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Sun Oct 9, 2022, 06:41 AM

Bulletproof glass, guards: Election offices tighten security

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Source: Reuters via AOL

When voters in Jefferson County, Colorado, cast their ballots in the Nov. 8 midterm election, they will see security guards stationed outside the busiest polling centers.

At an election office in Flagstaff, Arizona, voters will encounter bulletproof glass and need to press a buzzer to enter. In Tallahassee, Florida, election workers will count ballots in a building that has been newly toughened with walls made of the super-strong fiber Kevlar.

Spurred by a deluge of threats and intimidating behavior by conspiracy theorists and others upset over former President Donald Trump's 2020 election defeat, some election officials across the United States are fortifying their operations as they ramp up for another divisive election.

A Reuters survey of 30 election offices found that 15 have enhanced security in various ways, from installing panic buttons to hiring extra security guards to holding active-shooter and de-escalation training.

Read more: https://www.aol.com/news/bullet-proof-glass-guards-u-100244645-102313985.html



And this is what is becomes? Elections with prison like security.

Thanks, MAGAts.

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Reply Bulletproof glass, guards: Election offices tighten security (Original post)
AZLD4Candidate Oct 2022 OP
Walleye Oct 2022 #1
2naSalit Oct 2022 #2
area51 Oct 2022 #4
Mr.Bill Oct 2022 #10
bucolic_frolic Oct 2022 #3
underpants Oct 2022 #5
pfitz59 Oct 2022 #6
pazzyanne Oct 2022 #7
lostnfound Oct 2022 #8
peppertree Oct 2022 #9
former9thward Oct 2022 #11
The Wizard Oct 2022 #12
Omaha Steve Oct 2022 #13

Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Sun Oct 9, 2022, 06:45 AM

1. I voted in the Delaware primary. Walked up to the high school where I always vote

I handed my voter registration card to the nice older lady working at the poll, just for convenience. They asked for no picture ID. I signed my name went to the voting booth, when I came out they thanked me for voting and gave me a sticker. Everybody smiled and was very friendly I just wanted to stay that way!

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Sun Oct 9, 2022, 06:48 AM

2. At our little county seat...

You can just go to the courthouse or vote by mail. I get my ballot in the mail but I usually hand deliver it to the registrar myself.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 9, 2022, 07:26 AM

4. I wish everyone could vote by mail. It's restricted where I live. n/t

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 9, 2022, 02:19 PM

10. I do the same thing.

Of course, I realize this is not a convenient option for everyone. I literally live within walking distance of the Registrar's office.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Sun Oct 9, 2022, 07:13 AM

3. Election Day will be a great day

for criminals. All the constabulary forces will be guarding the polls. Everything else not so much. Perhaps few traffic tickets will be written that day.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Sun Oct 9, 2022, 07:30 AM

5. Ridiculous

Just ridiculous

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Sun Oct 9, 2022, 07:33 AM

6. The Trump legacy

destroying Democracy, one voting booth at a time.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Sun Oct 9, 2022, 08:07 AM

7. ...

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Sun Oct 9, 2022, 09:37 AM

8. Thank you MAGA loons and NRA for wasting more government money nt

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Sun Oct 9, 2022, 11:11 AM

9. Republicans : 3rd world elections

Violence and militarized polling stations, before and during the vote.

And a surreal mix of fraud and finger-pointing (when fraud isn't enough), afterwards.

Plus, of course, judges like Aileen "Where's My Mercedes?"

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Sun Oct 9, 2022, 04:25 PM

11. This article is mainly about election offices not voting areas.

it says "voters will encounter bullet proof glass" in Flagstaff. No they won't. These are the offices for election workers where ballots are counted. Not where people typically vote. Election offices should be secure. I don't want ballots in areas where just anyone can wander in.

As far as security at voting places I am from Chicago. We always had police at our voting precincts. No one thought it was "prison" and almost everyone knew the local police and chatted with them as the voted. No big deal.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Sun Oct 9, 2022, 04:44 PM

12. Trump's legacy

Fear and violence.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Sun Oct 9, 2022, 05:03 PM

13. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

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