Spoke too soon over at Steve M's in a thread what I proposed would be an end to Republican "intimidate the voter tactics." Looks like I spoke way too soon. Someone tell me how this is legal? Why doesn't this constitute an illegal infringement on the right of voters to vote? Hell, in my state you can't even get within 500 yards of a polling place with a quiet sign, let alone heckle the voters. But here the sheriff stands by?
Photographer Joe Eddins and I headed over to the closest one and found a steady line of voters hoping to cast ballots early. Most seemed to be Obama supporters and several had come from the rally. Nearly all the voters were black.
Also at the polling site was a group of loud and angry protesters who shouted and mocked the voters as they walked in. Nearly all were white.
As you can see from these videos, no one held anything back. People were shouting about Obama's acknowledged cocaine use as a young man, abortion and one man used the word "terrorist." They also were complaining that Sundays are for church, not voting.