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No "Early Voting" But Absentee Ballots Flying In Mississippi

There are 12 comments on the WREG-TV Memphis story from Oct 13, 2008, titled No "Early Voting" But Absentee Ballots Flying In Mississippi. In it, WREG-TV Memphis reports that:

Posted by: Dennis Turner, DeSoto County Newsroom No "Early Voting" But Absentee Ballots Flying In Mississippi FAST FACTS Absentee voting underway in Mississippi Must state legitimate reason Over 2,000 absentee ...

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Ready to deliver

Columbus, IN

#1 Oct 13, 2008
Funny that you are actually encouraged to not tell the truth to absentee vote in light of the fact that we do not have early voting. I am 9 months pregnant with a November 4 due date.... when I asked the clerk if I was able to absentee vote, the response I received was that I had to be out of town, elderly, or disabled!
ProudAmerican

United States

#3 Oct 19, 2008
Joe the warner wrote:
Obama will DESTROY DEMOCRACY
with his REDISRIBUTION OF WEALTH policy.
WIKIPEDIA QUOTE ......... On the one hand, Karl Marx argued for a systemic understanding of SOCIOECONOMIC CHANGE... GIVING WAY TO COMMUNISM:....
The following countries have governments who adhere to Marxism .... CUBA and NORTH KOREA.
VOTE FOR MC CAIN TO PREVENT THIS.
Marx said that socioeconomic change occurred through organized revolutionary action. On this model, capitalism will end through the organized actions of an international working class, led by a Communist Party:....
(With the type of following Obama has a new party one day would be easy for him to start).
http://www.rallycongress.com/constitutional-q ...
WHAT GADAFI SAYS ABOUT OBAMA.
Sen. Barack Obama is a Muslim of Kenyan origins who studied in Islamic schools and whose campaign may have been financed by people in the Islamic and African worlds, Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi said during a recent televised national rally.
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php ...
Joe the Whiner stop spewing your crap. Get educated.
ProudAmerican

United States

#4 Oct 19, 2008
McCain doesn't like Barack's tax plan because his wife told him so. She's going to get hit hard. She made $4.2 million last year and $6 million in 2006. We need to redistribute her wealth. She got rich on the beer drinking middle class! GET HER!
McCains Dirty Tricks

Prattsville, AR

#5 Oct 19, 2008
GOP voter registration fraud case leads to arrest
Mark Jacoby, who was arrested in Ontario and owns a firm hired by the California Republican Party, violated state registration laws, authorities say.
By Evan Halper, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
2:38 PM PDT, October 19, 2008
SACRAMENTO -- The owner of a firm that the California Republican Party hired to register tens of thousands of voters this year was arrested in Ontario late last night on suspicion of voter registration fraud.

State and local investigators allege that Mark Jacoby fraudulently registered himself to vote at a childhood California address where he no longer lives so he would appear to meet the legal requirement that signature gatherers be eligible to vote in California.

....

Several agencies had launched investigations into Jacoby's activities, including the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, which issued the warrant for his arrest earlier this month on felony charges of voter registration fraud and perjury."

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-fraud ...
Love US but living in JP

Japan

#6 Oct 21, 2008
Living outside the country has really opened my eyes to the views of America. I always thought that as the number 1 country America was loved and accepted in the world. Many people always visited and wanted to become citizens. I was wrong. These last couple of years America has become so disliked and hated that it is so crazy. unfortunately most Americans only see America. One of the major arguments has been that Obama doesn't have any international experience but even if that is the case why do the international polls support him overwhelmingly. And countless numbers of articles suggest that the world would lose faith in American if Obama is not elected. Even though he will destroy democracy why is it McCain that still pours out words of negativity and Obama focuses on a Hope for the American people. And unless McCain just wanted someone whom he could control in office, why would he pick Palin, a woman with no experience and finds herself at a lost of words when a response is needed and also finds herself in a countless number of lies. These are questions I ask my self as I find myself once a McCain supporter leaning towards Obama who now truly seems to be the better choice. I never have liked negativity. Focus on the issues not stirring up the people's fear.
Looking for the answer.
Mississippi senior

AOL

#8 Oct 23, 2008
Why do MS voters in the Southaven area have to go to the Republican or the Democrat table to get a ballot? That immediately signals to all around you which way you're going to vote, and violates privacy issues. Several older white women have already been heard to say they will not vote at all because they don't want their friends or neighbors to know they prefer Obama. Their reasons are obvious to me. Is there not some other way for MS voters to cast their ballots?
Mississippi Sarah

Memphis, TN

#10 Oct 27, 2008
Mississippi senior wrote:
Why do MS voters in the Southaven area have to go to the Republican or the Democrat table to get a ballot? That immediately signals to all around you which way you're going to vote, and violates privacy issues. Several older white women have already been heard to say they will not vote at all because they don't want their friends or neighbors to know they prefer Obama. Their reasons are obvious to me. Is there not some other way for MS voters to cast their ballots?
I have been voting in different parts of MS since 1996 and have never had to pick up a ballot at either a repub/dem table. It's not like the ballots are strictly repub/dem, except during primaries, perhaps. There shouldn't be a separation of the two parties this November, so none of the ladies you know should have any tangible reason to fear voting. And just in case, they can vote absentee!

If anything seems strange or suspicious at your polls, then contact the Secretary of State's office and/or the state/national party office of your choice. I also think there's a 1-800 number to call about voting intimidation and the like, but don't know it off hand.

PLEASE VOTE!
happen to me

Arlington, TN

#11 Oct 29, 2008
i move here in southaven in 1999 and the frist time i went to vote i also had to go to the party table that i was voteing for and still to this day it is the same
obpeace

Memphis, TN

#13 Nov 3, 2008
I have one feeling about all this. Neither candidate are good options. One never finishes a term doing anything and the other is just not good. But I do know one thing, America is and was based on Christianity. In God we trust. Obama believing in gay marriages and abortion, are two things not supported by the bible/christianity. They try to take prayer out of everything and our support systems are not so solid and many broken families. My feeling is that Obama will continue to support America to become even more of a mess and move as far from Christianity as possible. Also it seems like many people are just voting Democrat or republican because they are Democrat or Republican without even educating themselves on the issues and what each candidate supports. Some people are strictly voting white and others black. How ignorant is all this. It is time for people to become educated and make an educated vote. There are so many people, where if you ask them a question about political issues or whatever, they have no idea, they are just voting based on lack of education or whatever. I don't feel this is how anyone should vote and some day we will have a real mess in America and it will be because the people didn't take the time to study up !
white mom Southaven

Olive Branch, MS

#14 Nov 3, 2008
Wow, Joe... you are really off base here! You think he's a commie, no, a terrorist, maybe just a blck man that will ruin your idea of America. Well America is supposed to be a melting pot and I think we need to stir it up a bit.
ProudAmerican wrote:
<quoted text>Joe the Whiner stop spewing your crap. Get educated.
rightsforrights

Olive Branch, MS

#15 Nov 3, 2008
white mom Southaven wrote:
Wow, Joe... you are really off base here! You think he's a commie, no, a terrorist, maybe just a blck man that will ruin your idea of America. Well America is supposed to be a melting pot and I think we need to stir it up a bit.
<quoted text>
Wow to you Ms Southaven mom, where do you get the right to judge ones opinion about Obama. At first I was for Obama until I sat and listened to him with my eyes shut and realized he was saying nothing. Everyone is so caught up in his charisma their not listening to the message, Bla, Bla, Bla… Why is it that every past presidential nominee was open and forth coming with their BIRTH certificates, college transcripts, and other documentation, but Obama does not. WHY? You best think about that before you cast your VOTE…
New south

Memphis, TN

#16 Sep 24, 2012
Ignorance is a characteristic best exposed by racist people trying hard to say politically correct criticism about the president that actually and factually comes off to be exactly what it is. RACISM! Look where we are. Not even 40 years out from a black man not being able to sat in a classroom with a white person because in their mind as it is now, their too superior to sit with negroes. That's why you don't get it still pushing the same republican agenda and spreading lies about everyone other than the truth about yourselves. Soon there will be no real republican party only racist tea party folks and a bunch of flip floppers like mitt Romney. Mississippi is a rest haven for this mentality and most of the people here black and white fall into the 47% Romney writes off. Unfortunately, they would sleep better knowing a white hypocrite will screw them over than a black man that has a track record for cleaning up another white mans mess. Truth hurts the sensitive but express how you feel. If you have hate in your heart let it out. That way the new south can call you out. More and more whites are getting fed up with the dog whistle racism and will soon contribute to erraticating the entire agenda. Feel free to comment. I know I've insulted somebody in Southaven. I myself would be embarrassed to represent the ancient ignorance that my ancestors thrive on like they were all that mattered. Get over it! Obama-Biden2012! You were dismissed by your savior in the 47% but love his dirty underwear! Congratulations!

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