Detroit Poll Watcher Threatened With Gun - 911 Refuses To Respond

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by pspr, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. pspr



    This morning, a legally credentialed poll watcher was threatened and intimidated while attempting to perform his legally allowed duties of observing the election process at precinct polling location 289 in Detroit. The poll watcher, a lawyer, was confronted by a voter in line, who demanded the poll watcher produce his credentials, which he did.

    However, the voter said that wasn’t good enough and that he had “a badge and a gun” and told the poll watcher get out of the precinct. Rather than allow the situation to escalate, the poll watcher left before the voter produced a badge or brandished a gun. Fearing for his safety, the poll watcher exited and called 911, however the Detroit Police refused to respond to the call – neglecting the fact that a voter alleged to have a ‘badge’ and a ‘gun’ in a precinct, putting other voters at risk.
  2. exGOPer


    This is more unbelievable.

    An election worker in Oregon is facing a criminal investigation for allegedly altering multiple ballots to benefit Republican candidates.

    In a press release on Monday, Clackamas County spokesperson Tim Heider said that 55-year-old Deanna Swenson had been “relieved of duty immediately after the alleged ballot tampering was discovered.”

    Swenson, who was registered as a Republican, was accused of filling in a Republican straight ticket on ballots where voters did not specify a choice.

    Contacted by Willamette Week, Swenson tearfully insisted that it was “only the two” ballots that had been altered.

    The Oregon Department of Justice began an investigation last week after an elections official reportedly observed ballots being altered.

    “At this point, it is unclear how many ballots the employee at issue had access to, or what will be done with those ballots,” the sheriff’s office said on Monday.

    At a Monday emergency meeting, officials in Clackamas County announced that the altered ballots would not be counted. Since ballots were anonymous, disenfranchised voters would not be given a chance to re-cast their votes.

    Swenson has worked in elections since at least 2000, according to the Clackamas County spokesperson.