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Steady through the morning and then waves of UNH students arrived on 60 passenger buses to register or change their domicile.  NH has a new voter ID requirement that can, however, be satisfied by attesting under oath that you are, who you think you are.

(Has nobody noticed that our very origins have to be attested by someone else, whose credibility we can't question?)

My Georgia driver's license didn't raise an eyebrow.  Neither did the spouse's fifteen year old Florida ID.  Of course, we've been residents of Durham, NH for 47 years, so the whole exercise is ludicrous. I've decided the cons are cavalier about passing laws because they themselves never intend to follow them anyway. Their laws exist to harass whoever presents a likely target.
If the object of their lawmaking is to discriminate, then there's not much point in demanding that they not discriminate, is there? Such people just ought not to be allowed near our legislative bodies at all.
Anyway, see below the curlycue to see how it went down. There were about 50 booths set up to serve maybe 8000 voters.

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  •  Tip Jar (10+ / 0-)

    We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 01:51:20 PM PST

  •  So, can we have more background ...? (1+ / 0-)
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    My Spin

    So, a bunch of UNH students came and did a same-day registration for the election, and/or changed their registration to NH?

    It's hard to really tell what's going on here.  Need more input.

    Howard Dean will always be my president.

    by 4democracy on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 02:03:30 PM PST

    •  This is the routine during national elections. (4+ / 0-)
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      4democracy, My Spin, Ckntfld, phonegery

      Municipal elections are glad to see 1200 voters. The town only has some 9000 residents, not counting students who come and go. Even if they were students and voted in 2010, they likely no longer live in the same dorm, so the law requires they register again. It's paper-work required by people who claim to be about small government and dislike bureaucracy.  Presumably, they want it all done for free and, in this case, they get it. The ID checkers and registrars are all volunteers.

      The students didn't seem to mind.  They're used to registering for stuff.

      We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse.

      by hannah on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 02:14:19 PM PST

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  •  Wingers will be complaining about the blue floor (0+ / 0-)

    There appears to be a blue canvas floor protector in the voting area (probably a basketball court).  I think that the wingers will be complaining about that.

    My neighbor just told me something today and I was wondering if it was a Foxified thing.  She was wearing a blue blouse when she voted today and had met another neighbor (A Foxified guy) wearing a red shirt.  The Foxified guy says to her, "I know how you voted, so guess I'm cancelling your vote".

    My neighbor just happened to wear a blue blouse, so she and I were wondering - - Is FAUX telling the Foxified to wear red when they vote?

    Oh, the Foxified guy said he was voting for R & R because of the President's handling of Libya.

  •  Cool, (1+ / 0-)
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    recognized someone from my Rugby team.  Glad to see him voting.

  •  Video of Durham, NH (0+ / 0-)

    Thanks for sharing that Hannah.   Your pretty handy with videos. (You helped me get the Krystal Ball video embedded last week-for which I am grateful, still  :)  

    Hold the Vision - Trust the Process OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

    by kathyjoe1 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 03:07:04 PM PST

  •  everybody's reporting that the town has sent for (0+ / 0-)

    1500 more registration forms. There were still 700 students waiting in line at 6:00 PM.
    Will probably top 8000 votes when absentee ballots are counted.

    We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 03:20:45 PM PST

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