there to make it right.

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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 12:33 PM

17. This didn't happen to me, it happened to a friend n CA

 

They aren't interested in following up, I tried to get them to
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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 06:53 PM

10. Don't forget to report them to the state authorities.

 

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