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Homeless driven to vote for Obama

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by Bach, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. Bach

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    CLEVELAND - Volunteers supporting Barack Obama picked up hundreds of people at homeless shelters, soup kitchens and drug-rehab centers and drove them to a polling place yesterday on the last day that Ohioans could register and vote on the same day, almost no questions asked.

    The huge effort by a pro-Obama group, Vote Today Ohio, takes advantage of a quirk in the state's elections laws that allows people to register and cast ballots at the same time without having to prove residency.

    Republicans have argued that the window could lead to widespread voter fraud because officials wouldn't have an opportunity to verify registration information before ballots were cast.

    Among the volunteers were Yori Stadlin and Vivian Lehrer of the Upper West Side, who got married last week and decided to spend their honeymoon shepherding voters to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

    Early today, Stadlin's van picked up William Woods, 59, at the soup kitchen of the Bishop Cosgrove Center.

    "I never voted before," Woods said, because of a felony conviction that previously barred him from the polls. "Without this service, I would have had no way to get here."


    http://www.nypost.com/seven/10062008/news/nationalnews/homeless_driven_to_vote_obama_132395.htm
  2. Yeagermeister

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    Don't you have to have a valid address to register to vote?
  3. Wheat

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    Reminds me of a scene from Charlie Wilson's War where he talked about going and picking up the poor folks in town to vote because the guy who was in office had killed his dog.
  4. Bach

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    Apparently not. That's why the Dems are always trying to loosen voter registration requirements.

    In this particular situation, you can register and vote on the same day. I'm sure they can put down any address and info and it isn't being verified.

    You know, the Dems act like asking for a valid address/age is like voter intimidation, when in reality, they just like trying to steal elections.
  5. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Voters in many states can register and vote on the same day, they just put those ballots into a separate grouping.

    The thing about no valid address is another thing all together and I don't know of any state off the top of my head that does not require an address.
  6. Yeagermeister

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    Joe Smith
    A Van Down By The River
    Anytown, USA 12345
  7. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Fixed that for you. :laugh2:
  8. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Or in my case Kegger :laugh2:
  9. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    I hear yah...shame I got a beer gut and have not drank beer in ages. :laugh2:
  10. Yeagermeister

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    I don't have a beer gut. I have a food gut. :laugh2:
  11. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    LOL. And they are saying McCain is desperate. They may have some internal polling showing they NEED these guys for any chance.

    After all, that is the only polling that matters anyway.

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