Skip to comments.Few reports of lines, aggressive poll monitors across California
Posted on 11/06/2012 6:59:33 PM PST by blueplum
The election hotline manned by the secretary of state's office had received 6,700 calls by mid-afternoon, but only about 200 of them were complaints, Velayas said.
The most common complaint, sparking about 50 calls, was that a pollworker had acted rudely or did not perform satisfactorily, Velayas said. Fewer than 15 calls targeted electioneering at poll sites, with some callers not knowing that such activity is barred only within 100 feet of the entrance.
A more serious problem was noted at a Southern California election problem center manned primarily by nonpartisan lawyers and other volunteers, including Kathay Feng, executive director of California Common Cause.
Feng said their "election protection hotline" received numerous complaints of overly aggressive affiliates of a conservative political group -- some of them monitors, others pollworkers -- who were intimidating voters in ways ranging from demanding identification to standing close to them while they marked ballots.
At least one voter from 20 polling sites complained of being asked to show identification unnecessarily, Feng said.
Complaints about overly aggressive monitors or pollworkers tended to occur at polling places with large percentages of youth or minority voters, raising the possibility of an organized campaign to discourage voting, Feng said.
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I was moderately surprised how aggressive poll workers were at my local polling place in demanding ID and even turning away voters who didn’t have it. Not that I minded showing my ID, but they were hassling people on the rolls with photo ID but the address didn’t match, where they suggested grabbing a utility bill with the same name and address.
There were three precincts in the same location, the only one aggressively demanding ID was the one with most of the apartments, and it had a very long line because of it.
CA is so irrelevant, I’m surprised anyone even goes to vote. Most conservatives have fled that dump.
Perhaps that is the best model. Conservatives should simply leave every Blue state. Let them milk another taxpayer for the funds for the free stuff Democrat minorities are voting for. It’s every man for himself.
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