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Protect Freedom: Serve As An Election Judge or Poll Watcher on Election Day. Stop Vote Fraud!
None ^ | 9.24.2002 | USConservative

Posted on 09/24/2002 8:04:24 AM PDT by usconservative

Election Day 2002 is looming large, and with it will come all sorts of wild ass accusations of vote fraud, vote tampering and more. We need only look back two weeks at Florida's Democrat primaries to see what's waiting in the wings for November.

The Democrats are pulling out all the stops to try and keep their stolen, ill-gotten majority in the U.S. Senate. They're also trying to seize control of the U.S. House in an attempt to stop President Bush's National Security agenda, and protecting our homeland.

Let's be clear on what's at stake here: OUR FREEDOM. OUR LIBERTY. OUR SECURITY. OUR CHILDRENS AND GRANDCHILDREN'S SECURITY. What happens in November is going to impact this nation for decades to come. Make no mistake about it: we are at a critical time in our Nation's history. Will we protect & defend ourselves from ALL enemies and secure our freedom, or will we sit idly by and let everything our Founding Fathers worked so hard to obtain, slip through our finders? Will we let down those who fought and died for our Freedom & Liberty in two World Wars, or will we join the battle and keep their memory alive?

Look, I'm not saying go into the voting booth and vote straight Republican. I simply can't bring myself to say that given the state of the Republican party in my own state of Illinois. (Corrupt bastids!!) But what we must admit -myself included- is that the Democrats do not have our national security interests in mind!

Roadblock after roadblock are being setup by Little Tommy Dasshole in the Senate to prevent President Bush from running Homeland Security properly - including the ability to hire/fire based on performance. Democrats want to unionize Homeland Security workers. Unionizing Homeland Security workers does *nothing* to secure our borders, it only secure's some low level gubbermint employee's job!

Need more proof that the Democrats don't have our National Security in mind? Eight long, sordid years of the Clinton Presidency gave us an INS that is corrupt to the core, has no idea how many people they've let into our country, no idea how many have overstayed their "welcome" or where they're at to deport them! In fact, of the 19 hijackers that were in this country legally, most of them came here during the Clinton Presidency! At a time when the INS was defunded, demoralized, and de-equipped to do their jobs because Bill Clinton and the Democrats wanted as many illegal "Motor Voters" as they could get to get and keep control of the White House!!

I could go on for days, really - I could. But it belabors the point of how YOU can make a difference.

Ever thought of being an Election Judge? How about Poll Watcher? How about volunteering to bring people to the polls and VOTE? I've served in all three capacities, and will be doing so again this year. Personally, I find alot of satisfaction in serving in any of these roles.

Election Judges are responsible to ensure that voters are who they say they are. That includes asking for photo identification, and checking signatures of voters. In 2000 I served as an election judge and stopped alot of people who weren't registered to vote, from voting. People who fail to vote regularly "fall off the rolls" in Illinois and must re-register. These types of voters show up at the polls once every 8-10 years to vote, and complain that they should be allowed to vote since they registered "10 years ago" or so. Some election judges will acquiesce and hand them a ballot. This is wrong. I didn't. I caught hell for it all day during election 2000, but it was well worth it to stop the fraud.

Poll Watchers are there to report activities like Electioneering for candidates too close to the polls, assist those who are having problems understanding the voting process, and to watch the Ballot Box to ensure it's secure at all times - including transport to the County Clerk's office - to ensure no ballot box stuffing or tampering occurs.

Other election day volunteers are there to report any other suspicious activity, and video tape when necessary any illegal activites as proof to the State Board of Elections for any/all improprieties. Where I live vote tampering is so bad, we video tape the entire transport of the ballot box to the County Clerk's office.

So there's LOTS to do on Election Day. It's critical that anyone who's capable to serve in one of these capacities DOES SO on election day. IMO, our National Security is at stake.

TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Free Republic; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democratcriminals; electionday; votefraud; voting
We can talk about the issues all day long. Yes the Economy is important. Yes the Pro-Life movement is important, and Yes issues such as stem cell research, missle defense, immigration policies and more are important.

But the most important issue to ME, is protecting and defending the United States of America from ALL enemies. That includes foreign (Hussein, Al Qaeda, Bin Laden, Saudi Arabia....) and Domestic (liberal democrat anti-American agenda.)

Without our own National Security guaranteed, we will have NONE of the above.

On election day, be an Election Judge, Poll Watcher or Volunteer. Aside from Military Service to our country, there is no better way to protect and defend our freedoms from being stolen from us.

It is our right. It is our duty.

1 posted on 09/24/2002 8:04:24 AM PDT by usconservative
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To: usconservative
The Republicans need poll watchers for November.It will hinge on absentee and provisional votes.

Volunteer here for Florida
2 posted on 09/24/2002 8:26:21 AM PDT by ijcr
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To: usconservative
This may well be the most productive proposal I've heard recently. And so obvious.

Now, how do I get information to volunteer for any of these roles here in SE Connecticut?

Any CT freepers out there with links or information?

3 posted on 09/24/2002 8:39:23 AM PDT by Lloyd227
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To: Lloyd227
Contact your county Board of Elections. They are in the phone book. I know here in NEOhio they are always begging for qualified individuals to serve as judges and presiding judges.
4 posted on 09/24/2002 8:43:12 AM PDT by North Coast Conservative
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To: usconservative
Good idea. Also try to get a job with the INS and do your part, small though it may be.
5 posted on 09/24/2002 8:46:57 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: Lloyd227
Call the County Clerk's office, or the State Board of Elections.

Get involved & good luck! We need more Election Judges & Poll Watchers.

6 posted on 09/24/2002 8:56:24 AM PDT by usconservative
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To: usconservative
It is also useful to look at the last few messages comp.risks. There has been lots of discussion about voting on this group. The (2002) Florida Comedia d'Vota was predicted some time ago.
7 posted on 09/24/2002 9:06:00 AM PDT by Doctor Stochastic
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To: conspiratoristo
I once signed up to be a poll worker. Just for the heck of it, see how things worked. Two days before election day, I get a call asking "If I wanna be a precinct captain?". I didn't have a clue what a captain did. I got a crash course in election day do and don't. The rules were printed on a card. I got a business card with two phone numbers in case there was any trouble. Just call, "We will get to you as soon as we can". Don't talk to the media. Voting records are public records, but only after some administrative time delay has been met.
I spent my whole 13 hours explaining issues to voters. I wasn't allowed to be partisan because we didn't have a Democrat at our poll. One lady did show up after I called the board. I just showed voters a copy of the full page issue ads that the board had purchased. The ads had a summary at the bottom, which is all I could advise people to go by.
I also was able to help locate polling places that had changed for whatever reason. Since I was from the precinct, I could make good guesses at what the polling place was for an address.
The bums in charge of the "kids vote" didn't show up. I ended up calling the principal of the school we were set up in. He sent a couple of teachers over to help me get the mock election stuff set up. The school staff would peek in every once in a while to see the crowd. Then run and get a class to "vote". I think the kids vote was the best part of the whole day. One little girl was overwhelmed by the whole process. I told her "To just pick whatever she wanted". She voted for women candidates down the line "Because they were girls"...
8 posted on 09/24/2002 9:06:31 AM PDT by chadwimc
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To: chadwimc
"Because they were girls... "

That's still a legitimate way to choose sides isn't it? :-)

9 posted on 09/24/2002 12:25:17 PM PDT by Lloyd227
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To: usconservative
I do serve as a poll worker. I take time off from my job and perform the 12-15 hour minimum wage job. Some other positions that I've worked at are poll book judge, poll captain, ballot judge and poll watcher (nothing paid for the latter). I'm working my way up to Inspector. In November I will again be a ballot judge.
10 posted on 09/25/2002 10:59:12 AM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: usconservative
Good Topic, Good Idea. Project Bump.
11 posted on 09/26/2002 6:41:17 AM PDT by PetroniDE
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To: PetroniDE
One week to election day BUMP!

Seems that there's been a rash of posts on FR with this same idea since I posted this thread.

Hmmm ... wondering where they got the idea ;-)

12 posted on 10/29/2002 2:24:14 PM PST by usconservative
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To: usconservative
Florida voters, help prevent election fraud. Unless you area a poll worker or certified poll watcher, you may not remain inside the polling place for any reason other than to vote. HOWEVER, keep your eyes and ears open while you are there. ANY VOTER MAY CHALLENGE THE RIGHT OF ANOTHER TO VOTE. Here is the pertinent law:

101.111   Person desiring to vote may be challenged; challenger to execute oath; oath of challenged elector; determination of challenge.--

(1)  When the right to vote of any person who desires to vote is questioned by any elector or watcher, the challenge shall be reduced to writing with an oath as provided in this section, giving reasons for the challenge, which shall be delivered to the clerk or inspector. Any elector or authorized poll watcher challenging an elector at an election shall execute the oath set forth below:

(See link for form with oath)

(2)  Before a challenged elector is permitted to vote by any officer or person in charge of admission to the polling place, the challenged elector's right to vote shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of subsection (3). The clerk or inspector shall immediately deliver to the challenged elector a copy of the oath of the person entering the challenge and shall request the challenged elector to execute the following affidavit:

(See link for form with oath)

Any inspector or clerk of election may administer the oath.

(3)  If the challenged person refuses to make and sign the affidavit, the clerk or inspector shall refuse to allow him or her to vote. If such person makes the affidavit, the inspectors and clerk of election shall compare the information in the affidavit with that entered on the registration books opposite the person's name, and, upon such comparison of the information and the person's signature and the taking of other evidence which may then be offered, the clerk and inspectors shall decide by a majority vote whether the challenged person may vote. If the challenged person is unable to write or sign his or her name, the clerk or inspector shall examine the precinct register to ascertain whether the person registered under the name of such person is represented to have signed his or her name. If the person is so represented, then he or she shall be denied permission to vote without further examination; but, if not, then the clerk or one of the inspectors shall place such person under oath and orally examine him or her upon the subject matter contained in the affidavit, and, if there is any doubt as to the identity of such person, the clerk or inspector shall compare the person's appearance with the description entered upon the precinct register opposite the person's name. The clerk or inspector shall then proceed as in other cases to determine whether the challenged person may vote.

13 posted on 10/29/2002 2:34:33 PM PST by Dixie Mom
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To: usconservative
You get some credit, but not all.

We have a few people here in Houston who have been election judges for several election cycles. The H.A.T. people have been talking about this since early in the primary season. Probably others have been talking about it since Election 2000. Nice to see lots of threads on this though.

14 posted on 10/29/2002 2:39:06 PM PST by PetroniDE
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To: PetroniDE
I'll take what I can get, and another BUMP back to the top!

Don't Let The DemocRATS Steal The '02 Elections! Protect Freedom!

15 posted on 10/30/2002 7:05:25 AM PST by usconservative
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