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Ky. poll worker charged with assault, interfering with election
CNN & AP ^ | November 07, 2006

Posted on 11/07/2006 9:49:02 AM PST by maquiladora

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A poll worker was arrested Tuesday and charged with assault and interfering with an election for allegedly choking a voter and pushing the voter out the door, an official said.

Election officials called police, and the voter wanted to file charges, said Paula McCraney, a spokeswoman for the Jefferson County Clerk.

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1 posted on 11/07/2006 9:49:02 AM PST by maquiladora
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To: maquiladora

And I thought I had a difficult time voting. :D Sounds like a typical election day in Louisville, unfortunately.


2 posted on 11/07/2006 9:50:32 AM PST by IMissPresidentReagan ("My Friends we did it....we made a difference. ...All in all not bad, not bad at all." Pres. Reagan)
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To: maquiladora

I'd be interested to know the party affiliation of both the voter and the poll worker, and if they knew each other.


3 posted on 11/07/2006 9:50:44 AM PST by TampaDude (If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the PROBLEM!!!)
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Maybe the voter had it coming?


4 posted on 11/07/2006 9:51:07 AM PST by vollmond (Sorry, Mom, the mob has spoken!)
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To: maquiladora

Democrats starting street theater early.


5 posted on 11/07/2006 9:52:20 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Karl Rove you magnificent bastard!)
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To: maquiladora

The Democrat Get Out the Vote Strategy--kill every voter you're suspicious of one at a time.


6 posted on 11/07/2006 9:52:30 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Republican, atheist, pro-lifer, stranded in Blue Boston)
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To: TampaDude
I'd be interested to know the party affiliation of both the voter and the poll worker, and if they knew each other.

Since party affiliation is not mentioned and this is apparently a city of Louisville precinct, my bet is that the assaulter was a (D) and the assaultee was an (R).

7 posted on 11/07/2006 9:53:00 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: maquiladora

If you read the headline really fast it sounds more like a strip club story...


8 posted on 11/07/2006 9:53:35 AM PST by YouPosting2Me
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To: vollmond
Maybe the voter had it coming

Maybe the voter wasn't supposed to be voting?

9 posted on 11/07/2006 9:54:08 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: maquiladora

If this had happened here in Mississippi, the poll worker would have been dragged outside, tied to a tree, doused with sugar syrup and sprinkled liberally with fire ants!

LLS


10 posted on 11/07/2006 9:54:18 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: maquiladora

Just a training session/demonstration of what REAL disenfranchisement looks like.


11 posted on 11/07/2006 9:54:21 AM PST by Hegemony Cricket (I'm Hegemony Cricket, and I improved this message.)
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To: TampaDude

the voter was obviously Republican and the official was obviously democrat.

How do I know this? Because CNN didn't say. Thats how.

If a Republican would have choked a Dem, CNN would have blasted it over every outlet and made it front page news.


12 posted on 11/07/2006 9:54:51 AM PST by HOTTIEBOY (I'm your huckleberry)
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To: maquiladora
Reminds me of the cool reaction i got when I voted at a primary election in downtown nyc one day. When I got to the desk, the old crow working the location screeched out 'democrat?'

I made a disgusted face and said, "Ma'am, PLEASE!"

Didn't go over well with her, or most of the slobs on line behind me. Dem-heavy city, you know.
13 posted on 11/07/2006 9:55:00 AM PST by HitmanLV ("If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking until you do succeed." - Jerry 'Curly' Howard)
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To: TommyDale; sheana; panthermom

Maybe it was an illegal alien trying to vote fraudulently?


14 posted on 11/07/2006 9:55:18 AM PST by Liz (Nearly all men can stand adversity, but to test a man's character, give him power. Abe Lincoln)
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To: Darkwolf377
"The Democrat Get Out the Vote Strategy--kill every voter you're suspicious of one at a time. "

Kill them so you know they will vote Democrat.

15 posted on 11/07/2006 9:56:15 AM PST by Hexenhammer
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Perhaps the Assaulter thought the "R" stood for Rutgers!

I guess they take their Football serious in Louisville, KY.

RamS
16 posted on 11/07/2006 9:57:05 AM PST by RamingtonStall (More Guns ==> Less Crime! Get your CHL today! http://www.ohioccw.org/)
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To: maquiladora

tolerant, diverse and inclusive Dem poll worker, no doubt.


17 posted on 11/07/2006 9:57:30 AM PST by sappy
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To: maquiladora

While I'm pretty sure I could take the nonagenarian who keyed the machine for me, a couple of those gals taking signatures looked like they could hold their own


18 posted on 11/07/2006 9:59:08 AM PST by digger48 (there went breakfast)
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To: RamingtonStall

"Perhaps the Assaulter thought the "R" stood for Rutgers!"

LOL...BTW, my father went to Rutgers...SCARLET KNIGHTS, BABY!!!


19 posted on 11/07/2006 10:01:07 AM PST by TampaDude (If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the PROBLEM!!!)
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To: maquiladora

In 2003 this county tried to bar Republican observers...

Now they have them arrested and call CNN.


20 posted on 11/07/2006 10:01:37 AM PST by mrsmith
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To: HOTTIEBOY; E. Pluribus Unum

WERD...that's what I figured...we'll see how it shakes out...perhaps the DemocRATS are getting nervous???


21 posted on 11/07/2006 10:03:18 AM PST by TampaDude (If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the PROBLEM!!!)
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To: YouPosting2Me

You're bad. You're really bad ;-). Mind in the gutter, I tell ya!


22 posted on 11/07/2006 10:03:28 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: maquiladora
choking a voter and pushing the voter out the door

Is there a problem with this? Is it forbidden in the manual? ;-)

23 posted on 11/07/2006 10:04:09 AM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: HOTTIEBOY

Notice how the story is worded to use no "him's" or "she's"--my guess is that this is an assault on a woman Republican.


24 posted on 11/07/2006 10:04:22 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Looks like the "Che Brigade" got up early for a change.


25 posted on 11/07/2006 10:05:44 AM PST by VOA
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To: mrsmith
In 2003 this county tried to bar Republican observers.

What election did you have in 2003?

26 posted on 11/07/2006 10:06:27 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: HOTTIEBOY

Absolutely right....the assailant was a RAT and the victim was the Republican. Omission of party affiliation on CNN is a sure sign.


27 posted on 11/07/2006 10:06:36 AM PST by I'm ALL Right!
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To: Mamzelle

What is going to be next....... SNAKES AT THE BALLOT BOXES!


28 posted on 11/07/2006 10:06:55 AM PST by JFC
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To: maquiladora

Libs gone wild, now on DVD.


29 posted on 11/07/2006 10:07:37 AM PST by CaliGangsta
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To: Disambiguator

http://www.wave3.com/global/story.asp?s=1511218&ClientType=Printable


30 posted on 11/07/2006 10:08:03 AM PST by mrsmith
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To: CaliGangsta

"Libs gone wild, now on DVD."

LOL!


31 posted on 11/07/2006 10:08:41 AM PST by TampaDude (If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the PROBLEM!!!)
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To: TampaDude
I thought the BIG GAME (Louisville vs Rutgers) was on Thursday. Perhaps some people in Louisville started early?

I look forward to seeing a really good game!
=================================================
Meanwhile for another great game: 18-NOV-2006

Ohio State vs Michigan !

O-H-I-O
Go Bucks!

RamS
32 posted on 11/07/2006 10:09:08 AM PST by RamingtonStall (More Guns ==> Less Crime! Get your CHL today! http://www.ohioccw.org/)
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To: TampaDude
BTW, my father went to Rutgers...SCARLET KNIGHTS, BABY!!!

I'm stuck in UConn country--my in-laws even got me season tickets for this year's football season.

Suffice to say, I've secretly enjoyed watching every single home loss that they've suffered.

GO ORANGEMEN! Er...GO ORANGE!

33 posted on 11/07/2006 10:09:40 AM PST by CT-Freeper (Said the perpetually dejected Mets fan.)
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To: Disambiguator

I figured it was either a typo or a local election.

Thanks!


34 posted on 11/07/2006 10:10:23 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: JFC
What is going to be next....... SNAKES AT THE BALLOT BOXES!

Ha! Good one! "We've got to get these emeffin snakes out of this emeffin ballot box!"

35 posted on 11/07/2006 10:14:41 AM PST by subterfuge (Tolerance has become the greatest virtue, and hypocrisy the worst character defect.)
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To: maquiladora

My party affiliation is a source of conversation at my local precinct. The poll workers say, "Hey a Republican" Apparently I'm one of the few registered Republicans in the area. I say nothing.


36 posted on 11/07/2006 10:14:43 AM PST by sully777 (You have flies in your eyes--Catch-22)
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To: RamingtonStall
OMG... Nov 18, huh? Can they do it? CAN THEY DO IT? Even though I only spent the first 12 years of my life in Columbus, I still can't stand the smug looks on the Michigan fans I run into on occasion (when talking college football, of course).

With all these dead people voting, maybe we could resurrect Woody. Maybe we could even have him clobber a few froggy Dem poll workers...

Hope all goes well!

37 posted on 11/07/2006 10:15:56 AM PST by Mugwump
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To: Hexenhammer
LOL

The Dead Vote Straight Ticket D

Now there's a Ramones song title...

38 posted on 11/07/2006 10:22:42 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Republican, atheist, pro-lifer, stranded in Blue Boston)
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To: YouPosting2Me
that's election, with an L
39 posted on 11/07/2006 10:23:35 AM PST by Nihil Obstat
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To: TampaDude

I'd be interested to know the party affiliation of both the voter and the poll worker, and if they knew each other.

I worked the polls in Kentucky(Anderson)for several years in a predominantly Democrat county, I am a Republican, and I refused to work this year because of Democrats doing their best to harass and cause problems for me. They are rabid when it comes to trying to get what they want, that is for sure.


40 posted on 11/07/2006 10:30:27 AM PST by debboo (Stop socialism, vote conservative)
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To: maquiladora

Someone should that over-zealous Comrade to step into line -- the communist revolution hasn't been completed yet. Plenty of time to bludgeon the masses later.


41 posted on 11/07/2006 10:39:11 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Afghan protest - "Death to Dog Washers!")
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To: maquiladora
That's the upside to crowded polls. The last few elections, I've worked close enough to my voting location that I had voted during my lunch break.

The plus; Almost no lines, in and out in less than 5 minutes.

The Minus; Very little potential for entertainment.
42 posted on 11/07/2006 10:44:57 AM PST by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: HitmanLV
LOL - I had the same reaction when I much younger. I walked in and the workers had to give us the proper ballot. . .

She handed me the one for the Dems and I handed it back and very nicely told her that I was a Republican. She literally spit the word to the person next to her - with the Rep ballots. At first I was a bit thrown off by her lack of tact but then I just started to laugh.
43 posted on 11/07/2006 10:54:47 AM PST by ninergold3 (Jesus Loves Me - This I Know - For The Bible Tells Me So)
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To: ninergold3

Memories! :-)


44 posted on 11/07/2006 11:00:15 AM PST by HitmanLV ("If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking until you do succeed." - Jerry 'Curly' Howard)
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To: RamingtonStall

Great game coming up! I heard Ohio State's coach is only dressing 20 players for it. The rest have to dress themselves!
Go Blue!


45 posted on 11/07/2006 11:13:10 AM PST by MissP-38
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To: maquiladora

46 posted on 11/07/2006 11:14:30 AM PST by FreedomNeocon (Success is not final; Failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts -- Churchill)
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To: maquiladora

Interesting . . . .I got pushed out a door by a poll worker today, too! No choking, though.

Apparently this "gentleman" thought the 12-16 people waiting to vote or in the process of voting in the room was too much and when I tried to enter he pushed me back out the door. A woman came up behind me and loudly demanded to know if he was denying us the right to vote . . . .

I was finally allowed in when this putz deemed it "not overcrowded" . . . . .Sheesh - give some people a little bit of power and they go bananas!


47 posted on 11/07/2006 11:17:58 AM PST by WIladyconservative
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To: maquiladora
Voter Says He Was Choked By Poll Worker; Arrest Made
...there was a problem at a polling place, the United Auto Workers Union Hall...
'splains a lot.
48 posted on 11/07/2006 11:39:00 AM PST by BufordP ("Every morning I start my day with juice, toast, and a big bowl of Baby Crunch!" -- Michael J. Fox)
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To: Nihil Obstat

"that's election, with an L"

Oh, really???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7_H0soF9WU


49 posted on 11/07/2006 12:03:35 PM PST by TampaDude (If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the PROBLEM!!!)
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To: Liz
"Maybe it was an illegal alien trying to vote fraudulently?"

I hope so.

50 posted on 11/07/2006 12:25:59 PM PST by TommyDale (Iran President Ahmadinejad is shorter than Tom Daschle!)
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