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I will be a Poll Watcher, Will You?
Vanity | 1 November, 2012 | marktwain

Posted on 11/01/2012 10:56:54 AM PDT by marktwain

For the last two elections, I have been a poll watcher for the Republican party. There are never enough volunteers, even though it is one of the most important and effective things you can do to protect our Constitution and society.

The clearest thing that we saw, was that when we had poll watchers in place, the voting percentages changed significantly in favor of Republicans.

In Yuma, as in many counties around the country, there has been a history of suspected fraud on the part of Democrats. In Yuma, it is mostly concerned with cross border voting and intimidation of voters who do not speak english well.

There were several polling places that we were most concerned about, and that is where we concentrated the available poll watcher.

Each state has rules about what is allowed at the polls. Usually, campaigning is not allowed within 75 feet of the polling place. Someone can help someone vote, but they cannot do it repeatedly. Election officials are to check that voting is done according to the rules, with voters checked off the rolls, and proper ID asked for where it is required.

I only saw small violations of the rules when I watched the polls, but it was clear that I was watching. I highly recommend carrying a clipboard and taking notes. Do not sit back in a corner where you cannot see what is going on.

In our state, once you leave the poll, you cannot reenter, so make sure that you can access the restrooms without leaving the poll (poll workers have to do this as well). Bring enough refreshments to last through the time that you will be there. I was there for 14 hours because of the lack of volunteers.

Becoming a poll watcher is easy. Contact your local Republican (or Liberterian) organization and volunteer. You should be given a breifing on the rules and a place and time to do your poll watching. It is not difficult work, but it is extremely important.

It is most important in those areas dominated by Obama supporters. This is where you can make a difference far beyond your single vote. If you are feeling as though you do not make a difference, this is where you can make a significant difference.

One day of your time, that is what is required.

On next Tuesday, I will be at a Poll, watching, with clipboard in hand.

Where will you be?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: cheat; election; politics; pollwatcher
Those of you who say, "I will fight when they come for my guns" or "Give them the bullets first". This election is much easier and much safer. If you are willing to put your life on the line, why not be willing to give up one day of your life, when it is far safer and far easier?
1 posted on 11/01/2012 10:56:55 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

i will be campaigning all day ... various activities.

In mark twain territory.


2 posted on 11/01/2012 11:00:41 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (campaigning for local conservatives)
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To: marktwain

I was asked to be and have accepted here in Richmond, VA.


3 posted on 11/01/2012 11:01:43 AM PDT by albie
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To: marktwain

I signed on to be an election judge. Brutal training... 3+ hours, coming at you like a fire hose, no breaks. I’m still reviewing the manual. Have to be at the polling place at 5AM, close it down at 7PM... pack everything up , transmit results, and then get to quit for the day.

Cook County. I doubt if any shenanigans will be going on in my precinct. Suburbs.


4 posted on 11/01/2012 11:04:25 AM PDT by Basement Dweller
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To: marktwain

If you see anyone from the UN - give em hell.


5 posted on 11/01/2012 11:07:54 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: marktwain

Absolutely. I was a poll watcher for Keith Rothfus in 2010, and God willing, I’ll do it again on Tuesday.


6 posted on 11/01/2012 11:10:13 AM PDT by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: marktwain

I am election judge.


7 posted on 11/01/2012 11:10:43 AM PDT by lone star annie
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To: campaignPete R-CT

I’d like to say that I’ll be a poll watcher, but alas, I’ll be working a 12-hour day shift instead. In fact, for the first time in my life, I voted early because of work.


8 posted on 11/01/2012 11:17:31 AM PDT by meyer (Proud member of the 53%.)
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To: marktwain

I will be working at the polls as an election inspector.


9 posted on 11/01/2012 11:29:00 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: marktwain

You don’t think it’s too late?


10 posted on 11/01/2012 11:29:27 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: marktwain

Normally I would but I will be out of town next week.


11 posted on 11/01/2012 11:38:59 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: marktwain
I'll also be a Poll Watcher. Proudly taking one of my precious vacation days.

Might be my last employment day. Depending on the outcome, by Wednesday I may be across the border...
12 posted on 11/01/2012 11:41:39 AM PDT by BikerJoe
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To: campaignPete R-CT

We’ll be poll watching and doing tare-sheets in Kingman, AZ, Mohave County.


13 posted on 11/01/2012 11:58:20 AM PDT by spiderfern
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To: campaignPete R-CT

We’ll be poll watching and doing tare-sheets in Kingman, AZ, Mohave County.


14 posted on 11/01/2012 11:58:48 AM PDT by spiderfern
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To: marktwain

I’m not sure what I’ll be doing counts as poll watching. But I’ll be there with smart phone in hand.


15 posted on 11/01/2012 12:05:50 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: albie
I will be also be watching in a county west of you. It's going to be a very long day, but much easier than being in Afghanistan.
16 posted on 11/01/2012 12:36:42 PM PDT by 103198
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To: MtBaldy

ORCA?


17 posted on 11/01/2012 12:41:14 PM PDT by 103198
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To: marktwain

I was a poll watcher in 2010. This year I will be an election clerk in a rather big Republican precinct.


18 posted on 11/01/2012 1:10:11 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: marktwain

I will be a poll watcher in Hamilton County, OH, as part of Romney’s Project Orca. I attended a training session today.


19 posted on 11/01/2012 1:28:41 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: 103198

Yes.


20 posted on 11/01/2012 1:52:06 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: marktwain

I will be working as an Election Officer in Northern VA.


21 posted on 11/01/2012 2:02:25 PM PDT by VORTAC (Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important - T.S. Eliot)
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To: marktwain

I’ll be there as a Republican judge on Tues in KY. Although I don’t believe we’ll have a bunch of shenanigans here as we are fairly solid Red. Voted today, and added another vote for Mitt.
I don’t think it’s going to be all that close. I believe we’ll be able to start laughing at the Media pretty early. They are going to be fun to watch.


22 posted on 11/01/2012 3:59:04 PM PDT by rikkir (Political office should be a sacrifice, not a reward. Do your service and GO HOME!)
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To: subterfuge; All
You don’t think it’s too late?

Probably not. Our training is going to be at noon on Saturday.

Call your local Republican Party organization, and they can get you fixed up. We always need more volunteers. A few more mean that the shifts can be shorter, and/or more polls can be covered.

23 posted on 11/01/2012 6:54:58 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: MtBaldy

Also...


24 posted on 11/01/2012 7:15:24 PM PDT by 103198
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To: 103198

Cool.


25 posted on 11/02/2012 5:32:57 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks marktwain.


26 posted on 11/03/2012 10:02:36 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: MtBaldy

Me, too! :^)


27 posted on 11/03/2012 10:04:23 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: MtBaldy

Turned out to be a farce anyway. My credentials never arrived at the local Republican HQ. It wouldn’t have mattered anyway. The local REPUBLICAN Supervisor of Elections never vetted the volunteers who did get their packages. Orca volunteers were not allowed anywhere near the poll workers.


28 posted on 11/09/2012 6:44:23 AM PST by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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