Boone voters must share lone polling place

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    2 points...

    First, these rules tend to backfire. People believe they are being suppressed and are more motivated to vote, it was a factor in the last election, minorities voted in much higher numbers than anticipated and this was one of the reasons. It's not unreasonable to say that the publicity from the flurry of republican proposals in states like PA helped cost him Romney the election. In Florida you saw the interviews with people waiting 6 hours in line and still saying no way they are going to take my vote.
    But secondly, speaking more generally than the NC law, I think we all realize early voting, extended hours etc. are a relatively recent phenomenon, but anything that has the net result of less people voting is something that I am ways weary of, especially when you have idiots like the guy in PA saying they came up with the bill to give the state to Romney. I am not afraid that we are going to go back poll taxes or tests, but the fact that we have that in our relatively recent history should make everyone take pause when we make voting tougher, especially under the guise of something that is not considered an epidemic by any experts, that being voter fraud-if there were some epidemic of voter fraud I would support it wholeheartedly but there's not...so I weigh the relative little it fixes vs the larger scale issues it causes. That combined with the fact that they are almost all coming from one party to the detriment of the other says it's political more than idealistic, which makes it wrong. Its not much different than gerrymandering, its a legal lightly disguised way to win easier. JMHO.
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    Doesn't look like a big deal. Besides, as mentioned above if this were an attempt to surpress votes, which it clearly is not, then those usually backfire.
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    Actually, its the one thing that should be.
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    Does the polling station have a double drive through too?

    9000 people in 12 hours = 750 people per hour
    750 people per hour for 28 spaces=about 27 cars per space per hour (assuming everyone drives)
    27 cars per space per hour = one car about every 2 minutes and 15 seconds to park, enter, vote and drive off.
    If your Chick Fil-A did that, Truett Cathay wouldn't need his Viagra.
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    If you gave the demos the opportunity, I'm sure it would. :laugh:
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    typical bullchit about blacks being the downtrodden-get over it 996-
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    What is the supposed reason for moving/closing the precinct?
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    why is it clearly not? what's a good reason for doing it?
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    Nope. For liberty to rule, the process must be secure, not easy.
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    Go read the article -- quit asking others to do your work for you.
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    you mean this part?

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    Speakng of the process being secure, most of these threads are dealing with the margins on where the process can be significantly compromised.

    As Stalin famously said, "it's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes." Or in this case, the pople who program the computers that count the votes.

    Until the lack of audit trails is addressed in the electronc voting machines and tabulation software, any election result can be guaranteed by the people with access to the software.
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    There are now 10 days to early vote...not 19 but thanks for the muddled information of a republican Gov. & election board.

    There weren't 19 early voting days...the early voting period started 19 days before the election...but all of those days were NOT good days to vote.


    http://www.npr.org/2013/08/16/212664895/in-rural-n-c-new-voter-id-law-awakens-some-old-fears
    In Rural N.C., New Voter ID Law Awakens Some Old Fears
    by Ailsa Chang

    August 16, 2013 5:36 PM

    For years, Horton and her church have used the state's early-voting system to make sure as many people as possible could vote. They send vans across the county, door to door, to pick people up and take them to polls. But they're always short on time.

    Do the math, Horton says. One church van holds about 10 people. Gathering them up can take more than an hour. Then you have to drive to different polling places, long distances apart. Repeat all of this a few more times in one day, and you've only got 50 ballots in the box. And this new law has now cut early voting from 17 days down to 10.

    "Losing that week is also going to put challenges on us on how we're going to move across a county that's two hours wide to get people to voting polls," says Horton.

    Driving across the county probably doesn't actually take two hours, but driving around it — from home to home — could easily eat up a couple of hours.
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    They have not gone public why this should be done.

    Gov didn't address it when he signed the bill in secret

    He didn't hold a Presser when he did it...chose to release a statement that only addressed Voter ID and none of the other changes.

    The newly elected election boards across North Carolina have said publically that the Gov appoints them and then "they are left to fly".

    These actions are at the direction of the NC GOP which now holds majorities on every election board in the state.
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    So if you can't make it to early voting because of work does it matter if the place is open longer?

    Some need more days of availability not longer hours for the flexibility of early voting to matter.



    Don't pat the GOP on the back too much for implementing this in 2016....

    The world saw how the GOP tried to ram this type of crap through for the 2012 POTUS election...the fact its going into action in 2016 is because democrats fought them in 2012.
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    Nice revisionist history bil....

    How could blacks be downtrodden?

    Whites have been sooooo good to them throughout our country's history right?

    :devil:
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    Boo Hoo. It's easier to watch the democrat voting fraud in one place.
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    while our countries history is less than stellar when it comes to the treatment of blacks-it is time for the black community to make its own way-they have to quit looking to the guvment to do their bidding -996 you are a very successful businessman-and I am pretty sure you did it mostly on your own-imnsho, what the black community needs is people like you teaching them what you did to rise above the malaise- all this rhetoric from the liberal blacks just keeps blacks down
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    The point again needs to be made- this "horror" was done in Boone, NC. The OP says it is a plot to suppress turnout in black colleges.

    BUT THERE ARE NO BLACK COLLEGES IN BOONE!! Just App State. Which is not a black school. Not by a long shot.

    Per Wikipedia the county is 96.45% white. 96% percent!

    So again- how does this suppress the black or democratic vote?

    Here's the wiki entry..
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watauga_County,_North_Carolina
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    Hah, hadn't noticed the reference to black colleges. No, it's Appalachian State. College students, but far from a black school.

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