Madison, WI cancels election training for Obama visit

posted at 3:01 pm on November 4, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

Wisconsin is projecting one of their highest turnouts in recent memory on Tuesday and the polls show it to be yet another nail biter. Polling places will very likely be crowded, so election workers will need to be up to speed to avoid problems in getting everything put together and keeping things running smoothly. With that in mind, they clearly need to get everyone trained, right? Not so, if you happen to be in Madison.

Madison election official training sessions canceled for Sunday and Monday

The 11 election official training sessions scheduled for Sunday and Monday in the City-County Building have been canceled, city officials said…

Election officials who planned to attend a training session can instead view a webinar offered on the Government Accountability Board website.

Wow, that must be something pretty serious. Why did they have to cancel? Was it a gas leak? Bomb threat? Earthquake?

The City-County Building is the planned site for a Monday visit by President Barack Obama.

I see. Well, if the President is going to use the facility for a campaign event, I suppose that clearly takes precedence over something as trivial as training the election officials. (Insert #HeadDesk hash tag here, Twitter fans.)

But even if we can’t get all of the officials up to speed, apparently each polling place is going to be up to their eyeballs in election watchers.

MADISON — Wisconsin could see a record number of votes cast in Tuesday’s high-stakes election — and have more citizen scrutiny of the balloting than ever before.

Tea Party groups, the two presidential campaigns and several other organizations claim to have trained thousands of lawyers and ordinary citizens to spend the day at polling places looking for irregularities — and keeping an eye on each other.

Stoking interest is the state’s crucial role in the seesaw presidential and U.S Senate elections this year, on top of white-hot passions that have built during a series of Wisconsin recalls.

No matter how well intentioned, I’m simply not a fan of organized, private “election watchers” who go so far as to question people standing in line at polling places. It just reeks of potential voter intimidation to me, whether it’s being done by a Tea Party group or a gang of union members. However, keeping an eye on the process, including watching for unguarded ballots, people imposing themselves on voters while they are at the ballot station, etc. is no doubt a good idea. But either way, I’m not going to be surprised if we tune in on Tuesday and see an ample helping of chaos going on in Wisconsin yet again.


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Wow, Madison is desperate…

OmahaConservative on November 4, 2012 at 3:03 PM

…NO TROLLS…!!!

KOOLAID2 on November 4, 2012 at 3:04 PM


TROLLCOT…!!!

KOOLAID2 on November 4, 2012 at 3:04 PM

TROLLCOTT

cane_loader on November 4, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Who a person intends to vote for is no ones business and all those poll troll dingbats need to hit the road and stay out of the way.

rplat on November 4, 2012 at 3:06 PM

“A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.” —Samuel Adams

Speakup on November 4, 2012 at 3:07 PM

They could use more training in Houston:

NAACP Takes Over Houston Polling Station, Advocates for President Obama

Rebar on November 4, 2012 at 3:08 PM

I’m simply not a fan of organized, private “election watchers” who go so far as to question people standing in line at polling places.

Wha? You no like them New Black Panthers doin’ their duty??? C’mon jazz…/

ted c on November 4, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Move the training site, then. National Guard armories are usually available to city fathers when needed, aren’t they?

Or is it tailor-made so no one knows how to handle NAACP and NBPP who might invade voting places like what happened yesterday in Houston?

One has to wonder…

TROLLCOTT!

Liam on November 4, 2012 at 3:09 PM

The City-County Building is the planned site for a Monday visit by President Barack Obama.

Staten Island is still underwater and full of mud while people freeze to death.

/Priorities.

I know, he just needs to get past this next election and he’ll have more flexibility like he told V-lad.

ted c on November 4, 2012 at 3:10 PM

No matter how well intentioned, I’m simply not a fan of organized, private “election watchers” who go so far as to question people standing in line at polling places. It just reeks of potential voter intimidation to me, whether it’s being done by a Tea Party group or a gang of union members.

Tough shite Jazz. This is our country, so it our responsibility to keep it honest. Private citizens getting involved should be promoted, not poo-pooed by ignoramuses who are too willing to put their faith in bureaucracy.

NotCoach on November 4, 2012 at 3:12 PM

We saw how the Walker recall effort went, WI can pull this off for Romney…
TROLLCOTT

OmahaConservative on November 4, 2012 at 3:13 PM

is he goin’ to stop in to say “Hi’ to that Madison newspaper that just endorsed him?……oh wait!

ted c on November 4, 2012 at 3:13 PM

The way for 0bama to earn the most last-minute votes is to go back to the Oval Office.

This was the same salvation available with Benghazi.

Man’s too stupid and too sophisticated to see it.

All he had to do was to do his job. That’s all he’s ever had to do. He had charisma a’plenty.

All 0bama had to do to win re-election was to do his job.

If he wins, after the last sorry few months, this nation is lost.

cane_loader on November 4, 2012 at 3:14 PM

TROLLCOT FOR THE REST OF SUNDAY…!!!

…can the Sabbath really give us a day of rest?

KOOLAID2 on November 4, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Thought:

Why not use the police state tactics against itself by installing, by law, facial recognition cameras in each voting booth? This would be hooked up to a national image clearing house, where your image taken and compared to the entire imaging database. If your picture shows up as having been already taken that day in a booth, instead of unlocking the voting machinery you get incinerated (ok, just kidding).

BobMbx on November 4, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Hope all those that can are video taping voting area violations.

albill on November 4, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Jazz, do you have the hammer? If so, can you please use it…

OmahaConservative on November 4, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Wow, Madison is desperate…

OmahaConservative on November 4, 2012 at 3:03 PM

I don’t think its desperation. I think its despicable. They are simply creating grounds for judicial intervention in the WI election by creating chaos at the precincts, of course, which leads to suppression of minority votes, ergo, requiring either extended voting (meaning giving the Democrat cheat machines the number of votes they need to fabricate) and delayed counting of the ballots.

C’mon guys. We can see this stuff coming a mile away.

BobMbx on November 4, 2012 at 3:18 PM

The City-County Building is the planned site for a Monday visit by President Barack Obama.

Wow. Visiting a municipal building a day before the election? Mr. Hope and Change isn’t drawing the crowds like he used to.

conservative pilgrim on November 4, 2012 at 3:21 PM

So Obama is stopping in a state he won four years ago with 56% on the day before the election

and Romney is the one “losing” because he is in Pennsylvania?

OK.

joey24007 on November 4, 2012 at 3:22 PM

BobMbx on November 4, 2012 at 3:18 PM

I still think WI can go RR, look at the Walker recall effort…

OmahaConservative on November 4, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Chris Christie now doing his Bobby Jindal imitation… giving an update

cane_loader on November 4, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Oh man, Christie can be cool.

He talking to the people like humans and telling him he knows how pissed they are.

Christie will lift spirits with talks like this. Like a “fireside chat.”

Don’t really like him, but I like this.

cane_loader on November 4, 2012 at 3:23 PM

TROLLCOTT

OmahaConservative on November 4, 2012 at 3:13 PM

..do we vacate the thread or just not respond, O.C.?

The War Planner on November 4, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Christie’s doing a great job telling people about the situation, and exactly what is being done.

Bravo!

cane_loader on November 4, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Oh man, Christie can be cool.

He talking to the people like humans and telling him he knows how pissed they are.

Christie will lift spirits with talks like this. Like a “fireside chat.”

Don’t really like him, but I like this.

cane_loader on November 4, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Christie certainly lifted Obama’s spirits.

gumbyandpokey on November 4, 2012 at 3:27 PM

joey, was writing this as you were posting the same thought:

Bambi’s going to MADISON on the last day of the campaign? While his opponent is closing out in a state that hasn’t gone GOP in 24 years, and a “toss-up” state close to his home/HQ?

Please, someone come along and ‘splain to me how this could possibly – possibly indicate the campaigns’ internal polling is showing an incumbent being re-elected.

IceCold on November 4, 2012 at 3:27 PM

..do we vacate the thread or just not respond, O.C.?

The War Planner on November 4, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Both, I think. The idea was born in this thread…

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/11/04/polls-virtual-ties-in-michigan-pennsylvania/

OmahaConservative on November 4, 2012 at 3:28 PM

No matter how well intentioned, I’m simply not a fan of organized, private “election watchers” who go so far as to question people standing in line at polling places.

Well I can attest that any Romney/Ryan watchers have been told not to interfere. That if there is any question about inappropriate behavior they need to let the lawyers know. But they are not to confront anyone.

Zaggs on November 4, 2012 at 3:28 PM

..do we vacate the thread or just not respond, O.C.?

The War Planner on November 4, 2012 at 3:26 PM

For now, I’m just vacating the thread. If everyone has the discpline to GAZE, we can stay on the thread. But, for now, it seems better to make the broader point and just leave.

In fact, I’ve got work to do. No more commenting on Hot Air for now.

cane_loader on November 4, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Chaos naturally follows Obama wherever he goes.

TarheelBen on November 4, 2012 at 3:30 PM

So we’ve got a TROLLCOTT thread stalker, it seems.

No More Hot Air today.

Congratulations, Ed and Allah, for allowing the situation to reach this point.

cane_loader on November 4, 2012 at 3:30 PM

..do we vacate the thread or just not respond, O.C.?

The War Planner on November 4, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Starve the son of a bit%h…!

Seven Percent Solution on November 4, 2012 at 3:31 PM

TROLLCOTT

BeachBum on November 4, 2012 at 3:31 PM

TROLLCOTT!!!!!!!

OmahaConservative on November 4, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Wait, what? This is a campaign stop? At the City-County Building??? That’s a really, really odd venue for a campaign stop. Why not have it on the Capitol Square, which is just a block away and is a much larger area to hold all the drones who turn out to hear Dear Leader speak?

Odd.

Rufus Wilson on November 4, 2012 at 3:35 PM

So we’ve got a TROLLCOTT thread stalker, it seems.

No More Hot Air today.

Congratulations, Ed and Allah, for allowing the situation to reach this point.

cane_loader on November 4, 2012 at 3:30 PM

..do we vacate the thread or just not respond, O.C.?

The War Planner on November 4, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Starve the son of a bit%h…!

Seven Percent Solution on November 4, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Torn at first. Give it back the same gibberish it spews. But leaving will reduce the page views and income….hit them in their pocketbook, or let them turn to the left for income. Sounds devious, I like it.

cozmo on November 4, 2012 at 3:39 PM

..do we vacate the thread or just not respond, O.C.?

The War Planner on November 4, 2012 at 3:26 PM

If I might weigh in…Personal choice. I would rather keep chatting among like-minded Americans until a pesty troll makes the thread untenable. I’ll leave a little room, for free speech and all, but my tolerance for liblets is WAY down.

Three idiot posts by a liblet is enough to make me bail. Then I’ll wait on another thread. But if that happens too many times, I’m told of a better site where I can talk my politics in peace.

If HA management won’t pay attention to the many here who are really tired of one certain lib, then I find no other choice for myself. I’ll remain patient long as I can, but, my patience ir stretched quite thin right now.

Liam on November 4, 2012 at 3:39 PM

gumbyandpokey has posted too many times.

I’m out of this thread, too.

Liam on November 4, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Torn at first. Give it back the same gibberish it spews. But leaving will reduce the page views and income….hit them in their pocketbook, or let them turn to the left for income. Sounds devious, I like it.

cozmo on November 4, 2012 at 3:39 PM

With you.

Liam on November 4, 2012 at 3:40 PM

When I was a poll watcher, we were trained never to speak to anyone voting. In fact, the workers would keep us far away and scold anyone who did.

We got to update our lists when they posted theirs.

Of course, no one’s being trained, to let there be chaos I guess!

PattyJ on November 4, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Benghazi, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nobody cares about Benghazi.

gumby and pokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:14 AM

novaculus on November 4, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Liam on November 4, 2012 at 3:39 PM

…I say keep talking to EACH OTHER and let Cutter sit there with it’s testicles in its cheeks!…as long as no one responds…its sac will remain empty!

KOOLAID2 on November 4, 2012 at 3:45 PM

novaculus on November 4, 2012 at 3:41 PM

TROLLCOT

KOOLAID2 on November 4, 2012 at 3:46 PM

gumbyandpokey has posted too many times.

I’m out of this thread, too.

Liam on November 4, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Torn at first. Give it back the same gibberish it spews. But leaving will reduce the page views and income….hit them in their pocketbook, or let them turn to the left for income. Sounds devious, I like it.

cozmo on November 4, 2012 at 3:39 PM

With you.

Liam on November 4, 2012 at 3:40 PM

…if that’s the consensus…ok!

KOOLAID2 on November 4, 2012 at 3:48 PM

..do we vacate the thread or just not respond, O.C.?

The War Planner on November 4, 2012 at 3:26 PM

The latter. You never want to hurt HA or any other Capitalism. It infuriates the leftards.

Please, someone with photo-shopping talent, put Obama and Christie’s heads onto a Larerl and Hardy duo picture.

Obama is literally that tiny.

Schadenfreude on November 4, 2012 at 3:49 PM

David Axelrod, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, dismissed on Sunday the notion that Mitt Romney is making Pennsylvania competitive as the GOP presidential nominee heads there later in the day.

“They understand that they’re in deep trouble,” Axelrod said on “Fox News Sunday.” “They’ve tried to expand the map because they know in states like Ohio… they’re behind and they’re not catching up at this point.”

Axelrod argued that Romney’s trips to Florida and Virginia are signs that they haven’t locked up states where the Republican should be performing well.

“They understand that the traditional, or the battleground, states that we’ve been focusing are not working out for them,” Axelrod said. “Now they’re looking for somewhere, desperately looking for somewhere.”

Goebbels orgasmed in his grave, again.

Schadenfreude on November 4, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Adolf will lose his stache on Wednesday.

Schadenfreude on November 4, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Will Obama be carrying a nightstick?

Electrongod on November 4, 2012 at 3:55 PM

TROLLCOT

ShadowsPawn on November 4, 2012 at 3:55 PM

…I say keep talking to EACH OTHER and let Cutter sit there with it’s testicles in its cheeks!…as long as no one responds…its sac will remain empty!

KOOLAID2 on November 4, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Many ways to go, yes.

But I expect that freak to be himself. What I prefer is HA management stop FORCING us to put up with gumby. I mean, why must we suffer and make accommodation when many of us want to be rid of him?

We’re not intolerant here, but there comes a time when a person becomes so toxic he’s intolerable. Why should we be forced to suffer this so long when so many want it done and over with? He doesn’t even pretend at discourse. He just nags and needles–that’s all.

I would like a peaceful place to talk with like-minded people without trying to wade among posts made by a toxic person. That’s just not right.

Well, I am told of a new place to go. If HA management won’t bring that whelp to heel at long last, I no longer want HA.

Liam on November 4, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Well, I am told of a new place to go. If HA management won’t bring that whelp to heel at long last, I no longer want HA.

Liam on November 4, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Where are we going if we leave here, Liam?

OmahaConservative on November 4, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Where are we going if we leave here, Liam?

OmahaConservative on November 4, 2012 at 4:01 PM

He’s referring to Ace’s.

Lanceman on November 4, 2012 at 4:03 PM

We should flood tips@hotair.com with protests against g&p and requests for a ban…

OmahaConservative on November 4, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Whaaaaa? Obamuh has to go and preach to the choir? Demsperation must be astronomical!

stukinIL4now on November 4, 2012 at 4:03 PM

No matter how well intentioned, I’m simply not a fan of organized, private “election watchers” who go so far as to question people standing in line at polling places

.

In Wisconsin, the WI Government Accountability Board (GAB) has stipulated what any observer (private citizen or political party lawyer) can and can’t do. Observers must sign in with the chief election officer and they’re given an “Observer” badge. Observers are permitted to both “see and hear” all activities in the polling station, but they must maintain a 6 ft distance from these activities. Observers can’t talk with voters in the polling station. Observers can talk with the chief election officer or poll-workers, but they can’t disrupt the voting process. Observers can’t make phone calls while in the polling station, but they can text or use a laptop. The chief election officer can eject any observer who doesn’t comply with these rules. An observer could make a challenge, but more likely would make a record of the incident for investigation later or call it in to the GAB or other on-call legal counsel for immediate investigation. Outside the polling station the rule in Wisconsin is “no electioneering” within 100 ft of any entrance to the polling place.

Wendy on November 4, 2012 at 4:03 PM

T R O L L C O T T…!!!!

KOOLAID2 on November 4, 2012 at 4:05 PM

T R O L L C O T T

KOOLAID2 on November 4, 2012 at 4:06 PM

We should flood tips@hotair.com with protests against g&p and requests for a ban…

OmahaConservative on November 4, 2012 at 4:03 PM

I think it’s been done a lot. But don’t hold me to that.

All I know is, unlike the rest of you, I have little room to complain to Ed and AP via email. I’ve come close to banning myself and I have done the phony troll on several occasions.

Lanceman on November 4, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Hopefully Romney will show Cameron a big finger…in reality he’ll be gracious.

Schadenfreude on November 4, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Where are we going if we leave here, Liam?

OmahaConservative on November 4, 2012 at 4:01 PM

As Lanceman mentioned. gumby is banned from there, so that’s a start. And I know he hates that people might leave for a place he can’t go to.

Of course there are likely idiot liberals there, but since those not banned are probably not so bad as gumby, it’s sounding more worthwhile. Maybe they can make for good discussion instead of making a thread more annoying than five kids asking right off, “Are we there yet?” right after pulling from the driveway.

Liam on November 4, 2012 at 4:09 PM

I’ll be honest, I really don’t care about the trolls that comment here. Frankly, they make me laugh at their stupidity, and the responses to their stupidity by those on our side make me laugh as well.

Of course, I have conversations with people like them every day, so maybe I am just used to it.

My grandfather taught me something that sticks with me in these situations. He said to me, “You never want to get rid of all the lawyers. It helps to keep a few around to remember why you wanted to get rid of them in the first place.”

Having the trolls reminds me why we need to defeat them in elections. The depth of their stupidity displayed in real time is eye-opening.

goflyers on November 4, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Having the trolls reminds me why we need to defeat them in elections. The depth of their stupidity displayed in real time is eye-opening.

goflyers on November 4, 2012 at 4:10 PM

We are not opposed to trolls – plural. Just one in particular.

If you remember AnninCA and how a thread would degenerate because of her concern trolling nonsense, then you might understand.

Lanceman on November 4, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Tough shite Jazz. This is our country, so it our responsibility to keep it honest. Private citizens getting involved should be promoted, not poo-pooed by ignoramuses who are too willing to put their faith in bureaucracy.

NotCoach on November 4, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Does “monitoring” by nightstick wielding Black Panthers, whose country this is also, meet with your approval as well? If not, why not? Could it be the next sentence Jazz wrote after your quoted section has something of importance within it?

unclesmrgol on November 4, 2012 at 4:14 PM

than five kids asking right off, “Are we there yet?” right after pulling from the driveway.

Liam on November 4, 2012 at 4:09 PM

…lol

KOOLAID2 on November 4, 2012 at 4:15 PM

We should flood tips@hotair.com with protests against g&p and requests for a ban…

OmahaConservative on November 4, 2012 at 4:03 PM

They’re not listening, though many of us have been loyally here in good standing for years.

Liam on November 4, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Trollcot is the best idea ever.

happytobehere on November 4, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Oh, and about the whole 1-6 Panthers beating the Redskins being impossible thing? Yeah, well, it just happened.

kit9 on November 4, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Lanceman on November 4, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Where you been lanceman?

ladyingray on November 4, 2012 at 4:16 PM

We should flood tips@hotair.com with protests against g&p and requests for a ban…
OmahaConservative on November 4, 2012 at 4:03 PM
They’re not listening, though many of us have been loyally here in good standing for years.
Liam on November 4, 2012 at 4:15 PM

I’ve sent mine. Trollcot

happytobehere on November 4, 2012 at 4:16 PM

We should flood tips@hotair.com with protests against g&p and requests for a ban…

OmahaConservative on November 4, 2012 at 4:03 PM

they don’t really ban trolls here. its all about comments and page hits. the more the trolls comment and the more people respond the more hits the page gets.

been that way for years now.

joey24007 on November 4, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Lanceman on November 4, 2012 at 4:12 PM

AnninCA could ruin a thread on the first page…

OmahaConservative on November 4, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Will Obama be carrying a nightstick?

Electrongod on November 4, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Obama has a very big nightstick! –Joe “Plugs” Biden

Archivarix on November 4, 2012 at 4:18 PM

joey24007 on November 4, 2012 at 4:16 PM

They used to ban trolls. DeathToMediaHacs, getalife, Grow Fins, etc. etc.

OmahaConservative on November 4, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Redskins lose. Romney wins.

fogw on November 4, 2012 at 4:19 PM

they don’t really ban trolls here. its all about comments and page hits. the more the trolls comment and the more people respond the more hits the page gets.

been that way for years now.

joey24007 on November 4, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Maybe time, then, to give another place those hits instead. Gotta go with what worst best, for personal peace of mind.

Liam on November 4, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Where you been lanceman?

ladyingray on November 4, 2012 at 4:16 PM

If I was up Badger 40′s a$$ you’d know where I was! :P

Lanceman on November 4, 2012 at 4:21 PM

worst=works

Liam on November 4, 2012 at 4:21 PM

AnninCA could ruin a thread on the first page…

OmahaConservative on November 4, 2012 at 4:17 PM

You ain’t lyin’.

She was stealth banned.

Lanceman on November 4, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Obama is going there to drop off a few bags of votes!

bopbottle on November 4, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Does “monitoring” by nightstick wielding Black Panthers, whose country this is also, meet with your approval as well? If not, why not? Could it be the next sentence Jazz wrote after your quoted section has something of importance within it?

unclesmrgol on November 4, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Are you being preposterous on purpose?

If a member of the NBP leaves their nightstick in the car or home & turn their uniforms inside out or just show up in non-NBP clothes – Monitor away!

batterup on November 4, 2012 at 4:25 PM

TROLLCOT

buckichick1 on November 4, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Breitbart: It’s All Over!

Team Obama must be sighing in collective relief this weekend. Pee Wee Herman, the alter ego of actor Paul Reubens, has endorsed President Barack Obama in a typically colorful column over at The Huffington Post.

Del Dolemonte on November 4, 2012 at 4:25 PM

RE: Trollcot

It’s not just “feeding” the trolls when you respond to them, as to some of them, it’s actually putting that much more of Obama’s stash in their pockets. I refuse to feed or pay them.

The only way they can hijack a thread is if we play along. No play, no pay.

TXUS on November 4, 2012 at 4:27 PM

they don’t really ban trolls here. its all about comments and page hits. the more the trolls comment and the more people respond the more hits the page gets.

been that way for years now.

joey24007 on November 4, 2012 at 4:16 PM

…the last thread is nearing 400 without a troll… and who knows how many lurkers…not bad for a Sunday afternoon.

KOOLAID2 on November 4, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Thought:

Why not use the police state tactics against itself by installing, by law, facial recognition cameras in each voting booth? This would be hooked up to a national image clearing house, where your image taken and compared to the entire imaging database. If your picture shows up as having been already taken that day in a booth, instead of unlocking the voting machinery you get incinerated (ok, just kidding).

BobMbx on November 4, 2012 at 3:15 PM

LOL! It’s an interesting thought, but can you imagine the level of b!tching? It’s heresy to ask for ID, but actually using facial recognition software?

As for your second point, it would only take about four people. ;)

kim roy on November 4, 2012 at 4:29 PM

…T R O L L C O T me likes…

KOOLAID2 on November 4, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Team Obama must be sighing in collective relief this weekend. Pee Wee Herman, the alter ego of actor Paul Reubens, has endorsed President Barack Obama in a typically colorful column over at The Huffington Post.

Obama’s pinnacle if not his definition: A guy arrested for working himself off in a movie theater.

Liam on November 4, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Drudge Headline: PA POLL JOLT: O 47% R 47%

OmahaConservative on November 4, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Does “monitoring” by nightstick wielding Black Panthers, whose country this is also, meet with your approval as well? If not, why not? Could it be the next sentence Jazz wrote after your quoted section has something of importance within it?

unclesmrgol on November 4, 2012 at 4:14 PM

There is nothing wrong with rules. There is everything wrong with letting those with the power bar everyone else from participating.

NotCoach on November 4, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Obama has to go to Madison to get media coverage of a huge crowd (they have all been there since Walker announced his plans to keep Wisconsin from going over the fiscal cliff…so no buses are required). Without that crowd, all he has lately is 1/2 empty HS gyms…

teejk on November 4, 2012 at 4:36 PM

It’s not just “feeding” the trolls when you respond to them, as to some of them, it’s actually putting that much more of Obama’s stash in their pockets. I refuse to feed or pay them.

The only way they can hijack a thread is if we play along. No play, no pay.

TXUS on November 4, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Agreed TXUS. I’ve always found that if you ignore stupid, eventually it gets tired of trying to play and just goes away. If you feed it, it stays and becomes larger and larger. Kinda like a mosquito/bed bug/leech.

sicoit on November 4, 2012 at 4:38 PM

I’m simply not a fan of organized, private “election watchers” who go so far as to question people standing in line at polling places.

You are totally wrong. I have watched the polls for the Tea Party. Election boards have very strict rules regarding this activity. You are required to go through training to do it, just like poll workers. You are not allowed to talk to voters.

I did it to insure against the very real threat of voter fraud due to corrupt groups like ACORN. Ohioans believe the election was stolen in 2008 due to Democrats driving busloads of illegal voters into the state on election day.

HellCat on November 4, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Does “monitoring” by nightstick wielding Black Panthers, whose country this is also, meet with your approval as well? If not, why not? Could it be the next sentence Jazz wrote after your quoted section has something of importance within it?
unclesmrgol on November 4, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Are you being preposterous on purpose?
If a member of the NBP leaves their nightstick in the car or home & turn their uniforms inside out or just show up in non-NBP clothes – Monitor away!
batterup on November 4, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Yup, there is a wee bit of difference between monitoring the vote and standing around outside brandishing weapons.

whatcat on November 4, 2012 at 4:48 PM

The City-County Building is the planned site for a Monday visit by President Barack Obama.

Will he vote again?

disa on November 4, 2012 at 4:50 PM

What…..Obama isnt gonna stay in NYC/NJ and help fill controlled price gas cans?

sbark on November 4, 2012 at 5:02 PM

It just reeks of potential voter intimidation to me, whether it’s being done by a Tea Party group or a gang of union members.

To equate Tea Party people with a gang of union members is worse than PC “moral equivalence” slander against the Tea party people, it is totally stupid.

VorDaj on November 4, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Thought:

Why not use the police state tactics against itself by installing, by law, facial recognition cameras in each voting booth? This would be hooked up to a national image clearing house, where your image taken and compared to the entire imaging database. If your picture shows up as having been already taken that day in a booth, instead of unlocking the voting machinery you get incinerated (ok, just kidding).

BobMbx on November 4, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Bummer for identical twins.

talkingpoints on November 4, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Make sure you have some kind of video capturing device with you when you go to the polls. If you see something VIDEOTAPE IT!

WisCon on November 4, 2012 at 5:13 PM

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