Sheriff's deputy escorts Cahokia students voting for the first time

There are 10 comments on the Belleville News Democrat story from Oct 30, 2012, titled Sheriff's deputy escorts Cahokia students voting for the first time. In it, Belleville News Democrat reports that:

Following allegations of intimidation or interference with students during early voting last week, seniors from Cahokia High School voting for the first time Tuesday were escorted by a St.

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not again

Glen Carbon, IL

#1 Oct 31, 2012
I can not believe the school district continues to do this! The district is so "poor" that we can't hire back teachers & have classes with 30 students, yet they continue to spend money on political BS!!! I have yet to hear of any other district taking a "voting field trip"!!! Ridiculous!!!
Brian

Edwardsville, IL

#2 Oct 31, 2012
In most districts in that area they can teach the students how to look for the "D" in the election booth.
In Cahokia though the mentally challenged students cant tell a "D" from any other letter in the alphabet so it is necessary to take them to make sure that they vote for the party of food stamps, welfare, Obama Phones and Frank Bergman.
just us 2

Edwardsville, IL

#3 Oct 31, 2012
Brian wrote:
In most districts in that area they can teach the students how to look for the "D" in the election booth.
In Cahokia though the mentally challenged students cant tell a "D" from any other letter in the alphabet so it is necessary to take them to make sure that they vote for the party of food stamps, welfare, Obama Phones and Frank Bergman.
Gee, you live here so you must have gone to school here. Do you know a D from an R?
neighbor

Edwardsville, IL

#4 Oct 31, 2012
So-the ex police chief of Cahokia who used his police power for pokitical inimidation in Caokia at the behest of Falling frank Bergman is now the undersheriff. Both men cater to Kern and Bob Sprague. Both Kaiser Kern and "Buy Me" Sprague are ticked off ecause their lackeys were thrown out ofCahokia by independent Democrats. And they are ignoring the legitimate Democratic nominee the voters chose last April by shoving <cCall down the citizens' throats/ there is a point to this. The Sheriff's office cannot respond to calls in rural areas now (since you know who became undersheriff), and a BANKRUPT Cahokia schol system has money to throw around to transport students to Belleville to vote at the behest of Kern. Once again the one party Dem mafia of St. Corrupt County is mufling the freedom and Constitutional rights of the tax paying citizens. I'm all for the 18 year olds voting, but they can do it in their hometon, just like the rest of us.
my opinion

Edwardsville, IL

#5 Oct 31, 2012
not again wrote:
I can not believe the school district continues to do this! The district is so "poor" that we can't hire back teachers & have classes with 30 students, yet they continue to spend money on political BS!!! I have yet to hear of any other district taking a "voting field trip"!!! Ridiculous!!!
This is an issue that I have never heard of any where else other than St. Clair County and probably Cook County in Chicago.
I totally disagree with sending school kids out to vote and I still believe they should be 21 before they are allowed to vote with the exception of military.
Fun and games are over for them when they step into an adults shoes and join the military.
Just my opinion!
Parent

Saint Louis, MO

#6 Oct 31, 2012
why are we paying two GRANT WRITERS for Cahokia School District one hundred thousdand dollars a piece this year.

That is Two Hundred Thousdand Dollars in Salary for people who do nothing but push paper around.

call the school board and ask them about this
not again

Glen Carbon, IL

#7 Oct 31, 2012
Why did the truancy officers accompany the students to vote?? Perhaps it is because they were given their jobs due to their connections to McCall. Mr. Sanders' wife is a sitting board member. He makes as much, or more, as a first year teacher!! Yet, he has no degree or qualifications that make him "highly qualified" for that position. They are paid out of the state school improvement grant - but I challenge anyone to identify the improvement he adds to the school. More money wasted by this district that cries "poor" every chance they get!
yes sir

Edwardsville, IL

#8 Oct 31, 2012
not again wrote:
Why did the truancy officers accompany the students to vote?? Perhaps it is because they were given their jobs due to their connections to McCall. Mr. Sanders' wife is a sitting board member. He makes as much, or more, as a first year teacher!! Yet, he has no degree or qualifications that make him "highly qualified" for that position. They are paid out of the state school improvement grant - but I challenge anyone to identify the improvement he adds to the school. More money wasted by this district that cries "poor" every chance they get!
half of the damn kids dont even live in cahokia but yet they can produce id to go vote and get registered at the same time i call bull shet on that 1 and again more wasted tax payers money on the bus fuel ill tell yea drive around and watch some of the busses and see where they stop at i never had a bus stop in front of my house and honk hell they even sit there and wait on the lazy kids when there not even ready i think they just need to tear the damn school down no more taxes for the loosers let them go somewhere else
cover up

East Saint Louis, IL

#9 Nov 6, 2012
yes sir wrote:
<quoted text>half of the damn kids dont even live in cahokia but yet they can produce id to go vote and get registered at the same time i call bull shet on that 1 and again more wasted tax payers money on the bus fuel ill tell yea drive around and watch some of the busses and see where they stop at i never had a bus stop in front of my house and honk hell they even sit there and wait on the lazy kids when there not even ready i think they just need to tear the damn school down no more taxes for the loosers let them go somewhere else
i really cant beleive the mayor and police department are working together to cover up the fraud the do...if the voter intimadation never happend..it would have never been brought up.really scared gary tho.also i seen frank stealing voter signs out of people yard last thursday on the street behind rallys
Ura Truely a Fing Idiot

Granite City, IL

#10 Nov 6, 2012
cover up wrote:
<quoted text>
i really cant beleive the mayor and police department are working together to cover up the fraud the do...if the voter intimadation never happend..it would have never been brought up.really scared gary tho.also i seen frank stealing voter signs out of people yard last thursday on the street behind rallys
Try repeating my screen name several times & then you'll understand what you really are, a F'ing Idiot....

And PLEASE learn how to at least spell or use spell check before you let stupidity drool out of your mouth.

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