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Report from Butler County

November 7, 2006 04:09 PM

A totally credible source (NBS's mom) reports from a heavily Republican area of Butler County.  Turn out is heavy.  At 4:00, the Republican "flushers" will check the polls to see which Republican-registered voters have yet to turn up at the polls.  Each one of those people will be contacted, and urged to get to the polls before they close.  When possible, rides will be arranged for voters who can't get to the polls.

That's what the Republican ground game is up to in Ohio.


Is that legal? I didn't think just anybody could look at that information.

Not Dick but Richard   ·  November 7, 2006 06:23 PM

Oh sure, it's totally legal. Mid-afternoon and mid-morning, the poll workers actually compile a list of who has voted. You then compare it with the list of traditional members of your party who haven't voted. Then you go call them. This is the old school way of doing things. It fell out of favor (at least with Republicans), but it started back up in 2004, full force.

The lists don't say, of course, who people voted for. It just says who has showed up at the polls.

NBS   ·  November 7, 2006 06:48 PM