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Do you think attorneys should monitor voting to avoid the problems of the 2000 election?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on October 31, 2004

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Photo of Vincent Toms

“It seems to me that no matter who you pick to do it, there is going to be room for someone to cry foul about the results. I think that something should be done, though.”

Photo of Lara Kuykendall

“Yes I do. Just to ensure that everyone has a safe path to the voting booth, and to make sure that no one’s rights are infringed upon.”

Photo of Brandin Sandel

“I think using lawyers is a step toward ensuring people’s rights, but I think that other options should be considered as well.”

Photo of Nicole Young

“I don’t know; that’s kind of dangerous. I guess it depends on the individual attorneys that they select. I definitely think that they need to do something.”

Comments

nicegirl 10 years, 1 month ago

I may not agree with you often hoofy, but I know come Tuesday we are marking the same boxes on the ballot.

mrcairo 10 years, 1 month ago

You mean like what happened in Florida, where people were denied the right to vote? Where some 40,000 people of color were turned away because someone from the Republican Party purged them from the voting rolls. After all, G.W. won Florida by some 535 votes. If you allow some 40,000 people of color to vote, 90% Democrat by the way, then G.W. would be chopping wood where he belongs, the Economy would be strong, 9-11 may have never happened, and if it did we'd be fighting terrorists instead of Iraqis, God wouldn't be speaking directly to our President.

Did you know the IRS is investigating the NAACP cuz they are registering voters, and asking people to vote for Democrats. They say since the NAACP is a non-profit they shouldn't make waves. Well what about all these Evangelists - Oral Roberts and the like going on about how we have to elect Bush - aren't they non-profits too?

lunacydetector 10 years, 1 month ago

I can't think of anything more intimidating than having some strange Liberal attorney breathing down my neck when I want to vote.

Talk about REAL voter intimidation.

Liberty 10 years, 1 month ago

If people stick to voting on a paper ballot instead of using the electronic touch screen voting machines, there is a paper record that can be verified. The voting machines in Johnson County that are being crammed down everyone's throat do not give you any paper trail as to how you voted or who you voted for. How would you know if your vote counted if there needed to be a recount or if it had your vote go to count for the other guy instead of the one you voted for??? Meanwhile Johnson County says everyone just loves these stupid voting machines. If people just think about it, they should see that these machines leave open a way that leads to the possiblility of a small group of people controlling a large or nation wide election because you can do that when it is computerized. INSIST ON PAPER BALLOTS ONLY! Paper ballots can be counted, electronic tallies can come from anywhere or anyone and there is not a way to trace your vote back. Ever wonder why the tv networks know how the election is going to come out before it is over??? Think about it. Visit http://www.blackboxvoting.com

Kontum1972 10 years, 1 month ago

Ok, i am on my soapbox now i suppose most of you have read the article about this NG group who is training for deployment i think there is some diversity in this group and i probably know some of these people since i come from that area of kansas. Here is the scoop...about two weeks ago i participated in funeral for a young Army Captain (who was an Aviator) who died in iraq he was 29 and i a good looking kid he came from a military family , his father was a career officer, so they know service to country. Here is the Rub.....the administration spout's that only 1,100 + soldiers have been killed (and most of them are weekend warriors)not counting wounded, well folks it is not 1,100+ m/f it is way more than that.....way more! For this one young man there were 500 people in the chapel, now 500 people, do the math....1,100+ killed across the US, if 500 people were affected by this death of this one soldier look at the impact across the country, all the families that live across America the ones who could not attend his funeral because they could not come for some particular reason. It is not 1,100+ it is thousands and thousands.. this kid will never have children for his family...thousands and thousands...the WALL has 58,000+ equals 100's of thousands of families affected for generations...that War tore this country apart and now we are on "somebodies" personal agenda, and it is all about the stinking oil, "they" wanted a huge military base there....so they can deploy anywhere at anytime....IRAN & SYRIA......here is a clue why dont you do some reasearch on what is going on in the Caspian Sea, alot of activity there, but you never see it in the news, many big boats floating out of there with armed escorts. So to make a long story short think before you VOTE...and remember this everytime you stick that nozzle in your vehicle thats not Gas.... it is...... AMERICAN SOLDIERS BLOOD! Now i am off the BOX...adios!

mrcairo 10 years, 1 month ago

REDSKINS LOSE! REDSKINS LOSE! REDSKINS LOSE!

The past 16 Elections if the Redskins lose on the previous Sunday then the Incumbent goes down.

REDSKINS LOSE! WHOO HOO!

prairiemermaid 10 years, 1 month ago

I think whatever works to keep the Republican, paid poll-"watchers" from intimidating and generally impeding voter's rights at the polls is a good thing. I'm sick to death of the downright unethical deeds that have been done by the GOP to try to suppress the votes by Democrats this election, mostly poor and/or people of color. Talk about unAmerican! I'm sure the Republican poll-"watchers" have their pat excuse like, we need to make sure the Democrats aren't padding the vote with thousands of fake voters. But I got news for them, the outrage over disenfranchisement in 2000 has been simmering just under surface, and Democrats can EASILY find thousands who want some payback this time around. Payback with votes that will actually get COUNTED. None of this (GOP poll "watchers" and hovering liberal lawyers), of course, would be necessary if our federal government had done something substantial about the last debacle. It hasn't, though, and that comes as no surprise -- Bush and others benefit from the leaky, fraud-ridden system we have in place right now...

Savage 10 years, 1 month ago

When bush wins by tuesday night... You will all go to class, or work the next day and continue to achieve your goals. Life will go on. If kerry had a normal wife.. I just might have voted for him... Teresa will be his downfall. End of story.

Savage 10 years, 1 month ago

When bush wins by tuesday night... You will all go to class, or work the next day and continue to achieve your goals. Life will go on. If kerry had a normal wife.. I just might have voted for him... Teresa will be his downfall. End of story!

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