Thread: Why Would They Do This?
#1 Why Would They Do This?11-03-2008, 10:59 PM
Election officials telling college students they can't vote
WASHINGTON — Colorado Democrats accused a Republican county clerk Wednesday of falsely informing Colorado College that students from outside the state could not register to vote if their parents claimed them as a dependent on their tax returns.
At a news conference in Colorado Springs, Democrats also criticized Robert Balink, the El Paso County clerk and recorder, who was a delegate to the Republican National Convention, for taking other steps they said would dampen voting by college students, who are expected to heavily favor Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.
"When election officials spread false information about who is eligible to vote and remove, not add, polling places, we need to be concerned that eligible voters will be denied their right to vote," said Pat Waak, chairwoman of the Colorado Democratic Party.
Balink issued a statement saying his office had misinterpreted state law and “mistakenly published information that was incorrect.”
Balink's actions are the latest of several instances in which local election officials, including some in Virginia and South Carolina, have discouraged college students from voting in a year in which legions of students have thrown their energy behind Obama.
Discovery of these restrictions comes as Democrats have increasingly accused Republicans of using an array of tactics to suppress the Democratic voter turnout in the November election.
http://www.kansascity.com/449/story/854311.htmlAt Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
11-03-2008, 11:03 PM
Whoa, I guess these college educated kids were not too smart after all. Let me guess all Libs!
:Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
” I wondered why the rock was getting larger. Then it hit me.
11-03-2008, 11:04 PM
You mean why would the wretched Socialists try to portray county elections officials as Evil, vote stealing thugs?
The better question is why would you fall for such obvious propaganda?
11-03-2008, 11:08 PM
Why would they do that?
Belangia said, however, that if a student lives in a dormitory, he must respond to a series of questions laid out in a 1974 federal court order covering voting registration in the county. He said students must demonstrate their “intent to claim this locale as their home when they finish school.”
In actual dollars, President Obama’s $4.4 trillion in deficit spending in just three years is 37 percent higher than the previous record of $3.2 trillion (held by President George W. Bush) in deficit spending for an entire presidency. It’s no small feat to demolish an 8-year record in just 3 years.
Under Obama’s own projections, interest payments on the debt are on course to triple from 2010 (his first budgetary year) to 2018, climbing from $196 billion to $685 billion annually.
11-03-2008, 11:09 PM
out of state students should not be allowed to register in that state. They should vote where their HOME is. If they live there - fine. if they are only going to school there - NOPE. That's just common sense.Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
11-03-2008, 11:11 PM
That's what I did when I was attending college out of state...I had an absentee ballot mailed to me.Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter.
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
and clever in their own sight.
11-03-2008, 11:11 PMStand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
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