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Obama Shenanigans: Does This Look Legal to You? Indiana Voters BEWARE! [Update]

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Is This Legal? Obama Activity in Polling Place

Is there anything his campaign won’t pull to win?

This needs to be reported to county and state election centers in Indiana. NOW.

Those signs sure look like official Obama campaign signage to me.

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UPDATE: This is reassuring, but it doesn’t mean that the activity has stopped. From Election Journal:

Marion County Clerk, Beth White, spoke with Election Journal about this controversial video. She said,

I am aware of what happened in the polling location and we informed the precinct Election Inspector that this was prohibited activity and must not continue.

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  • Brenda

    I also heard in parts of Indianapolis, and you guess the parts, they were not requiring ID which is a state law.

  • jyotinc

    During the election, as a volunteer in Charlotte, we were told to do “visibility” near the polling place, and told us to be away from the polling place at least 6o feet. The video you’re showing was another style of “visibility,” inside the polling place? Wow! It seems it’s legal there, then Hillary supporters should have a table of their own, too.

    Obama supporters will do anything for their idol to win. Look, Gayle King, the friend of Oprah even robo-called me to vote for BO. It’s just like Oprah calling me. Sad to say, they win big margin.

    I think we need to be aggressive if we want Hillary to win. Being nicey- nicey is nice but it will not translate to votes.

    It’s incredibly painful that our hardship wasn’t enough. Thanks for volunteers outside of Charlotte who came to help us. I’m still in shocked …..

  • John C.

    Does anybody know which polling place this happened?

  • Dave

    Wow, there is a lot of hatred brewing on this site. I’m kinda glad I found it.

    But seriously, folks, I know you love your candidate, Hillary Clinton. I know you think she’s what’s best for the country. I know you think she is a superior candidate to Barack Obama.

    But why all the hate and anger? i have seen Hillary do some questionable things throughout the course of this campaign. It doesn’t mean I hate her, it doesn’t mean I wish her ill. It doesn’t mean she’s Satan or evil or an idiot. It means she is a politician trying to win a very tight election, right?

    Now, apply this same logic to Barack Obama. Did some of the hate and anger subside? Can’t we have civilized debate about our candidates without reverting to Crossfire idiots regurgitating talking points and throwing vindictive accusations around?

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  • Clinton Fan

    WOW.

    How low will they stoop? Who’s teaching them this crap, Karl Rove?

    • karen for Clinton

      Another happy horsepoop moment added to the “why I will never vote for him” never ending list.

      I need another roll of toilet paper to start list part deux.

      • workingclass artist

        Scibalum Equi ! = Horse Poop in latin……chuckle…..

    • Lou

      yup

  • HT

    Delurking, once again.
    I noticed that the two ladies, (or was it three) were all middle aged or older. I suspect that they have no idea that they could be breaking the law. I suspect that they have no idea what the law is relating to elections.
    It begs the question, who put them there, and why was there no explanation as to the consequences of what they were doing.
    Are these campaign people so heartless that they would put these ladies into a potential legal maelstrom? That is, in my book, despicable.

  • john b

    There are questions to be asked. The sign was printed, not handwritten. It had the Obama logo printed on it. Was there only one sign printed? Unlikely. The Obama campaigner breaking the law had somehow procured a table and chairs. Questions to ask:
    Obama, did your campaign print those signs? If not, who did?
    What did you instruct workers to do today with those signs?
    Did someone get the name of the campaigner? We have her id on video.
    Obama campaigner, where did you get the signs? Were you instructed by the campaign to set up INSIDE the polling place? How did you get a table and chairs? Under whose authority? Did you speak with election officials and what were their names?
    Officials, who provided the table and chairs? Who spoke with Obama campaigner?
    Anyone who has ever worked polls in any capacity knows that this is utterly outrageous and illegal. Campaigning and campaign literature are limited to 50 ft away from the outside entrance of the building. No one is allowed inside the polling room other than registered voters and officials. No one.
    With or without campaign literature. That a formal official table was set up, and that voters were spoken to under the guise of “helping them” is a willful violation of the law.

    • Jason

      Anyone who has ever worked polls in any capacity knows that this is utterly outrageous and illegal.

      A poll tax or a literacy test is “utterly outrageous”.

      This is just dumb.

      Fine them the appropriate amount and move on.

    • Judith

      Excellent point.

  • treading water

    I just thought you all should know that someone has a poll up about this illegal voting activity. Here is the link:
    http://sodahead.com/question/84040/?page=1#post_2638782

  • llilytoo

    So Obama ‘s campaign do not believe his supporters know how to vote?? it says do you need help voting? Pretty shocking

    • Jason

      Yeah, no one has ever thought to set up a help desk at a polling place before, ever. That isn’t totally normal and at every single polling place.

      What is wrong with you?

      • barbh

        You don’t know what the f**K you are talking about the BOE had a place set up to help people that weren’t on the books at my polling place in NC. That is the way it should be done nonpartisan. If you read my comments above, the people were still pissed and assuming somehow because they were AA, that they were being denied. You do have to change your address when you move or vote in your old precinct and despite being told that, the AA voters were extremely rude to elderly, volunteer workers, no need at all for rudeness. Of course rudeness just seems to go hand in hand with the BO campaign. Every single time I think I MIGHT be able to vote for him in the GE, I experience more rudeness by the BO supporters either in person or on line. I’m just about sick of it.

        • beebop

          BHO’s campaign spent too much time making sure that the college kids were registered and not enough of the grass roots Democratic push to make sure that the traditional voters had outreach.

          My mother’s senior citizen’s home is always hit by the Republicans making sure that the old ladies have current information. And they get there and get them to the polls. One year it was a polling place. And people wonder Bush did so well.

          Most people who are told they are in the wrong place go to the correct place or cast a provisional ballot. That makes sense if it is properly explained.

          • Jeff

            “My mother’s senior citizen’s home is always hit by the Republicans making sure that the old ladies have current information. And they get there and get them to the polls.”

            Every area is different. When I grew up in Kentucky my Dad would stop by the local Democratic Party on election day and be given a list of all the seniors who wanted rides to the polls. And he and I would drive around and pick them up all day long, taking them to the polls, and then back home.

            • workingclass artist

              That is true…..Old Southern Political Tradition no matter the party….

        • Jeff

          “the people were still pissed and assuming somehow because they were AA, that they were being denied. You do have to change your address when you move or vote in your old precinct and despite being told that, the AA voters were extremely rude to elderly, volunteer workers, no need at all for rudeness.”

          Why is it “AA”, “AA” with you? Why aren’t they just voters?

      • bert

        Help is already available. They are called certified poll workers. They should not be partisan campaign workers. In fact it is illegal.

    • workingclass artist

      Well according to Pastor Wright and his kooky revisiting of EUGENICS….
      It could be a left vs. right brain kinda thang……Hmmmmm…….

    • beebop

      Actually, they would prefer to have that nice stack of ballots filled out for you, but Coward Dean is afraid that no one will vote the rest of the Democratic ticket if they don’t go through the motions.

  • MessyMarcy

    Everybody quit complaining. Kevin, Jeff and Luther (and surely Jason and BRob will show up soon to agree with them) say this activity is perfectly acceptable. Move along, nothing to see here. Nothing at all illegal going on. You must remember that this election is being conducted under Obama rules so the section from the Indiana Code prohibiting such activity, cited above by Joe, has probably been suspended, allowing all Obamabots to campaign within polling places and to accost voters at will.

    Surely the Obamabots wouldn’t lie. They’re full of koolaid. It’s what Obamabots crave. It’s got electrolytes.

    • Jeff

      “Everybody quit complaining. Kevin, Jeff and Luther (and surely Jason and BRob will show up soon to agree with them) say this activity is perfectly acceptable.”

      I don’t think it’s appropriate. I don’t. It shouldn’t happen, and it should be stopped if it does. If they’ve broken a law, they should get the appropriate punishment.

      That said, you guys blow these things so far out of proportion, one can’t help but make fun of you for it. You act like Clinton voters were beaten to death over the head with that stupid sign.

      • beebop

        funny choice of words.

        They were beaten over the head here in Akron.

        We are so tired of hopey changey song and fucking dance of the sweetness and light for Obama while his campaign workers are the sleaziest and cheat and do ANYTHING to win. It gets stuck in people’s craw. This is where we get it out because the MSM doesn’t give a shit. If you don’t want to listen to it here, there are plenty of other threads you can poop Obama poop on, so GET THE FUCK OFF THIS THREAD if you don’t like it.

      • MessyMarcy

        Is there anything Obama or anyone connected to his campaign could do that Jeff, Kevin, Luther, Jason and BRob (may I call you JKLJB since you all seem to type from the same memo?) wouldn’t characterize as just a simple misunderstanding, not harmful at all?

        Ayers — just a casual acquaintance, hardly knows the guy — just happened to be out wandering around one morning looking for a nice place to announce candidacy — didn’t even know Ayers owned that house.

        Wright — hey, he just said he attended for 20 years — he didn’t say he was awake and listening.

        Alice Palmer — what he did was perfectly legal — and he even let Alice keep the knife in her back as a souvenir of His Wonderfulness — what a guy!

        Obama campaign workers putting up table and campaign sign and accosting voters inside polling place — quit whining Hillary supporters — if we Obamabots can’t cheat, we can’t win (and probably won’t anyway).

    • Jason

      Nope – never said it was acceptable. I said if its illegal, take the sign down and apply the appropriate fine.

      Remember, we are not the unreasonable ones. You have 4 or 5 rational Obama supporters here. You are the hysterical, name calling ones.

      But thats ok, this is your place, so you can call us names (“stupid piece of excrement” – nice one).

      I know this is hard for you but realize:

      You are the ones accusing Obama of being racist but then bashing African Americans.

      You are the ones who freak out at the slightest perceived misogynist slight but then slam Michelle Obama in both a racist and misogynist manner.

      You are the ones who scream no voter disenfranchisement but then in the same sentence call for the votes here not to count.

      You are the ones who call Obama both a Republican and too far to the left.

      You are the ones who purport to be democrats but will not support the democratic candidate.

      For the most part, you people don’t make any sense at all.

      Which is why we are here. You are amusing.

      Resume performing for my amusement.

      • Jeff

        Excellent points all, as usual.

        • beebop

          Is he your teacher?

          • Jason

            Not amusing enough! More! Dance! Sing!

      • Lou

        Your race baiting is getting old. Go to a blog that cares.

  • nosnobamaever

    jeff, shut the hell up, you stupid piece of excrement. what in the hell is wrong with you ?

    • beebop

      Jeff’s brain has been turned into the consistency of swiss cheese by the consumption of koolaide.

      I don’t think he really can defend most of the positions he takes on big issues like voter disenfranchisement and poll interference, and truth be told, it has to be disgusting to see your candidate get sullied by the activities of his campaign. But Jeff has been at this so long that if he gives up the hopey changey, he’s only left with two “y’s” and he’s not quite ready to answer those questions yet.

      Give him some time. He’ll come around.

      • Lou

        Jeff is BLINDED by the light and Change you can ZEROX

    • HT

      He’s on the payroll?

    • workingclass artist

      Jeff Tu Sochors Mundus Excrementi !…..Roughly the Latin equivalent Nosnobamaever…..The Romans would not ask Jeff what was wrong with him as that would be evident…..You could add….chuckle…..
      Futue Te Ipsum Et Aaballum Tuum !……Which are instructions involving a horse and a destination…..

  • HillGirl

    I think it is 50 feet from outside polling place not 50 inside!!!

  • Talktruth

    I pushed the limits last time I went to vote, which was earlier this year. I wore a sweatshirt that has a picture of what looks like a newspaper front page. It says “CRAWFORD DAILY NEWS” at the top, and then “Drunken frat-boy drives country into ditch,” and there a picture of a young GW at Yale in 1965, and a separate picture of a truck being pulled out of a ditch.

    This is a small, conservative town, and they thought it was funny and just sniggered. Things sure have changed in the last seven years!

  • barbh

    I just voted about an hour ago here in NC. There was an AA man ahead of me trying to vote and an AA man and woman behind me. The man ahead of me gave an address that wasn’t even in the ZIP CODE of my precinct, poll worker sent him over to another area they had set up for either provisionals or to find out where his correct precinct was. The whole time the elderly poll worker was trying to explain to the man what he needed to do, the man behind me was loudly critical of the whole process and indignant. When it came my turn the lady said, as she was saying to everyone how are you today? The man behind me said in the nastiest most sarcastic mimicking way “how are you today, fine thank you”. I came so close to telling him how rude I thought he was. Don’t know if he was a supporter of BO, but given the kind of behavior I have experienced on line, it wouldn’t surprise me. I have voted at the same polling place for years and have never seen this kind of behavior from anyone before, nor have I ever seen anyone be at the wrong polling place.

    My son who voted 30 minutes after me had a similar experience with an AA woman in front of the line with him, she hadn’t changed her address when she moved into this area so she wasnt in the books (how the heck did she even know to come to that poll? Asked her neighbor I guess). The lady told her she would have to go back to her old precinct and vote or she could vote provisional and she went off on the poll worker and made a comment after my son went through, you let him go through because he was white! and my son rolled his eyes and the AA woman went off on him!!! “don’t you roll your eyes at me…”!!!

    What is wrong with these people? Being AA doesn’t entitle them to different rules from whites.

    There was also an Obama person right at the entrance door, my son told the poll workers and they told him he would have to move the legal distance away….

    I’m really dismayed by the attitude of some of these people. Surely they know the rules, the rules apply to everyone. If it was so important for them to vote, why didn’t they put a change of address in?

    It’s always been fun going to vote, nice poll workers, nice people in line, even people I suspected were repubs, everyone got along. If this is more of the “unity” BO proclaims leave me out!!

    It was without a doubt the weirdest experience I have ever encountered voting. It’s pretty disheartening to me.

    • requiemforadancer

      barb, for every AA you see this obnoxious, think of their fat, rush limbaugh howard stern listening male counterparts, or their Paris Hilton female counterparts.

      I’m more concerned with AA’s who are voting for Obama against their better interests.

      Clinton will make their lives better, as she will do for everyone else, too.

      Obama is simply another political slave, serving a white master.

      And I know that’s “troll like language” but truthfully, he sold himself to white billionaires, and he works for them.

      Period.

      • Jeff

        “Obama is simply another political slave, serving a white master.”

        So unbelievably offensive, ridiculous, and yes, racist, who knows where to begin…

        • workingclass artist

          JEFF…. Rev. Al Sharpton remonstrated Obama recently for POLITICAL GRAND STANDING FOR THE ( CRACKERMAN ) OR ( WHITEY ) if you prefer…..Alludes to a similarity of themes…….

    • Jason

      I can’t believe they even let those negros vote!!!! It was so much better in the old days! Why don’t they just know their place!

      Oh right, you aren’t racist, you just felt the need to point out that they were all african american because…

      • beebop

        Negroes. Kind of like the Quayle mistake … ;)

        • workingclass artist

          There are two cities in the state with substantial AA populations….
          Gary and Indianapolis…..Marion County = Indianapolis….
          I was just commenting on the video….seems plain to me….

          • Jason

            I wasn’t actually talking about you, sorry, you are generally inoffensive.

            I was talking about:

            Comment by barbh | 2008-05-06 14:48:32

            and her “There was an AA man ahead of me trying to vote and an AA man and woman behind me … My son who voted 30 minutes after me had a similar experience with an AA woman…”

            which is cracker for:

            “I hate/fear black people.”

            • workingclass artist

              Hmmmm……I see….I have no fear of African Americans…..I lived in Philadelphia a city that I love….I have no fear of any ethnic group…..I do have a fear of being mugged by either a large woman or a man and then being killed because I did not have any money….I flunked KARATE….This fear is not an overidng one however and since I look about as Po’ as I am it recedes with the years….Mugging is an increasing problem in bad times no matter where you live…..Chuckle…..

              • workingclass artist

                I have to add this….I do fear seriously FASCISM…
                It is a realistic fear since I have studied history…
                I am a genetic defective in an educated class who works in a usually banned occupation and I belong to the WHORE OF BABYLON CULT…My assigned place in the Firing Squad could be anywhere between rows 3 and 5……chuckle…..Anyway you cut it Artists are usually incapapble of keeping their mouths shut…..Doomed on several fronts am I…..so to speak…..

    • Lou

      It sounds like they are double voting.
      The numbers in many states do not match the % of AA’s.
      The AA vote comes out much larger than there are AA”s
      They leave one polling place and go to another.

  • http://paganpower.wordpress.com/ Pagan Power

    Marion County Indiana Clerk, Beth White, spoke with Electionjournal about this controversial video. She said,

    I am aware of what happened in the polling location and we informed the precinct Election Inspector that this was prohibited activity and must not continue.

  • christy

    PLEASE EVERYONE CONTACT EVERYONE THIS IS WRONG GO TO HILLARY CLINTONS SITE AND TELL THEM OR CONTACT THEM I WILL CONTACT THEM RIGHT NOW!!

  • Jeff

    “I think the government should disqualify the votes from that booth.”

    It’s interesting to see that your commitment to “enfranchising” Florida and Michigan doesn’t extend to the voters of that precinct.

    Now, why exactly should their votes be disqualified, in your view? Because rules were broken? Hmmm, that sounds so familiar…

    • requiemforadancer

      Two different situations, help yourself and do the work, and the attendant thinking to figure out why.

      Astroturf thinking is not your friend, but it does explain the republican troll.

      Unfortunately, it also explains the republican policy makers, and their thinking…

      heh.

      • Jeff

        “Two different situations, help yourself and do the work, and the attendant thinking to figure out why.”

        The emptiest of dodges–at least your friends bothered to offer a counterargument. You don’t even know what yours would be.

        • MessyMarcy

          It appears that Jeff, like Obama himself, is averse to doing his own work.

    • http://therealistblogs.blogspot.com/ troy m

      possibly because laws (not rules) might have been broken, and broken by the campaign,voters and poll judges, not by Republican state government.

      • Jeff

        “possibly because laws (not rules) might have been broken, and broken by the campaign,voters and poll judges, not by Republican state government.”

        Excellent point. And no “law” protects the franchise of Florida and Michigan Democrats to participate in nominating their party’s candidate this year. Certainly no “rule” does either.

        • beebop

          Are you out of your mind?

          Let us explain it for you again:

          DEMOCRATS do not disenfrancise voters. What part of that do you not understand?

          • Jeff

            “DEMOCRATS do not disenfrancise voters. What part of that do you not understand?”

            Except that your friend “Poor White” said that the vote at this precinct should be thrown out.

            • TeakwoodKite

              Like the ones in Guam by the Obama camp?

              • beebop

                (doing my best Ronald Reagan)

                “Now there you go again, trying to confuse this boy with facts.”

    • scott

      No because the LAW was broken.

      • Jeff

        “No because the LAW was broken.”

        And isn’t it interesting how no “law” protects Florida and Michigan’s “right” to participate in this year’s Democratic nomination process?

        • beebop

          Democrats stand for all votes being counted and all voters being able to vote.

          Barack aint no Democrat.

          • TeakwoodKite

            BO is a new bread of Christos-Islamic Mult-cultural Fascist.

            He connects with this crap.

            All heat and no light.

            • Jeff

              “BO is a new bread of Christos-Islamic Mult-cultural Fascist.”

              What kind of bread is that? 7-grain? Hmmm, carbs…

              • TeakwoodKite

                WOW you can spell.
                I would have said BREED but since BO can’t accept his identity, bread was a better choice…
                Three of the main ingredients are lies, bullshit and kool-aid.

                Fascist(s) is what was mis-spelled.

              • beebop

                They sell it at Whole Foods, you can ask for it …. it’s very popular with all of the extreme left pillow biting set.

                • workingclass artist

                  LMAO….Yes the PETULANT PILLOW BITERS THAT SUPPORT OBAMA ARE BIG CUTOMERS…..No ?

                  • Jeff

                    what’s a “cutomer”?

                    • beebop

                      Put a sock in it. You’ve had your misspelling fun.

                    • workingclass artist

                      Ebonics for customer……chuckle…..

              • Lou

                They call them the Cavez Democrats. Nice HUH?

                • Lou

                  Chavez Democrats I mean

        • http://therealistblogs.blogspot.com/ troy m

          I’m not quite sure what your point is but, if you think Obama can win by disenfranchising Florida and Michigan voters, feel free to think that.

        • fooj

          If Obama isn’t “gaming the system” then why is it that all of the Obamabrat’s heads seem to explode when anyone (media or otherwise) mentions Michigan or Florida. Me thinks thou protesteth too much…

          How does locking caucus members (Texas) out of caucus locations work for you? As for me, and anyone else with sound mind…it’s quite obviously ILLEGAL. Perhaps that’s why the police were involved. Perhaps that’s why you and your candidate don’t scream and whine about how Obama won Texas. It’s a rather LARGE state, isn’t it? Isn’t that what he needs? Yet nobody at Team Obama DARES mention a “victory” in Texas. “Above the fray…” doesn’t quite work as well as it used to, does it? Don’t tell me that all of you LOUD, INTIMIDATING BULLIES have suddenly come down with a case of “shy humility”…
          BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

          Truth is our most powerful weapon.

          • beebop

            Guam’s certification may show some glaring irregularities as well. Hope turns into dope.

            • fooj

              You bet. 500 “spoiled” ballots in heavily favored Clinton area. Hmmmmmm…

              • Lou

                Guam
                3600 trashed Hillary ballots
                8100 cast ballots
                4500 counted ballots
                3600 Hillary ballots thrown in the trash!

  • eezo

    This has a video of a woman campaigning for Obama at a voting place. This was on a Evansville Indiana television station tristatehomepage.com/media_player.php?media_id=9633#

  • Nick Kelly

    This ties in perfectly with Obama saying that he wants votes “desperately”. The link to that is in my short diary at:

    http://securingamerica.com/ccn/node/15445

  • Poor White

    The location seems to be a African American locality as most people there are African Americans. I think the government should disqualify the votes from that booth.