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North Carolina Republicans fight to take voting site away from College campus.

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posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 08:34 AM
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Early voting starts Thursday in North Carolina, even as the state has pushed to move early voting sites farther away from college campuses.



The Republican-dominated North Carolina State Board of Elections, among other efforts, has sought to remove an early voting location from the campus of Appalachian State University, which has about 18,000 students, many of whom lean Democratic.

County election officials had already eliminated North Carolina State University’s early voting site this year. In August, the state elections board, whose membership was replaced by Gov. Pat McCrory (R) last year, voted to remove Appalachian State’s early voting site. But college students there fought back.

On Oct. 13, Wake County Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens ruled that moving the site would be “unconstitutional.” He wrote, “The court can conclude no other intent ... other than to discourage student voting.”


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Just more GOP election fraud. They actually got caught by a judge this time.

If this does not prove that they are actively trying prevent people from voting then I don't know what will.

Funny how Republicans say that there are over 15 million illegals out there voting for Democrats, but yet Republicans might possibly retake the Senate soon.

It does however look like their tactics of moving polling places to more "convenient" places, Requiring specific forms of Photo ID to vote, reducing early voting periods and restricting voter registration drives and ending same day voting registration are indeed working out for them.

I applaud the students for fighting to keep their right to vote.





posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 09:03 AM
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That's just dirty. How low can these politicians go? All those responsible for this attempt this should be fired. And yay for the students for standing firm.




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posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 09:19 AM
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People should have to produce a photo ID to vote. You can't exercise your constitutional right as an American citizen and not be expected to prove you are a citizen. We have a presidential election every four years, anybody that can't get an ID in that amount of time is to stupid to vote anyway.

Besides, the dems say that voter fraud does not exist and is not a problem, so why the commotion?



posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 09:21 AM
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I wonder if voting is only allowed on campus "free speech" zones?

Apparently those are still all the rage on campus.



posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 10:09 AM
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I think all people that do these things should be voted out of office.

Humph !!




posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 11:00 AM
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I live here in NC, my voting district polling place is the local private airport lol
Doesn't make a difference to me if its on campus or not, who cares???



posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 11:53 AM
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Voter fraud is not election fraud. This is a prime example of election fraud. Glad to see all my friends on the Right are properly outraged over it.

Wha ... what? The Right Wingers are making light of the situation, trying to distract from the facts and pretend like there's nothing going on?

Oh. Well, so much for the integrity of each person's vote. Guess that only counts for Republicans.



posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 11:58 AM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

Any attempt to alter the conclusion of an election is wrong.

Parsing it and playing word games is just a way to obfuscate.

That being said; it is apparently okay to protest voting areas, but I wonder if they kept their "protests" to the "free speech zones".

(beezzer hops away and enjoys the irony from a distance)



posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 12:04 PM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

What difference at this point does it make?

The fraud is always exposed *AFTER* the fact.




posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 01:38 PM
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Love the comments that have nothing to do with the OP.

Glad the judge saw this for what it was, why else would they want to move this site other then to try and prevent or inconvenience the student vote?
Or is just that if you can find a form of transportation you are just to stupid to vote...



posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 03:23 PM
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originally posted by: HomerinNC
I live here in NC, my voting district polling place is the local private airport lol
Doesn't make a difference to me if its on campus or not, who cares???


I don't know if you know the area, because it's so obvious...



According to their lawsuit, Appalachian State’s early voting site was the only one in Watauga County that went Democratic in the last two presidential elections and the 2010 Senate and 2012 gubernatorial elections.


I lived there for a couple years.

And why the heck should a voting place be at a private airport? Just because you live in a backward spot doesn't mean it makes any sense. Voting places should be in public buildings around large populations.



posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 04:51 PM
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a reply to: beezzer

Yes, this is your pat response. You refer to word games but never point out what you mean. Then of course you try to muddy the water, change the conversation, throw in irrelevant but usually incendiary material.

There are no word games being played by drawing a distinction between in-person voter fraud and election fraud.

There is not a word game involved to state that the frequency of in-person voter fraud, after examined in depth by officials from the Bush Justice Department down to local Republican cabals, is relatively non-existent in terms of like 1 per million votes or something, on average.

In-person voter fraud is when an individual attempts to impersonate someone else and/or vote more than once.

Election fraud refers to any illicit actions on the part of polling officials, boards of elections, state governments, etc., to change the outcome of votes, or limit access to the polls, or allow multiple illegitimate votes to be cast.

What's outlined in the OP is just overt abuse of power on the part of Republican officials to limit the Democratic vote.

All these tactics are well-known and recognized.



posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 05:15 PM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

You are right.

I am wrong.

I apologise.



posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 05:27 PM
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The voting age should be raised back to 21.

I'm sure the Dems would be happy to lower it to 10.



posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 05:59 PM
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a reply to: Tusks

Any evidence for either observation, or just sharing your partisanship?

Why not just require the ownership of property for voting rights?



posted on Oct, 27 2014 @ 06:09 AM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

Property ownership means you've got skin in the game. Non-property owners are happy to divvey up others' property (theft by voting.) Same for taxpayers vs welfare recipients. People who don't want to work are nearly always happy about taking others' property. That is a sure prescription for destruction of the society.

There must be an age limit---you surely don't want 10 year-olds having equal say with a 40 yo family head. A century ago, most 21 yo men were married and raising a family, and knew hard work. Today's 20-somethings are still being spoon-fed the Liberal talking points from University and TV, and have avoided marriage and raising a family.
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edit on 10/06/2013 by Tusks because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 27 2014 @ 06:58 AM
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originally posted by: Tusks
a reply to: Gryphon66

Property ownership means you've got skin in the game. Non-property owners are happy to divvey up others' property (theft by voting.) Same for taxpayers vs welfare recipients. People who don't want to work are nearly always happy about taking others' property. That is a sure prescription for destruction of the society.

There must be an age limit---you surely don't want 10 year-olds having equal say with a 40 yo family head. A century ago, most 21 yo men were married and raising a family, and knew hard work. Today's 20-somethings are still being spoon-fed the Liberal talking points from University and TV, and have avoided marriage and raising a family.


So in other words you don't want people that have a different world view than you voting.




posted on Oct, 27 2014 @ 07:25 AM
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a reply to: muse7

It sounds like Republicans have been actively fighting and using legal tactics to suppress the vote in the United States. What a tragedy for democracy when one of the two main parties in control of a country try to limit participation in it.



posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 12:59 PM
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a reply to: Sremmos80

In my opinion, the problem with having the voter site on the college campus is that we all know how intimidating colleges are, being that they mostly lean to the left. It is no secret; even the courses are submersed in 'liberalism", "feminism", and "socialism". I am a Graduate Student and I am absolutely a minority in the school...

not because I am black, but because I am Conservative.




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