Tuesday, June 24, 2014


The Republican strategy for elections all the way back to Clinton has been to gain an advantage by releasing spurious accusations against their opponent and to rig the actual voting precinct.   Now, along with Republican controlled states enacting voter ID laws and cutting the time polls are open and the number of voting places in minority areas; right wing outside groups are attempting to intimidate voters by sending ‘Poll Watchers’ to minority voting areas.  

I think there should be a response to the presence of Poll Watchers.   Once a Democratic citizen has voted he or she should take a place beside the Poll Watcher as a Poll Watcher watcher.   As a Poll Watcher watcher we should refuse to leave the voting place unless the Pole Watcher is also required to leave.   

If enough people would demonstrate against the Poll Watchers it would receive public attention and this Republican ploy would be shamed into ceasing. 

If there is a Poll Watcher where I vote I will become a Poll Watcher watcher.

the Ol’Buzzard  


  1. OB,
    Look, gerrymandering, rigging elections, huge amounts of money from anonymous donors, and Benghazi just isn't enough!

    Good post!



  2. Damn fine idea, have to remember that!!

  3. There has to be a more harsh standard concerning behavior around polling places. One shouldn't have to be subjected to poll watchers or political activists anywhere in the proximity of a polling place. I like your idea because if it actually came to happen, it might cause more stringent regulations to be enacted. Here, postering is only allowed in specified places...the town panels set up around the polling place...usually the mayors office...la mairie...these rules are usually rigidly observed except by the extreme right FN party that puts their crap on everything. Rules usually don't seem to apply to the extreme right anywhere. They realy believe they are special.


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