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*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.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
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To: rightsmart

If you experience this yourself, give them the name of a democratic voter in your voting precinct.


51 posted on 11/02/2004 5:46:36 AM PST by CondiArmy
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To: Peach

Good idea, Peach. The line is busy. I hope the committee woman got through.


52 posted on 11/02/2004 5:47:35 AM PST by Samwise (W4)
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To: rightsmart
What should I do?

contact the police and inform them that these people do not have permission to be on the property.

Let the police sort it out

53 posted on 11/02/2004 5:49:13 AM PST by Revelation 911
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To: rightsmart

Seriously, call the police. They are breaking the law.


54 posted on 11/02/2004 5:50:12 AM PST by Capitalism2003 (America is too great for small dreams. - Ronald Reagan, speech to Congress. January 1, 1984.)
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To: TheRightGuy
Even though your Christian school is priavte property, when you opened it up tom become a public polling place you gave up your right to privacy.

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

55 posted on 11/02/2004 5:54:21 AM PST by Revelation 911
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To: rightsmart
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.

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.

56 posted on 11/02/2004 5:56:55 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: All
Any more threads implying violence, and I'm yanking this thread.

Thanks

SBM

57 posted on 11/02/2004 6:02:07 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator
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To: rightsmart

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.


58 posted on 11/02/2004 6:03:36 AM PST by orangelobster
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To: TheRightGuy
"Even though your Christian school is priavte property, when you opened it up tom become a public polling place you gave up your right to privacy.

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.

59 posted on 11/02/2004 6:05:25 AM PST by LincolnLover (Thune Wins + G Dubya Wins = I am Deeply Gladdened (Election Day 2K4))
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To: HitmanNY

hehehehehe


60 posted on 11/02/2004 6:06:05 AM PST by cyborg
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To: TexasNative2000; Vic3O3; cavtrooper21

Post #25

What a wonderful idea! At the very least, it gives the reader a chance to spend time in God's word. At best, it gives us a chance to convert someone from Satan's grasp.

Semper Fi


61 posted on 11/02/2004 6:06:50 AM PST by dd5339 (A sheepdog, a warrior, someone who is walking the hero's path.)
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To: hellinahandcart
What he said makes no sense. ALL of the calls are going to stop tomorrow in any case

Much as I hate moveon and all it stands for, what this guy's doing has purpose. It's a classic example of precinct politics that I often use myself. Once I've identified voters in my precinct who have expressed support for my candidates, I keep them on my "plus" list.

On election day I get a pollwatcher credential and check in periodicaaly with the judges to match my "plus" list with those who have shown up to vote. As the day moves along, I will start calling those on my "plus" list who have not shown up. Obviously I will not waste my time those who have already voted.

62 posted on 11/02/2004 6:07:41 AM PST by TheRightGuy (ERROR CODE 018974523: Random Tagline Compiler Failure)
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To: cyborg

I admit, I am a bit of a briuser trapped inside a conservative Republican's body! :-)


63 posted on 11/02/2004 6:08:52 AM PST by HitmanLV (I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my own.)
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To: rightsmart

I can't believe the people saying that they are tresspassing on private property....you opened up your private property to the public...so if they are the required distance from the polling area, they are not tresspassing. Good grief...has the election fried everyone's brains?


64 posted on 11/02/2004 6:09:44 AM PST by ContemptofCourt
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To: rightsmart

I am a Florida voter and MoveOn was out in front of my polling place offering cookies. A friend of mine said they were out in front of his also.


65 posted on 11/02/2004 6:10:20 AM PST by FlaAvalanche
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To: rightsmart
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.

Be nice, but tell him the school is PRIVATE PROPERTY.

They may respond saying that there is a public easement and so they have the right to be there.

Tell them the public easement extends to public right-of-way traffic and not for any purpose that THEY choose, including electioneering. Since they're moveon scum they probably wont respond to issue of law and a polite request. Then call the cops

66 posted on 11/02/2004 6:13:05 AM PST by Smedley (the sky is falling")
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To: counterpunch

Don't post that again.


67 posted on 11/02/2004 6:14:03 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: TheRightGuy

Yes, but you are not standing outside the polling place asking people for their names, are you?

And if he had a pollwatcher credential as you did, he wouldn't have to stand outside, would he?

Nah, either they're remarkably inefficient or something else is up.


68 posted on 11/02/2004 6:21:00 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: ContemptofCourt

If you allow your private property to be accessed by the public via a realtor's open house, should someone be allowed to come and set up a lemonade stand in the yard?

It just seems to me that if they opened up the private school to the public for a specific purpose, they should legitimately be able to limit access for that specific purpose only.


69 posted on 11/02/2004 6:22:24 AM PST by agrace
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To: Sidebar Moderator
Any more threads implying violence, and I'm yanking this thread. Thanks SBM

Beginning to wonder of anyone was home.

70 posted on 11/02/2004 6:47:46 AM PST by Allosaurs_r_us (Carnivores for conservatism)
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To: OpusatFR
Have the children play outside screaming and yelling and running and bumping and throwing balls.

LOL. Let the rug rats have at 'em!

71 posted on 11/02/2004 6:50:11 AM PST by Lijahsbubbe (If it weren't for double standards liberals would have no standards at all)
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To: rightsmart
Here, I did your homework for you....

(Minn)204C.06 Conduct in and near polling places.

Subdivision 1. Lingering near polling place. An individual shall be allowed to go to and from the polling place for the purpose of voting without unlawful interference. No one except an election official or an individual who is waiting to register or to vote shall stand within 100 feet of the entrance to a polling place. The entrance to a polling place is the doorway or point of entry leading into the room or area where voting is occurring.

You opened up your school to be a polling place, so, IMO, you abide by the "polling place" rules and lose your "private property" rights as long as you are a polling place.

72 posted on 11/02/2004 6:50:35 AM PST by ContemptofCourt
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To: rightsmart
Call them what they are "brown shirts" funded by a Nazi sympathizer by the name of Soros. Soros fled after the Nazis lost power, not because of them. Shove their propaganda down their throats and make sure you do it loudly. Truth is what MOVEON fears.
73 posted on 11/02/2004 6:51:18 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: TheRightGuy
On election day I get a pollwatcher credential and check in periodicaaly with the judges to match my "plus" list with those who have shown up to vote. As the day moves along, I will start calling those on my "plus" list who have not shown up. Obviously I will not waste my time those who have already voted.

That has been my expierence too.

74 posted on 11/02/2004 6:51:30 AM PST by lucysmom
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To: rightsmart
Isn't this the day you were going to spread Malorganite on your lawn?

(Malorganite is fertilizer made from human waste.)

75 posted on 11/02/2004 6:51:42 AM PST by jigsaw (God Bless Our Troops)
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To: rightsmart
He set up over 100 feet from the polling place, but it is on our property.

If you are going to be a polling place, you have made your property basically into public property for the day.

76 posted on 11/02/2004 6:52:34 AM PST by dirtboy (Tagline temporarily out of commission due to excessive intake of gin-soaked raisins)
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To: rollo tomasi
Call them what they are "brown shirts" funded by a Nazi sympathizer by the name of Soros. Soros fled after the Nazis lost power, not because of them. Shove their propaganda down their throats and make sure you do it loudly. Truth is what MOVEON fears.

If there is a question about the legality of what the man is doing, a call to the local authority should sort that out. If he is there illegally, let the police deal with it. While calling people names may be personally satisfying, how you behave on election day at the polls reflects on Bush and Republicans in general. I would appreciate it if your behavior did not make me look bad.

77 posted on 11/02/2004 7:04:47 AM PST by lucysmom
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To: undeniable logic
They are so organized its scary. They came by our neighborhood last week and had a huge list with every address and registered voter. They found out who supported Kerry and who supported Bush. I just got back from voting, and they had someone standing outside the polls. As you left, they asked if you would like to have your name removed from their list, so that you wouldn't be contacted.

It would be interesting to see how many people on the Moveon list are voting from different addresses and have the same phone number.

78 posted on 11/02/2004 7:28:02 AM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: lucysmom
Brown shirt is not name calling it's fact. Look up their bio. Do you think the crap their handing out is factual? Are we to play dumb? You comfront them with the truth, what don't you get?
79 posted on 11/02/2004 7:28:04 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: rollo tomasi
Brown shirt is not name calling it's fact. Look up their bio. Do you think the crap their handing out is factual? Are we to play dumb? You comfront them with the truth, what don't you get?

"Brown shirt" is name calling, and in this context IS asking for trouble. Challenging on issues and facts is not name calling, however, on election day in front of a polling place is not the time to do it.

80 posted on 11/02/2004 8:00:41 AM PST by lucysmom
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To: rightsmart

shoot them
then call the police

just kidding


81 posted on 11/02/2004 8:04:38 AM PST by rang1995
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To: ContemptofCourt
Thank you to all who responded with useful advice. I called the local GOP office and they put me in touch with an voter fraud hotline that was staffed with some lawyers. The advise I got was to ask them, and any political group, to leave our property. We do not want to have any negative press and cause a scene by calling the police. In the end, the moveon.org "precinct commander" agreed to take his sign away and we agreed to have them on our property. Just so you know, they were not approaching any voters. In the few hours that I was watching, only about 4 people came up to be "checked in." After each "check-in" the "commander" would get on his cell phone.
83 posted on 11/02/2004 9:09:05 AM PST by rightsmart (Kerry's pretending to be Joe Sixpack when he's really Joe Cognac)
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To: rightsmart

Blogs for Bush: call in reports of voter fraud by calling 1-888-610-8170.


84 posted on 11/02/2004 9:10:12 AM PST by icecold
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To: rightsmart

Moveon.org was parked outside my poll as well.

Minnesota voter


85 posted on 11/02/2004 9:18:19 AM PST by maggief (... riots afterwards ... Liz Edwards, "...not if we win.")
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To: lucysmom
Nobody stood up to the same tactics the Nazi brown shirts in the 30's and look what happened. MoveOn has basically the same ideology (Fascism). I guess you have never really stood up for yourself against these people. I have met many and the only thing that scares them is calling them out on their propaganda. Heck, these guys protesting and getting arrested is a badge of honor for them. They expect you to remain silent while generating photo opts getting "arrested".

What drives them away are counter protest, i.e calling their butts out. We are in a battle, civility has long been a victim. I bet you were all up in arms when people were "bothering" Al Gore when the chanted "Get out of Chaney's house".
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1264898/posts
86 posted on 11/02/2004 11:10:57 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: rollo tomasi

Chaney=Cheny


87 posted on 11/02/2004 11:11:54 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: rightsmart

Be sure to drag them inside after you shoot them. You can them plead self defense after home burglary.


88 posted on 11/02/2004 11:13:24 AM PST by Tall_Texan (Let's REALLY Split The Country! (http://righteverytime3.blogspot.com))
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To: rightsmart

I agree - break out the sprinklers. And tell him to leave or you'll call the cops. Or go put out your anti-Kerry lawn signs. Make sure they're REALLY big.


89 posted on 11/02/2004 11:14:01 AM PST by Terriergal ("Woe to you...Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!"Matthew 23:23a,24)
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To: Samwise
we have orcs from Indianapolis

LOL!

90 posted on 11/02/2004 11:15:12 AM PST by Terriergal ("Woe to you...Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!"Matthew 23:23a,24)
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To: rightsmart

Did you call the exterminators?


91 posted on 11/02/2004 11:17:46 AM PST by 6ppc (Pajamas are for wimps! Freep naked!)
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To: FlaAvalanche

am a Florida voter and MoveOn was out in front of my polling place offering cookies.

Illegal! Not that Move on cares.


92 posted on 11/02/2004 4:45:25 PM PST by Valin (Out Of My Mind; Back In Five Minutes)
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