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School Buses Students to Vote, Gives Them Democrat-Only Sample Ballot
Fox News ^ | Oct. 21, 2010 | Joshua Rhett Miller

Posted on 10/21/2010 11:59:17 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

The Cincinnati Public Schools system "expressly denies" that it did anything wrong when it allowed a group of high school students to be bused during school hours to the Board of Elections, to be shown sample ballots that included only Democrats, and then to vote.

And it promises never to do it again.

Thomas Brinkman, a Republican candidate for county auditor, and a group called the Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending & Taxes filed a legal complaint after three van loads of students from Hughes High School were bused on Oct. 13 to the Hamilton County Board of Elections. The students, all registered voters, were given sample ballots that listed only Democratic candidates -- "clearly with the intention of instructing [them] how to vote," according to the complaint -- before they cast their ballots.

Then the kids were then taken for free ice cream, a move Brinkman and the coalition said was tantamount to "bribery."

Brinkman's attorney, Chris Finney, said a teacher at the high school coordinated with Gwen Robinson, a former principal within the district, to allow a local church to provide three vans to transport the students to a local polling location.

"We wanted to stop this activity, to stop the buses from rolling and the one-sided nature of the contact," Finney told FoxNews.com. "We want academic freedom."

On Wednesday, attorneys for the school district and Brinkman filed an agreed order that calls for the district to "not use any personnel or property" for advocating any particular political candidate or party.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


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1 posted on 10/21/2010 11:59:20 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Aren’t these tactics against election laws? If not, they should be. This is not acceptable.


2 posted on 10/21/2010 12:02:36 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just contact Eric Holder. He’ll take care of it.


3 posted on 10/21/2010 12:03:17 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Jesus people...
Haven’t you learned by now that NOTHING is illegal if Done-While-Democrat?


4 posted on 10/21/2010 12:04:36 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Using Church vans to take High school students to vote for democratic candidates during school hours... USING CHURCH VANS? the gall of such government funded administrators.....


5 posted on 10/21/2010 12:04:48 PM PDT by Liaison
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did the students actually vote? It’s bad enough even if they didn’t. The article is not clear on that. My guess would be that they actually voted and these votes will count.


6 posted on 10/21/2010 12:09:07 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Giving them lactose and sugar laden concoctions of Ice Cream after they voted.... Where is the outrage from Mrs. Obama for give such food items to children, oh I mean young adults...
7 posted on 10/21/2010 12:10:28 PM PDT by Liaison
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hope someone is watching the facilities for the mentally challenged and the rest homes. Both were violated in 2008.

The left has no shame at taking advantage of people who are easily led.


8 posted on 10/21/2010 12:15:16 PM PDT by excopconservative
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Here is the Republican Party's angry response!
9 posted on 10/21/2010 12:19:16 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice
"Just like a Republican! Brings a Nerf bat to a gun fight!" -- with apologies to Sean Connery
10 posted on 10/21/2010 12:21:24 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How many high school students are old enough to vote?


11 posted on 10/21/2010 12:24:09 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Probably around 5-10%.


12 posted on 10/21/2010 12:27:32 PM PDT by GeorgeTex (Obama-Four M President (Mendacious Manchurian Muslim Marxist))
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To: Liaison
USING CHURCH VANS? the gall of such government funded administrators.....

Yesterday was the first day I heard these were Church vans. Why aren't the libs totally upset that the gov'mint run sckrewl kids were allowed to ride in Church vans?

13 posted on 10/21/2010 12:28:44 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"...local churches.."?

Excuse me? Local churches being used to bus high school kids to political events? The Democrat hypocrisy just piles higher and higher.

14 posted on 10/21/2010 12:32:00 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

REPEAL THE 26TH AMENDMENT!


15 posted on 10/21/2010 12:38:14 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Free ThinkerNY
And it promises never to do it again.

SOP in the commie playbook. They still get away with it

Don't count military votes? After the election, pay a fine (with taxpayer money) and promise not to do it again. But the votes still get flushed.

16 posted on 10/21/2010 12:59:21 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: Arrowhead1952

“Why aren’t the libs totally upset that the gov’mint run sckrewl kids were allowed to ride in Church vans? “

No, silly. They are almost certainly black churches. That’s completely different.


17 posted on 10/21/2010 1:13:27 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: ModelBreaker

Well, that was actually a sarcastic answer I gave, and hoped a liberal reading the threads here might just just get upset a little bit. The left abhors religion and that using the Church vans for something like this would upset them.

I know, if it were ONLY Republican ballots, this would be on every major news channel for days and the libs would have their panties in a wad.


18 posted on 10/21/2010 1:18:46 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sharron Angle is right——ABOLISH the entire EDUCATION department!!!!!!


19 posted on 10/21/2010 1:32:42 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ModelBreaker
Did you read the comments on the Fox News site? There are some idiots defending the school.
20 posted on 10/21/2010 2:18:05 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: Deb
This was in Cincinnati, Ohio. The high school in question, Hughes High, is a Cincinnati Public School (CPS) and a former principal of CPS, Gwen Robinson, at the center of this controversy and the church she used for this underhanded and intentional purpose is straight out of central Hollywood casting for a Rev. Jeremiah Wright Church.
21 posted on 10/21/2010 2:18:14 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe baby!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Thank God for FOX and the interwebs or I’d be declaring “There’s no hope!” about now and giving up.


22 posted on 10/21/2010 2:28:46 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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I wonder if this is the Gwen Robinson mentioned in the story. Sure would fit.

http://www.cincy-caa.org/president.asp

Gwen L. Robinson has been the President/CEO of the Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency (CAA) since 1995. Ms. Robinson has transformed an embattled agency into one that is now a major institution of service in the community. Under her stewardship, the agency has rebounded financially and is consistently expanding its programs and services. Ms. Robinson also plays a major role in other local initiatives, such as co-founding the nonprofit organization Every Child Succeeds. In addition, she oversaw the construction of two new multi-million dollar facilities to serve CAA’s clients and families. This is a first for a nonprofit in the Greater Cincinnati community.

Ms. Robinson serves on many boards at the local, state, and regional levels. She is also President of the State Community Action Association and she is a member of Governor Strickland’s Public Advisory Board.

She recently served as President of Cincinnatus and President of the Mid-America Community Action Agencies, a multi-state association consisting of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Ohio. She also sits on the Fifth Third Bank CRA board, Family & Children First Council, the Success by Six Executive Committee, the Cincinnati Museum Center’s African American Advisory Board, and is Second Vice-President after serving for 6 years as President of the State Community Action Association.

She has received numerous awards including the Cincinnati Enquirer 2006 Women of the Year, Leading Women of the Year, YWCA Career Women of Achievement, Ladies of Distinction 2007 Honoree, NAACP 2006 Wright Overstreet Award, Applause Magazine Image Makers Award, Ohio Finance Award for Development, and the Dada Rafiki Award for positive women in our community.


23 posted on 10/22/2010 11:43:37 AM PDT by dirk33
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To: dirk33

It is not the same Gwen Robinson. The Community Action Agency’s President/CEO is Gwen L. Robinson-Benning, who, as her bio states, has held this position for the past 15 years. Ms. Gwen L. Robinson-Benning is not a former CPS principal.


24 posted on 10/26/2010 8:24:04 AM PDT by Cincy CAA
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To: Servant of the Cross

The link here brings you to the wrong person. The Community Action Agency’s President/CEO is Gwen L. Robinson-Benning, who has never been a CPS principal.


25 posted on 10/26/2010 8:24:12 AM PDT by Cincy CAA
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To: Cincy CAA; Admin Moderator

Admin Moderator. It would appear that my link at post #21 refers to the wrong person. Please delete my post with the incorrect link. Thank you.


26 posted on 10/26/2010 10:00:13 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe baby!)
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