What to do when being harass in voting line.

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  1. JowGaWolf

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    Covid-19 has me less willing to punch someone in the face. go figure lol. But I still have to be careful when I'm by myself. I don't like intimidation nor bullying. If anyone wanted to trick me into getting into a fight, then that would be the way to go. I've always had a bad taste for intimidation and bullying. If I do anything stupid it would because that is what I'm confronted with.

    My guess is that people like that are targeting specific people who they think they can intimidate. I can't see them trying to confront someone that they thought they couldn't handle.
     
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    lol When I go in for work, I have to talk on the phones with a mask on. I must say it's one of my least favorite activities. The mask is fine, but talking through it for almost 8 hours sucks.

    And don't let it be a bad breath day lol.
     
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  3. Kung Fu Wang

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    I spray my favor women perfume "mask oil" on my face mask. Every time I put my face mask on, it brings me back some good memory.
     
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    just take the sticker, wait till they have left then stick on a car with a Biden sticker, laugh as you imagine his face, the car owners not biden
     
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    jobo Grandmaster

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    you need to do shuttle runs,
     
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    You are very cautious. I don't wear my mask outside in the open air if people are far away ... like 20' or more. I slip it up over my face if people approach me or in crowded areas, and always inside public buildings.

    I really can't get used to the darned things. My reading glasses fog up, my ears get sore from the straps, I have a hard time understanding my students, especially those who don't articulate well... and I almost flunked my eye exam for my new TSA approved "True- ID" driver's license.

    I couldn't read the first line of letters and numbers, and just before the lady failed me, I realized it wasn't my eyes, but that my mask had caused the lenses in the eye test gizmo to fog up. She was nice and let me wait for it to un-fog and try it again holding my breath. Thank goodness that worked!
     
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  7. geezer

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    You still have a sense of humour about this. Just proves you're a Brit. We Americans seem to have forgotten how to laugh at the absurdities of life.;)
     
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    there was a time late 70s early 80s where we took politics very seriously on this country, we were a masively devided nation that commonly strayed into violence .

    stating your voting preferances in a pub was a dangeriyd pass time, as if you guested wrong you could quite easily be beaten up, by the left or the right .

    i got attacked by both sides on quite a few occations, before deciding i was a liberal Democrat, for public consumption then everyone just felt sympathy for you

    since then we have sunk into disinterested apathy, i miss the old days abd envy the intrest inyour politics
     
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    As I know you must make it political, the GOP is not funding antifa or blm, who riot, burn, loot, yank people out of their cars and nearly beat them to death everywhere they go. That would be the DNC.

    Being an independent, I realized a long time ago that at least 70% of all polititions are corrupt no matter which side they're on, and no matter what comes out of their mouths.
     
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    Thank you I really need a laugh
     
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    Lets not talk politics or the post will be stopped.
     
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    No. It's usually illegal.
    What you should or could do:
    • Nut up. Just ignore them. They'll get bored eventually. It's not Tammany Hall and they can't actually force you to vote how they want. Either you have the courage of your convictions or you don't. Put in your ear buds and listen to Beyonce or something.
    • Lie to them. There's no law says you are obligated to tell them, or most anyone really, the truth. Take the sticker and throw it in the trash when you leave; it's like you're getting to burn their money. While there smile and nod a lot. Pretend your wife is talking to you while you're thinking about sports; "<mumble> Yes dear, you're perfectly right."
    • Report it to the Poll Monitors. They're required to have 'em there. And the Monitors are required to document the incident and call authorities if necessary.

    When did martial artists get so easily manipulated?
     
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    Folks,
    Sadly, a discussion of voting etiquette and handling harassment or even violence in the voting line seems a part of 2020. Let's avoid the discussion of who to vote for as we do that, okay?
     
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    And I bet you sure smell perty.
     
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    To copy kung fu wang. I would have coughed and told them I was covid positive.
     
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    Don't do that. It's illegal in most places. Could even get you assault charges.

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
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    Then just cough, and let their imagination fill in the blanks.
     
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    Its all In the presentation. You wouldn't cough AT THEM. Just advise them that they should step back.
     
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    OP - you are a way more patient man than I am. Someone(s) tries to bully me into changing my vote, AT THE PRECINCT, and it would've went Jerry Springer in a blink. I would've blown a gasket, explained in loud colorful terms that they needed to get away from me and IF I saw ONE of them advance or posture like he was gonna move on me, well.... I'd need an absentee ballot. I have mellowed out, in recent years, but THAT is a line ya don't cross.

    As for the poster going all - OMG, weapons at a voting precinct!??! Legality aside, I think the OP just demonstrated WHY they are a good precaution, your affiliation could get you attacked by extremists. Being prepared is never a bad idea. Carry everywhere.123
     

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