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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:51 PM

WATCH: Trump supporters descend on early voters in Virginia -- and try to obstruct polling site

On Saturday, lines to vote early in Fairfax County, Virginia — an affluent, left-trending area including the suburbs of Washington, D.C. — reached enormous lengths, with many voters telling reporters that they were spurred to vote by the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

But Trump supporters showed up at the early voting site to protest, as well.


Photos and videos by Washington Informer reporter Anthony Tilghman show Trump supporters blocking the path to the early voting site, standing together waving Trump flags and chanting “Four more years!”



https://www.rawstory.com/2020/09/watch-trump-supporters-descend-on-early-voters-in-virginia-and-try-to-obstruct-polling-site/

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Reply WATCH: Trump supporters descend on early voters in Virginia -- and try to obstruct polling site (Original post)
UCmeNdc Sep 19 OP
pat_k Sep 19 #1
Blue_true Sep 19 #9
2naSalit Sep 19 #2
Kaleva Sep 19 #3
Baked Potato Sep 19 #4
spooky3 Sep 19 #10
Baked Potato Sep 19 #14
dameatball Sep 19 #5
Gothmog Sep 19 #6
mainer Sep 19 #7
Sogo Sep 19 #8
spooky3 Sep 19 #11
Sogo Sep 19 #12
BComplex Sep 19 #13
beachbumbob Sep 19 #15
spooky3 Sep 19 #17
I_UndergroundPanther Sep 19 #23
Thekaspervote Sep 19 #21
GoCubsGo Sep 19 #16
mainer Sep 19 #18
Thekaspervote Sep 19 #22
malaise Sep 19 #19
SheltieLover Sep 19 #20

Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:53 PM

1. Free and fair elections are kryptonite to rightwingnuts.

And they know it.

We are where we are as a result of their ever more effective voter suppression tactics. (With under allocation of resources and long lines in "certain areas" being top on the list.)

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Response to pat_k (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:05 PM

9. Exactly. nt

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:57 PM

2. So the police aren't there to

stop them from obstructing a polling place?

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:57 PM

3. Not that many of them and i don't see them preventing anyone from voting

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:59 PM

4. Bravo to Virginia for such a long early voting period 👏🏼

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Response to Baked Potato (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:06 PM

10. The Dems took over the legislature last year and we have a Dem governor.

Amazing how quickly changes were made on a number of fronts!

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #10)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:11 PM

14. Yes!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:02 PM

5. I have decided to vote in person. Hate to have my fellow Dems feeling lonely in this tiny red town.

Walk straight, wait my turn, do my job. No problem. Let the assholes scream all they want.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:03 PM

6. Lock them up

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:04 PM

7. Intimidators need to be video'd for later evidence.

to show who's breaking the law. If you see this, pull out your cameras and start filming.

And tell them they're about to become famous.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:05 PM

8. What they're doing may be illegal....

Here's the law in Iowa:

Voters may wear a campaign button or clothing when they go to vote but must leave the polling place as soon as they are done voting. Campaigning or electioneering of any kind in a polling place is illegal; loitering in a polling place while wearing political items is considered electioneering.

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Response to Sogo (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:08 PM

11. Check this out:

https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title24.2/chapter6/section24.2-604/

" § 24.2-604. Polling places; prohibited activities; prohibited area; penalties.

A. During the times the polls are open and ballots are being counted, it is unlawful for any person (i) to loiter or congregate within 40 feet of any entrance of any polling place; (ii) within such distance to give, tender, or exhibit any ballot, ticket, or other campaign material to any person or to solicit or in any manner attempt to influence any person in casting his vote; or (iii) to hinder or delay a qualified voter in entering or leaving a polling place...."

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:10 PM

12. Yep. Thanks for posting this....

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:11 PM

13. Then the governor needs to be called, and the atty general of Virginia, and told to start arresting

these terrorists NOW. This could turn ugly with the right ingredients.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:11 PM

15. A law is not a law if it's not enforced

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #15)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:15 PM

17. according to a story I read, they dispersed once more security officers showed up.

Trumpers know they have no chance in Fairfax Co., but I hope the state is ready to deal with them in other parts of the state.

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #15)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:37 PM

23. And that is why trump gets away

With the shit he does.

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Response to Sogo (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:15 PM

21. In VA protests of this kind have to be 40 ft away from the polling place

They called for increased security and they were put 40 ft back

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:12 PM

16. Not onlyis this illegal, it's not working.

They can try to intimidate all they want, but the only thing they're doing is making asses of themselves, and setting themselves up for criminal charges. May they all have the book thrown at them.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #16)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:17 PM

18. It's only making people more determined to vote

and will backfire on them.

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Response to mainer (Reply #18)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:16 PM

22. Exactly!!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:19 PM

19. They'd be arrested in Jamaica

It is illegal to block any polling station

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:43 PM

20. ProPublica: Please Tell Us If You Have Any Trouble Voting This Year

https://www.propublica.org/getinvolved/please-tell-us-if-you-have-any-trouble-voting-this-year

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Electionland is a collaborative project to report on voting problems with local and national newsrooms around the country.

We will be on the lookout for any problems that prevent people from voting — such as mail ballot delivery problems, changed voting locations, long lines, registration problems, purged voter rolls, broken machines and voter intimidation. You can help us. To let us know how your voting experience goes, here’s how to sign up and get in touch.

SMS: Text the word VOTE, VOTA (for Spanish) or 投票 (for Chinese) to 81380 (standard text message rates apply).

WhatsApp: Send the word VOTE, VOTA (for Spanish) or 投票 (for Chinese) to 1-850-909-8683.

There is a bit more text at link.
Site also gives addy for FB Messenger reporting: m.me/electionland.

Additionally, there is form which can be completed at above link.

This reporting is for voters, election workers, supervisors, observers, etc.







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