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Tue Oct 30, 2012, 09:44 AM

Romney Campaign Training Poll Watchers To Mislead Voters In Wisconsin

...Documents from a recent Romney poll watcher training obtained by ThinkProgress contain several misleading or untrue claims about the rights of Wisconsin voters. A source passed along the following packet of documents, which was distributed to volunteers at a Romney campaign training in Racine on October 25th. In total, six such trainings were held across the state in the past two weeks.

One blatant falsehood occurs on page 16 of the training packet, which informed poll watchers that any identification cards from a voter “must include a photo”, despite the fact that Wisconsin’s voter ID law has been blocked by multiple state judges for this election.

The training also encouraged volunteers to deceive election workers and the public about who they were associated with. On page 5 of the packet, Romney poll workers were instructed to hide their affiliation with the campaign and told to sign in at the polls as a “concerned citizen” instead. As Kristina Sesek, Romney’s legal counsel who just graduated from Marquette Law School last year, explained, “We’re going to have you sign in this election cycle as a ‘concerned citizen.’ We’re just trying to alleviate some of the animosity of being a Republican observer up front.”

This packet could cause major problems if Republican observers across the state try to enforce such wrong and misleading information on Election Day. Even if they simply slow the voting process down, this could discourage voters waiting in line and drive drown turnout.

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/10/30/1106961/romney-wisconsin-poll-watchers/


It would certainly slow things down here in WA State at the Accessible Voting Centers where I'll be working for the county.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 09:54 AM

1. They can't "enforce" shit....

The guidance voters should receive is to walk right past any poll watcher. Do not speak to or respond to any person other than an election official or poll worker.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 09:59 AM

2. People who mess with free and fair elections are the scum of the Earth. n/t

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 10:23 AM

3. F ...that

We know in Wi no Id required to vote....I called City Hall when that crap was incorrectly posted on their web page.....

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 10:40 AM

4. And that is why you have to have trained Democratic observers at every polling spot.

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