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biffp 1
People don't so this on their. It's the RNC, Tea Party or Crossroads. Someone has conveyed the message that this is the right thing to do. Needs Congressional hearings and to eliminate partisan election officials.
Posted by biffp on November 2, 2012 at 5:04 PM · Report this
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You stay classy, assholes.
Posted by ultrasuedecushion on November 2, 2012 at 5:05 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 3
Republicans: "We all need to pass laws to stop us before we break the law again!"
Posted by Urgutha Forka on November 2, 2012 at 5:09 PM · Report this
Mattini 4
Republicans think we need Voter ID laws because they think everyone cheats as much as they do.
Posted by Mattini on November 2, 2012 at 5:15 PM · Report this
bearseatbeats 5
@4

Nailed it.
Posted by bearseatbeats on November 2, 2012 at 5:26 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 6

Did anyone prove she was a member of the Republican party?

Maybe the Demorats are looking for an excuse when Romney (legitimately) takes Oregon.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on November 2, 2012 at 5:29 PM · Report this
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[sarcasm]Voter ID laws would definitely have prevented this election fraud.[/sarcasm]
Posted by TechBear on November 2, 2012 at 5:33 PM · Report this
STJA 8
@6 wut?

This kinda shit makes my blood boil. Disenfranchisement? Fuck them. Fuck that woman.
Posted by STJA on November 2, 2012 at 5:48 PM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 9
@6 Ah, more useless non-sequitors & OT posts from the blathering keyboard of Bailo. It makes no difference what she was registered as. She broke the law.
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on November 2, 2012 at 5:58 PM · Report this
Mark in Colorado 10
"The only good republican is a dead republican."

I'm trying to find the source to this quote.

Supreme homostupid of the universe can you help me?!
Or how about you house faggot with the dead of AIDs boyfriend?
You two seem to know more than anyone else. Please help me to find who first said this quote?
Posted by Mark in Colorado on November 2, 2012 at 6:40 PM · Report this
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Republicans demonstrating yet once again that electoral fraud is the problem, not the nearly non-existent voter fraud they claim is rampant to justify their voter suppression tactics.
Posted by anon1256 on November 2, 2012 at 6:45 PM · Report this
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I'd bet she was acting on her own. It was one person, a temporary worker, and the incident was reported the same day it happened -- according to an early report I read. Don't see that same information on this link. My observation of Reps is they have a tendency to really believe that "ends justify the means." A lone election worker could feel she was doing the right thing, even though it was clearly wrong. And. Arrest her and prosecute her to the fullest extent of the law. Damn.
Posted by bareboards on November 2, 2012 at 7:31 PM · Report this
Joe Szilagyi 13
@12 oh, please. She was on a conference call with Anne Romney, Karl Rove, and at least one of the Kochi giving her specific directions.
Posted by Joe Szilagyi on November 2, 2012 at 8:03 PM · Report this
long-time reader 14
Good thing it's a felony, so this shitstain won't ever vote again.
Posted by long-time reader on November 2, 2012 at 8:04 PM · Report this
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Why aren't their two (or three) people handling each ballot?
One from each party.
Watching each other.
Posted by fairly.unbalanced on November 2, 2012 at 8:54 PM · Report this
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@15 that'd be awkward. People love the idea of voting being secret and/or private. That's why independents are a popular thing to claim. No one knows you vote Republican. Saving face, y'know?
Posted by CbytheSea on November 2, 2012 at 9:08 PM · Report this
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@16: No, you still wouldn't have to know who voted to record the vote. one way: a team recording who voted, another team transporting boxes of ballots filled out in secret, another team recording ballots. This isn't rocket science. Cross checks to minimize fraud.
Posted by david on November 2, 2012 at 10:13 PM · Report this
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This just proves yet again that Republicans are stupid. (Karl Rove and company aren't stupid, but they're not Republicans; they're oligarchs.)
Posted by sarah70 on November 2, 2012 at 10:33 PM · Report this
Posted by bareboards on November 3, 2012 at 8:33 AM · Report this
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@15 Exactly.

How the hell was that woman in Clackamas County allowed enough privacy with ballots to even begin to tamper with them? People need to be fired, voted out, jailed, barred from service and I am not opposed to shooting them for good measure. This is completely unacceptable.

As for the case in the update, while the article alleges everything, it seems that it is only known that Roxanne Rubin was arrested because when she went to vote on Eastern Avenue, a database check showed someone had voted under that name hours earlier at Anthem Community Center. Rubin claims she had not voted and should get at least the presumption of innocence until convicted. The article notes the same task force is investigating one more case of this this election, which given the rarity of in person voter fraud, might actually indicate Rubin is the victim here. That said, I think it's likely she'll be convicted.
Posted by A Situation Up With Which, We Must Not Put on November 3, 2012 at 9:38 AM · Report this
Occupy Seattle 21
Yup. With all the hollering by Tea Party Republicans about voter fraud, looks like the only ACTUAL voter fraud, campaign violation, election fraud, and ballot tampering is done by GOP. Color me NOT SURPISED. Didn't all those "dead voters" (ie grandmas and grandpas voting on behalf of their deceased spouses) vote for Dino Rossi in 2004 too? And yet, the only hooting and hollering we get about dead voters is from the Grand Ole Vote Suppression Party. I personally don't give a shit - I mean, come on, it's your grandma and grandpa we're talking about here! But if the Republicans were to apply their own logic of "cracking down non-existent voter fraud" - they really should start with their own base. If there is any lazy piece of shit out there that hasn't yet voted, GO FUCKING VOTE! Vote for Jay Inslee, Bob Ferguson, Kathleen Drew, and every other Democrat on the ballot, and stop this fascist madness. Rob McKenna = Reagan Dunn = James Watkins = Kim Wyman = Tea Party = Freedom Foundation = "Mainstream Republicans" = voter suppression = Koch Brothers and Kemper Freeman style corruption = end of Washington state as we know it. http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2…
Posted by Occupy Seattle on November 3, 2012 at 1:07 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 22
On the citizenship exam, they like to refer to the right to vote as "the most important right granted by the Constitution". If that's true, I'd really like to see voter fraud and election tampering treated as seriously as treason. I'm not a fan of the death penalty, but if that's what we do to traitors, then so be it.
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on November 3, 2012 at 1:18 PM · Report this
Cracker Jack 23
Unfortunately, what this does is now give the Republicans the "proof" they need -- never mind that it was them doing it -- to push these laws through. Everyone was saying "this isn't really a problem", but now it is.

I really can't stand these people...
Posted by Cracker Jack on November 3, 2012 at 1:22 PM · Report this
TreGibbs 24
Next time you hear about a Republican screaming about some act of injustice a Democrat has committed, just remember that only a thief accuses an innocent person of stealing, only a liar accuses a truthful person of lying and only criminal thinks an innocent person commits crimes.

It's called PROJECTION and the Republican's have cornered the market on it this political season.
Posted by TreGibbs on November 3, 2012 at 4:13 PM · Report this
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@23, It's not voter fraud since she is an election worker tampering with the vote. None of the unnecessary voter fraud measures put forward by the GOP would address this particular case.
Posted by anon1256 on November 3, 2012 at 11:01 PM · Report this
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You are all intellectually lazy as shit. It doesn't take a wizard king or a Bodhisattva to realize a bunch of hillbillies are off somewhere generalizing straight out of their asses about democrats as well. Read a fucking book imo.
Posted by ohurcool on November 4, 2012 at 1:07 AM · Report this
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@26, Voting for the party of voter suppression shows one has the ethics of a turnip so there isn't much generalizing left to do.
Posted by anon1256 on November 4, 2012 at 1:56 PM · Report this
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Repubs are nothing if not hypocrites. Nothing they do surprises me.
Posted by Patricia Kayden on November 4, 2012 at 2:09 PM · Report this
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@6 What planet do you live on that you think Romney will "legitimately take" (is that a variant of "legitimate rape"?) Oregon?
Posted by OregonJeff on November 5, 2012 at 1:40 PM · Report this
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@3, it's the same reason they propose so many anti-gay laws.
Posted by Root on November 6, 2012 at 8:30 AM · Report this

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