From an editorial in the New York Times, “Voter Harassment, Circa 2012.”
It’s simply astounding that voter ID cases make it as far as they do in our nation’s courts and yet when’s the last time you heard these courts take on cases of voter intimidation?
In New York State, the law states that one cannot undertake electioneering activities near polling places. Technically we can call the police if we see it taking place, and technically police can enforce these laws. I don’t know about you, but if you’re from a politically-rooted group, and you’re at a polling site specifically to influence votes, then you’re electioneering to the extreme.
But there are simply too many polling places for police to patrol, and groups like True The Vote are counting on exactly that allowing them to carry out their nefarious cause: to get you, you and you off the voter rolls.
Democracy, right-wing style.
Screw True the Vote. It seems obscene that this group of losers, the tea party (aka True the Vote) are inserting themselves into my election day — and yours! They’ve never stood for “We, the people” in the past, and this bullshit is the final nail in their coffin for me.
I think people need to plan to Occupy True the Vote on November 6th. TTV is training “hundreds of thousands of poll watchers to make the experience of voting like “driving and seeing the police following you”? As if.
Maybe a counter-protest group should train hundreds of thousands of TTV watchers to make their experience of quasi-harassment look like the Koch-funded, non-serious, unpatriotic, clown rodeo it is. Something along the lines of counter-protesting Westboro Baptist at military funerals.
I can’t imagine what other democracies in the world must think of ours this year.