Skip to comments.Minnesota Election Officials Treat Voters Like Confused Children
Posted on 11/02/2010 7:58:06 AM PDT by Michael van der Galien
Editors note: A group of citizen watchdog groups in Minnesota have implemented a program called Election Integrity Watch. Part of the initiative involves wearing buttons to the polls which say Please ID Me and presenting photo identification as a silent protest in advocacy of legislation requiring photo identification to vote. In the final days leading up to the election. A handful of state and county election officials banned the buttons, along with any apparel referencing the Tea Party. The groups co-sponsoring Election Integrity Watch filed a lawsuit challenging the ban. The case was heard Monday. The following is addressed to Minnesota voters.
When you head to the polls today, rest assured that your determination to vote for the candidate of your choice will not be derailed by the intimidating presence of a button on someones shirt reading Please ID Me. You will not be lulled into a deep state of hypnosis, and compelled to vote against your intent, upon gazing at a t-shirt promoting Tea Party Patriots.
There are two reasons for this. One, you are an intelligent self-determining individual able to hold your course despite others apparel. Two, on Monday, a U.S. district court judge ruled in favor of restricting such apparel.
U.S. District Judge Joan Ericksen said Monday that the items could be viewed as political, and that the polling place is supposed to be a place of peace, order and decorum. If anything, she said, the buttons are designed to affect the actual voting process by suggesting voters are required to show ID.
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Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4JYzC04V0I&feature=related
Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVdcvG53GSQ&feature=related
Part 3- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vmmevkHb9s&feature=related
Part 4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m53qJjRQLw&feature=related
Or — as another brighter FReeper said: “Who knew that fair elections are a partisan issue?”
This is great!
I’ve been thanking everyone who asks me to see identification, whether at the bank or at a retailer, when using a credit card or for any reason, for the last couple years.
I just say “thanks for checking my ID” and show it.
It’s been my little one-man “conciousncess raising effort.” I say it loud enough so people who around can hear me.
I love the idea of a pin!
Will they ban you for "wearing" this?
When we vote in California, we always get out our drivers licenses and give them to the sweet little ladies manning the polls. They always say, “Oh, you don’t need to show ID to vote” and we always say, “That’s OK, I think we SHOULD have to show ID to vote”.
Yet, In Alaska, voters will be allowed to wear wristbands which have Lisa Murkowski’s name on them so they can properly spell her name on the write in ballot.
Seems to me, that is also electioneering inside the polling places.
Submissive wife? (eye-roll)
“Who would be intimidated other than someone perpetrating vote fraud?”
If they are committing a felony, (vote fraud), I honestly don’t think they will be intimidated by a button.
Which is one reason I’ll never be a lawyer. I would get in deep kimchee when I treated a judge like an idiot.
Act like one, & I’ll treat you like one.
Leftist libtard (eye-roll)
Worked just fine...
Trust me, lawyers get in their insults. One of the ones most commonly used is “Your Honor, with all due respect.”
the picture on page 4a of the MN Pioneer Press today clearly shows a voter at the polls holding DFL (democrap) campaign literature...but that’s OK I guess.(and not deemed ‘political’.)
The left is all up in arms about billboards saying “Don’t vote illegally”.
No really, they were.
Really? Is that true? The audacity of the people is stunning.
Oops. Above should be “the audacity of these people”.
Enjoy that wait and sip that TEA, for all to SEE, from SEA to shining SEA.
At least this one never automatically ends up on the Democrat voter rolls.