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Day two as a poll watcher…and the nonsense continues

By: Diane Sori

Posted: Nov. 3rd, 2012

Yesterday I was a poll watcher at the same Early Voting site as the day before.  After seeing fraud trying to be committed on Thursday, I really thought all the t’s would be crossed and the i’s dotted on Friday, because they knew I would be watching very closely.
Were they…NO WAY!
The first of Friday’s fiascoes happened when the poll opened at 7am, and this is a biggie…one of the two ballot printers was NOT working.  It worked fine at closing the night before but ‘suddenly’ less than 12 hours later after having been shut down for the night, it NO longer worked.  And when it went down the license verifying machine went down with it also…as in the machine that verifies the voter’s ID.
How convenient is that.
The line at 7am was long, and people got there early to be in and out in time for work, but with only one machine working a simple 15 minute to half hour wait stretched to about 2-1/2 hours even after the machine was fixed by 8:30 am.  This delay forced many to leave because they had to get to work and therefore didn’t get to vote.  Hopefully, they will come back again or vote on Election Day.
And this delay at opening caused the lines to back up all day, causing people, including the elderly and handicapped, to have to wait in line in the hot Florida sun for up to 2+ hours to vote.  And herein lies the second problem of the day.
By the time the handicapped and elderly got inside to vote many were shaking and on the verge of collapse from waiting so long and being dehydrated.  One older lady, very overweight and appearing to be diabetic, looked like she was ready to collapse and said she felt ill.  I immediately told her to sit down on one of the empty poll watcher chairs, and for that I was chastised for talking to a voter (which I’m NOT supposed to do as a poll watcher) but come on…this lady was NOT in good shape and all I was trying to do was help her NOT tell her who to vote for.
I ignored the worker chastising me and told her I was going to ask the woman in charge of the polling site for a bottle of water as drinking a bit would help her feel better.  I went to the desk and asked if I could have a bottle explaining the situation to her and my answer was, “We are NOT allowed to give out water to anybody except the poll workers.”
I was totally shocked by this response as the woman in charge then went to the back room, got herself another bottle of water (the bottle on her desk was only half empty), and sat there at her desk in plain sight of both the older lady and myself happily sipping away.  The insensitivity going on here was appalling for I don’t give a damn what her orders were…if someone is in distress and asking for water giving them water is just the humane and right thing to do.
And oh yes, least I forget when I said the older lady felt faint from dehydration the woman in charge’s response to me was, “if she passes out we’ll just call the paramedics.”
OMG…have party politics turned us into a nation of uncaring nasty people who don’t give a damn about our fellow citizens…have we become so jaded by this election and taking sides that we’ve forgotten simple compassion…it appears some poll workers sure have.
Thankfully, just sitting in the air conditioning for a bit allowed the older lady to recover enough to vote, albeit she was still somewhat shaky.  When she left, the woman in charge came over to me and said it was the older lady’s fault for what happened because she knew the lines would be long and should have brought water herself.  I really wanted to spit in her face but kept my cool so as NOT to cause a scene, but I did get her name and she knew exactly why I asked for it.
Anyway, as the afternoon went on I saw how wrong the Early Voting system really is in that it makes NO allowances for the elderly or the handicapped.  There are NOT enough handicapped parking spaces, the handicapped and elderly are forced to stand in line in the heat when they should be allowed to sit and wait in the coolness of the polling place (remember their numbers are extremely small compared to the general population of voters on-line), and even when given their ballot they can wait up to a half hour (or more) to actually vote.
Something needs to be done about this for next time…it’s the compassionate and right thing to do.
So the bottom line is that between witnessing tried for but unsuccessful voter fraud on Thursday, and downed machines and rude and uncaring poll workers on Friday, I really hope that this type of attitude and uncaring actions changes after we vote the chief troublemaker of all out of office.  After all, these sad behaviors have been fueled by the rhetoric coming from Barack HUSSEIN Obama, his cronies, and minions.
Yes, it is time for a change and on November 6th ‘We the People’ will see to it that change does indeed happen.

Diane Sori

I’m an American Patriot who refuses to let our beloved country be changed into something unrecognizable by a man who wants to radically alter and destroy our America and take away our children’s future.

We patriots ARE the grassroots movement and we bloggers must spread the truth about the corrupt and traitorous Obama regime and his sanctioned islamization of America before it’s too late.
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  1. Chuck

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:38 am

    After reading your posts, day 1 and day 2, the only conclusion apparent is you should definitely NOT be a poll watcher. It appears that your agenda is to distort facts with gibberish so as to attempt to show your hate for Obama. The easy way is just say what all already know about you. You have learned well from the flip-flop candidate you apparently love. The one who is by far the worst of the two presidential candidates. Think of what America needs, not what you want.

  2. Gloria Hayes

    Nov 4, 2012 at 9:50 am

    You never said what color the "woman in charge" at the polling place was….but I can see it in my mind's eye, since I have seen that same coldness by plenty of "people in charge", placed there by the government because of their color…. Kudos to you, sir…keep reporting, and lay out ALL the facts…hold nothing back in the future…political correctness and forced looking the other way are how we got in the mess we are in.

  3. Becci Himes

    Nov 4, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I saw the same thing happen to predominately Republican voters in my precinct by the ALL WHITE staff. SURE, it's all about color, Gloria. What a goofy thing to say.

  4. Colin Hobby

    Nov 4, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Im sorry, I still dont see anything in your narrative that would lead me to believe that any sort of nefariousness was afoot. It sounds like a typical day at any busy polling place. Do you get your panties in this much of a wad if the grocery store is out of paper and you have to get plastic bags?

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