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Inside a small-town polling place for
an entire Super Tuesday

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Posted By: SurferLad, 3/6/2020 2:42:10 PM

It’s one of those scenes most everyone takes for granted but shouldn’t — a makeshift polling station set up for the day inside a school gym, a neighbor’s garage, fire station, veteran’s club or, in this case, a church activity center. You walk in, wait briefly, sign the book, take a ballot to a fold-up cardboard voting booth, slip it in the box and be gone, duty done. And sacred privilege exercised. No voter intimidation. I’ve voted in pretty much every election since 1964

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Reply 1 - Posted by: ronniethek 3/6/2020 3:27:50 PM (No. 338776)
Tyhe personn who wrote the article has it bass ackwards. Under the Supremacy clause of the Constitution-Federal law trumps(no pun) State law. It is
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Reply 2 - Posted by: ronniethek 3/6/2020 3:29:39 PM (No. 338778)
It is ILLEGAL for California officials to actively interfere with ICE agents. The can only passively refuse to cooperate. So their "state law" is a pile of turd.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: caljeepgirl 3/6/2020 5:46:48 PM (No. 338858)
#1/2, I think you meant to post a couple threads back. This was a nice read; I've been known to cry a few times myself when voting. I clearly remember 'my first time'....I was so excited because I'd previously been too young to cast my vote for Goldwater.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Sandpiper 3/6/2020 9:01:39 PM (No. 338999)
Nice article. In San Jose they have done away with my neighborhood polling place, 2 blocks from my house. I have voted there for 42 years but I don’t think ever again. Cali has gone to designated polling places that are open for what, 18 days before the actual voting date. I could have that number wrong, but the voting places have to be open for so many days now that my neighborhood pool house simply can’t accommodate them. So, I drove 4 miles away and joined the hundreds of other residents who can no longer vote in their neighborhood either. While efficiently run by more than a dozen workers there is no more greeting people I have known for decades, catching up on how their kids - and now grandkids - are doing. An end of an era. Sad.
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