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A PRESIDING TEXAS ELECTION JUDGE!

One of my friends, name excluded for rights of sanity, sent me their schedule for performing the duties of an Election Judge in Texas for the November 2016 election. I enjoyed early voting the first day with no lines, paper ballots and no confrontations possible with the Sheriff’s office next door.

They will be the Presiding Judge and will have an Alternate Judge and have three clerks to handle the crowd, this will be in one of the top ten cities by population in the United States. The following is their schedule description for the day.

It’s a full day from rising at 5 AM, getting to the polling place at 6 am and setting up the “Ivotronic” electronic voting machines, setting up the PC and logging into the host county election data base, putting up numerous, “Bi-Lingual, VOTE AQUI” signs around the restricted perimeter, all manner of informational signs and posters, in English and Spanish, then blocking some of the hall ways, so as to prevent all the kids, parents and teachers from cruising through the voters waiting in line, and doing this so we open the doors at 7 AM Sharp. 

By the time we close the doors at 7 pm, if there are any prospective voters in line, we bring them into the school, give them all a red or blue poker chip and line them up in the hallway. Last Spring, the last voter didn’t finish up until 9:03 PM.  It took us 90 minutes to tally all the machines and compare those totals with the written sign-in sheets. 

Then, it was boxing up all the voting units. (I’ll have six this year.)  We’ll remove everything and put the school back the way it was; then I have to take the results, on microfiche from the voting machines, the paper signatures and complete voter printouts, to one of the Regional Collection Centers. They check all the results, and they better match, down to the exact number of voters who cast Provisional Ballots, cancelled mail-in ballots and voted electronically, etc., etc.

I will probably get home about midnight, if there are no glitches or mismatched totals.

I praying we don’t have too many, if any, prospective voters, that don’t have a photo ID; however, I suspect the Democrats will test our procedures and, how we process those that claim the right to vote by completing an affidavit, as per the compromise agreed to in the state of Texas court case. Of course, we’ll have Poll Watchers from both parties and local politicians.

I hope nobody, especially off duty cops, don’t try to come in with their gun in plain sight. I will ask them ………”You are still on duty, right, and voting while on break?”  I would hate to piss off a Sheriff’s Deputy.  

In this election, I’ll probably spend most, if not all my time, supervising the others and keeping things running smoothly.

I bet the time will just fly by. 

Hope you found that informative. I volunteered for this duty and was amazed to find out they pay me $16.00 an hour!! 

I’m licensed and have the same authority as a municipal judge (on election day), who knew?

Rest assured that I questioned their sanity, offered to loan them money if they were in need and hoped they had not joined a Sadistic Society of some sort to punish themselves. Should I ever volunteer to serve in this capacity I feel sure my children would have me committed to the nearest “Funny Farm”.   C Brewer

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

 

I would like to receive some feedback to discover if there is any other Americans sick and tired of 24/7 coverage of politics? With a full three years of watching our current President running for re-election, I am sick of watching the Republicans slaughter each other for the last year.

I really don’t care how everyone in Iowa will cast their ballots. Next we will have to listen to ten thousand hours of why people voted for a particular candidate.

Then we will be off to New Hampshire for another 24/7 analysis and repeat the Iowa boredom. Then on to South Carolina and who cares which is next until the Republican convention. Just think, that if the Democrats had any common sense they would have some stooge run against Obama, just to get free air time on Fox News. I suppose they feel that having ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, NPR, MSNBC report every movement Obama makes, except his bowels, is enough to offset Fox News.

I am even sick of watching Fox News 24/7 political coverage. Poor Carl Cameron could use a vacation and spend some time with his family. Any network that has to use Alan Colmes to report anything needs some common sense consulting. This man is so consumed with progressive BS; I actually think he believes Obama walks on water. He is beyond help and should be a resident on a funny farm (mental institution).

While discussing Fox News, my time devoted to watching has dwindled consistently over the past year. I do enjoy Fox and Friends and the first few minutes of the remaining AM programming. From noon until three I have no interest and at four I look for NCIS reruns. Bob Beckel appears to be a man with a brain and could not be as stupid as the role he plays. He should get an Emmy as the best acting newsman as no one, except Colmes and Juan Williams, could be that misinformed. I have always admired Bill O’Reilly but except for the Wednesday segment with Dennis Miller it only takes me 10 minutes to watch his entire program. Tonight it took 6 minutes and 42 seconds that were not devoted to Iowa.

For others who share my feelings, I can help you with two suggestions. One, I record the programs to watch so I can skip gold commercials and the agony of listening to Colmes, Beckel, Geraldo, Juan Williams and the lawyers that host too many programs. Two, I never watch ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, NPR or MSNBC.

Hopefully Fox News will continue to exist. Even though I watch less and less, they still have some excellent analyst like Bill Hemmer, Neil Cavuto, Bret Baier, Sean Hannity and Jon Scott to enjoy.

C Brewer

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