Skip to comments.*Vanity* Moveon.org on our property
Posted on 11/02/2004 5:07:56 AM PST by rightsmart
Please excuse my first-time post that is also a vanity. I am the principal of a christian school that is also a polling place. Moveon.org has set-up a sign on our property with a representative. When I went over to talk with the gentlement to find out what he was doing, he told me that he was "checking off names" of people who promised to vote so that they would stop calling these people. He set up over 100 feet from the polling place, but it is on our property.
This is their MO on election day!
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First I'd find out exactly how many feet away that you can have literature. I know when I was a kid in Chicago it was 100 feet.
THEN I'd find out about the "checking off of names" I think that's weird.. but..
THEN I'd call the republican office and make SURE there is someone for the pubbies out there.
IF he's within the guidelines let him be - bottom line - just because THEY are causing trouble - we need to rise above it. I'm not saying turn over - I'm just saying while you have a Christian School - you have agreed to allow it to be a polling place - therefore you should follow the rules in place for campaigning.
Call police, he is tresspassing. There is always the shotgun with rubber buckshot available at your local gun store. Wont kill the guy, but will give him the message. :)
(okay, just a little over the top there, but i am frustrated with moveon.communist)
It was raining so they had their coats on when they walked in. I did not notice.
I'd call the police as well. If he's breaking the law, let them be the enforcers.
Good luck with that. I can't find a number to call mine.
Hubby just called after he voted. Our neighbor signed the registry role and then asked if he could come back later to vote. The lady (precinct committee woman?) said he couldn't come back and vote later. He started acting up and saying "What? I've got to get to work. What do you mean I can't vote? I've worked precincts before and I always let people vote when they want." The lady said he had already signed, so he had to stay in line and vote now. He was causing a scene.
Some guy popped his head in the door, saw the long line, and left. Our neighbor started ranting that the other guy shouldn't be allowed to come back later and vote. The lady explained that he hadn't signed the ledger yet. Our neighbor was ranting some more.
I said that this explains why he's a Democrat. He's too stupid to vote. Hubby thinks they may have planned things like this so they can complain and cause trouble.
Are other people having trouble? This is a solid GOP county; however, we have orcs from Indianapolis moving in. I tried to call the county GOP and couldn't find a number. Hubbby said the polling lady was upset and trying to get through to someone but couldn't.
Dial 411. Ask for Republican headquarters for your county. They will have a number, believe me.
Or call the Voting Commission. Every county has one.
If I were you, I'd go back there and ask what you can do personally to help. They will have phone numbers for you to call. Or lend one of them a cell phone if they don't have one.
If you experience this yourself, give them the name of a democratic voter in your voting precinct.
Good idea, Peach. The line is busy. I hope the committee woman got through.
contact the police and inform them that these people do not have permission to be on the property.
Let the police sort it out
Seriously, call the police. They are breaking the law.
the only caveat being the principals duty to protect the children from unauthorized persons - that said - the building should be off limits - provide plenty of iced tea and coffee and lock the bathrooms - theyll be gone in an hour
What he said makes no sense. ALL of the calls are going to stop tomorrow in any case. This is not for the convenience of the Kerry voters.
I don't know what he's really doing there, or what he's doing with names of registered voters, but it ain't what he told you. Call someone in the Republican party. And go out and take some pictures.
While I have all the patience in the world for free speech, that patience ends when it comes to intimidation at the polling place. These zealots need to know that they cannot control the voting booth. Have the cops throw these creeps off your property NOW. This is no time to coddle creeps that are trying to manipulate people's rights to vote.
As long as the moveon goons stay at least 100 feet away from the polls, they are legal, at least on electiuon day at a public polling place. If they show up tomorrow, shoot them.
Don't know anything about the letter of the law on this one, but this makes perfect sense to me.
I think you're right.