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DOJ to Spread Poll Monitors Thin Despite Widespread Concerns


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DOJ to Spread Poll Monitors Thin Despite Widespread Concerns

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

The 2013 gutting of the Voting Rights Act means the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) will deploy just 500 election monitors to polling places in 28 states on Tuesday—hundreds less than in 2012, and imbued with limited powers.


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And there will be no exit polls.


#3

Election fraud in the interests of Hillary is of no concern to the Democratic administration and the banking interests who own them.


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500 observers in a country the size of the US sounds pretty inadequate. There must surely be thousands of polling places. In Canada, each political party is entitled to post two scrutineers per polling booth (most polling places have multiple booths so that could theoretically be dozens of people, but out our way most parties don't bother). Is there a similar system in the US? Or is everyone so partisan there that party scrutineers would be hopelessly compromised?


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Where did you get this information? According to the following article, "The official network exit polls are continuing apace. Edison Research, the company that produces the exit polls for the consortium, will have 933 interviewers spread across the country at targeted polling places on Tuesday." ( http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/exit-polls-under-siege-230847). Also see the following: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/11/02/just-how-does-the-general-election-exit-poll-work-anyway/


#6

Nothing bur a show for the masses. Where were they during the primary? They are only concerned about voting violations when their candidate is on the line. Laughable.


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and the elephant in the room is WA. Voting is done by mail, starting about 3 weeks before election day, and scattered drop off boxes starting a few days before election day. No intimidation, monitoring or long lines needed.

even simpler would be voting by internet or phone.


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You know it seems pretty obvious if the Republicans didn't cheat; and by that I mean suppress the vote by limiting places to vote, requiring unnecessary and complicated qualifications and identification, outright intimidation and gerrymandering the vote wherever they can \get away with it the GOP would most likely probably be extinct by now.

The Democratic Party should take the role of what they really are, the conservative party, and let Sanders socialists be what they are, the progressive party. There is simply no more room for the lying, cheating and generally bat-shit crazy Republicans in this political system.


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All the attempts to cheat and intimidate that I have read about so far on both the MSM and sites like Common Dreams have come from the Republicans. The only way they can win, and they know it, is to cheat.