Tea party activists to be poll watchers; Sec. of State says no to logos

Georgia tea party activists are so concerned about the integrity of Tuesday’s election results that they plan to have volunteers serving as poll watchers. See AJC’s Craig Schneider’s article. Critics, however, say it’s a form of intimidation.

Political Insider’s Jim Galloway also reports Tea Party activists are livid over a ruling by Secretary of State Brian Kemp that shirts, hats and buttons with tea party logos won’t be allowed in polling places.

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JACKSON MAYNARD

November 1st, 2010
10:00 am

There is a Tea Party? Where? Who’s having it?

You’re kidding, right? Oh it’s the extreme Right….

We really must watch this bunch of Non-Factual, Loud, Bigoted, Liars…..

Tea Party, lol, come on………..

Ralph

November 1st, 2010
10:07 am

More AJC bias. Voters with Obama pictures on T-shirts were recently in the news as having been denied access to the polls. It was the same day that Michelle Obama was reported to be campaigning for her husband at a polling place:

http://www.bluegrasspundit.com/2010/10/michelle-obama-breaks-law-by.html

Real Vince

November 1st, 2010
10:19 am

AJC ignores national news, Ralph whines again about “bias”.

You Asked

November 1st, 2010
10:41 am

Please be nice to your local poll workers. Most of these people are volunteers who receive very little compensation for their time. These are not full time county or state employees or the employees of political parties.

The law doesn’t care if it is a Tea Party, Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Whig or Anarchist button or shirt – please be adults and leave the political slogans in your car or home for the 15 minutes you take to vote. Campaigning of any kind is not allowed within 150 feet of the polling place.

Thank you.

Peterr85

November 1st, 2010
7:02 pm

Ugh, another reason why most young people feel this way about the tea party:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZlhSY_5_fo

Let’s get it together and vote!!

JustMe

November 1st, 2010
11:01 pm

Who cares if their livid? It’s not allowed for anyone else – why should it be allowed for them?? I know they think they’re special, but give me a break. I am sick and tired of the friggin tea party. They may have it right about taxes, but they are off their rocker about everything else.

Elliott Reed

November 2nd, 2010
12:04 pm

Looks like a liberal group here. So how about those empty ballot boxes in Chicago that got Kennedy elected? Poll watching is an American tradition and is useful in getting out the vote. I don’t support Black Panther intimidation or empty ballot boxes.