Skip to comments.Voters Turned Away As Citizenship Box Creates Confusion At The Polls
Posted on 08/07/2012 3:36:59 PM PDT by mandaladon
LANSING (WWJ) Some voters have reportedly been turned away from the polls on Michigans primary election day for refusing to fill out the new citizenship box on their ballot application.
Jocelyn Bensen, Director of the Michigan Center for Election Law, said theyve been taking calls from confused voters across the state regarding this issue. Shes criticizing the Secretary of States office for failing to remind clerks that voters who decline to fill out the citizenship box must still be allowed to cast a ballot.
It has been the number one issue that we received calls on this morning, Bensen told WWJ Newsradio 950. And thats why we contacted the Secretary of States offices again today, urging the office to issue a clarifying statement, which they finally did at around noon.
A spokesperson for the Secretary of States office said clerks at some precincts were reminded about how to handle the citizenship question.
(Excerpt) Read more at detroit.cbslocal.com ...
Anyone who has any doubt about their citizenship status should not be voting!
reading is hard!
I voted this morning, and I didn’t even have to think about my answer to that question. I’m highly suspicious of how many calls they got about this. And why would someone think to call her???? She is the woman who ran on the democrat ticket for SOS in the last election, so I’m skeptical.
“Confused” about citizenship huh? They shouldn’t belong anywhere near a voting booth!
Especially if you are an illegal immigrant who can speak English and want to vote for Obama.
Only Demonrat voters are confused about their citizenship.
...and/or about their ultimate loyalties.
Either you’re a citizen, or you aren’t. It wasn’t rocket science, just color in the correct orb—Yes or no. Why should the ACLU get involved in such a simple question?
I know, it’s tough if you’re trying to lie. If a person was trying out for fraud...too bad for him.
Out of curiosity, how is the question worded?
Let me guess ...
This was a an issue that ended up on a ballot and the people of Michigan VOTED TO HAVE IT AS PART OF THE BALLOT !!
So obviously, these that are REFUSING, did not vote for it (for whatever reason) .. or didn't vote .. period !
Either way, they have no standing.
Jocelyn Bensen was the Soros Secretary of state project candidate.
Ruth Johnson wisely ran in part against Benson being a Soros puppet and even showed Soros in campaign ads.
Just for the record: IMHO Governor Geek is an a$$.
Manufactured Crisis Alert!
Manufactured Crisis Alert!
Yes, expect a judge shortly to issue an order keeping certain polling stations in certain precincts open an additional two hours.
Are you a U.S. citizen? YES____ NO_____
and you color in the correct answer. They won’t let you in to the polling place unless you answer that. I asked what would happen if I answered “no” and my UPS man (he works the polls) said then you have to go see THAT lady.... and pointed out the one in charge of the process.
I’m glad they are doing it. Also glad we had to show photo ID!!
“Civil liberties groups have said the question is an attempt to discourage people from voting”
By definition, a failure to support the basic civil structure common to virtually every nation means you’re not a “civil liberty group”.
Best they take that "yes" box off there ~ just confuses them.
LOL how pathetic do you have to be to run to the media and tell them that I’m too stupid to know if I’m a citizen or not?
This is not so unusual. Most DemocRat voters don’t know their citizenship.
It wasn’t really a question. It was just a ellipse you colored in like a test next the something worded like “I am a Citizen of the United States”. or something similar. Not exactly confusing...(if you can read and understand English)
Thanks cripplecreek. I saw it, and proudly checked “yes”. No one had to point it out to me, or assist me with my voting paperwork because I couldn’t read English.
Thats kind of what I figured.
And given the simplicity of the question and how I should necessarily be answered I have to agree with your assessment of Jocelyn Bensens radio commentary in your # 4 post.
Jocelyn Benson Wiki Bio
I personally think this ad is the one that won the race for Ruth Johnson.