Tuesday, November 6, 2012

As an official poll watcher I was denied access to the polls
By: Diane Sori
OK blog followers you are NOT going to believe this...at 5:30am I went to the poll I was assigned to to set-up signs and to start my duties as the poll watcher, which includes checking the tapes to make sure the tabulation machines start at zero.  I brought all my documentation with me to prove my certification as poll watcher (my badge and official letter from the SOE certifying me as the poll watcher for said precinct).

I went to the clerk to sign in and showed her all my credentials at which point she said she did NOT have my name of the poll watchers roll.  I said NO way, here's my letter of certification directly from the SOE, and to please recheck the list and could I please see the list as maybe my name was spelled wrong, to which she replied NO!  She then called the SOE office and asked whomever was on the other end what to do since my name was NOT on the list even though I had the official letter stating I was.  She then snickered to whomever was on the other end said I'm NOT on the list of poll watchers and if I do NOT leave the premises IMMEDIATELY that she would call the police to remove me!
I left and IMMEDIATELY contacted the Republican Command Center in Tampa and our local Republican command forces.  And here's the kicker...what happened to me is happening throughout precincts in Broward County (including to our BREC president)...the Dems are being let in to poll watch but almost half of the certified Republicans are now 'suddenly' NOT on the list!
So my precinct had NO Republican poll watcher on the premise all morning and early this afternoon.   I am going back there now to see what happens when I try again as I just this minute got a call that the lists have now been 'adjusted' (voting time is now over half over) so let's see what happens and if that's even true.

Of course official reports have been filed and rest assured when this is over heads will roll.

STATUS UPDATE:
I went back to the poll I was assigned to, was again denied access, and again told to leave the premises.

In a word...VOTE


Today is Election Day...the most important election of our lifetime.  Please get out and VOTE like America's survival depended on it...because it does!

I'll be a poll watcher all day today as well as a campaign poll greeter so blog posts will return tomorrow...hopefully with some very good news for America.

In the meantime remember to VOTE!!!