Michael Moore and cameras...

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Michael Moore and cameras...
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Mon, 11-01-2004 - 11:13am

Why must he do this? Can't he just let people vote in peace?!


Moore to Have Cameras at Polling Places



Sunday October 31, 2004 2:31 AM


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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore plans to have hundreds of cameras outside polling places in Ohio and Florida on Election Day to watch for attempts to suppress voter turnout.

The director of the anti-Bush documentary ``Fahrenheit 9/11'' announced Saturday that a total of 1,200 professional and nonprofessional cameramen, filmmakers and videographers will bring their cameras to polling places in the two presidential battleground states, especially in minority communities.

``I'm putting those who intend to suppress the vote on notice: Voter intimidation and suppression will not be tolerated,'' Moore said in a statement.

Moore, who was in Columbus for a rally Saturday night, planned visits to Ohio and Florida on Tuesday, his publicist Terri Hardesty said.

Polls in both states indicate the race between President Bush and Sen. John Kerry is too close to call.

There have been voting problems already in Florida, where 537 votes tipped the state and the presidency to Bush in 2000. In Ohio, Democrats are fighting Republican attempts to challenge voter registrations.

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Registered: 11-01-2004
Mon, 11-01-2004 - 11:23am
I wish somebody would walk around with him and film him 24/7 while he is supposedly filming everything else. Did you know that the money for producing Fahrenheit 9/11 was provided by a man named George Soros? A multibillionaire who has pledged to spend his last dollar insuring that GWB is not re-elected? I don't understand how people can choose a leader not based on the qualities they see in that leader, but because he is NOT somebody else. I wonder how many people aren't really voting for Kerry because they think he will be a good president, but are really just voting AGAINST the current administration. That's scary.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 11-01-2004 - 11:31am
It's scary to have someone in office who is SO incompetent, SO lacking in leadership, that people feel the need to put someone, anyone, else in there. When there's nowhere to go but up, that's the way it works.

KJ

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Registered: 02-19-2004
Mon, 11-01-2004 - 11:39am
I agree, it is scary to think an administration is so disliked and distrusted that people have to look for change. And its scary that we live in a country where we can't trust the integrity of our voting system anymore.
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Registered: 03-31-2003
Mon, 11-01-2004 - 11:40am
I agree. Have you seen the website michaelmooreexposed.com?

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Registered: 08-09-2004
Mon, 11-01-2004 - 11:48am
Perhaps you aren't aware of this, but this election year has seen a lot of harassment and intimidation of minority voters. I'm not sure why. Voters with hispanic surnames are being challenged by poll workers "are you sure you are a U.S. citizen?" Now this is downright racist. Why aren't they also asking caucasians and all other races to confirm their U.S. citizenship? There are plenty of other races of "illegal aliens" out there.
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Registered: 03-31-2003
Mon, 11-01-2004 - 11:53am
But don't you think that seeing cameras at a polling place may be intimidating? There are supposed to be people patrolling the polls so intimidation doesn't happen.

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Registered: 11-01-2004
Mon, 11-01-2004 - 12:00pm
This year when I voted in the primaries, I watched a man of middle eastern decent, be allowed to vote without any ID other than a credit card. I thought that was scary, but I did not say anything. I trust that our election process will weed out the votes that are not supposed to be counted. I believe that voting is a privilege that has responsibilities and that involves having the proper ID when you go to vote and going to the right place. Is that so hard? If you can't figure out where you are supposed to vote, perhaps that tells you something.
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Registered: 11-01-2004
Mon, 11-01-2004 - 12:03pm
He will definitely do this, cutting and editing is his specialty. The man has no integrity.
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 11-01-2004 - 12:13pm
even if nothing happens his camera will claim it did ;-)




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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 11-01-2004 - 12:32pm
perhaps. I'm not a big Moore fan but I think what you and others have posted is also a very convenient out. If something happens we don't have to acknowledge the corruption, we'll just say Moore made it up.

Like him or hate him, there are questions he has raised about Bush that are legit.

There's a reason so many moderate Republicans have abandoned him.

KJ

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