Hope your voting experience was better than this poor guy's
These people are total morons, and just reading this angers me. I'd have looked the judge in the eye and told him to expect phonecalls from the ACLU.
In Alexandria, VA:
the turnout is HEAVY..the lines went into the library and going down a long hall...then to the door of the voting room....in the hall, the polling workers began to separate everyone into three lines by alphabet....
I ended up at the door to the voting room standing beside a GREAT BIG MAN (much bigger than me), who was wearing a shirt that side "Kerry is a Traitor" in BIG letters on the back, and some obsenities about Kerry on the front. He wore a Veteran's cap with pins. He also wore a U.S. State Department Government ID (name/photo) around his neck, and held a U.S. State Department jacket on his arm so you could see the Government emblem. I looked at the U.S. State Department ID, and wrote down the man's name.
He told me that I better vote for bush*. I told him that I would vote for anyone I wanted to. He told me that he was a U.S. State Department Employee, and that he better not see me again in the City of Alexandria. He also claimed that Kerry voters were traitors, and that they'll hear from his boss.
I reported this to the poll worker standing at the door, blocking further people from entering while the room cleared out a little. The poll worker said he would need to get the voting JUDGE. That took a long time, and the whole time, the Veteran condemned Kerry and ME, even though I never said who I would vote for, just that I would vote for anyone I wanted to.
The JUDGE finally came over. The JUDGE had to two of us come over to a table in the voting room. The JUDGE demanded my ID. I refused. Three witnesses left the polling place, before voting, when the JUDGE demanded their ID. The JUDGE did NOT demand ID from the Veteran. The JUDGE told me that if I did not produce my ID, then I could not vote. So, I gave him my ID, and he wrote down on a pad of paper, my name and address right in front of the Veteran who threated me, so the Veteran could see where I live.
The JUDGE insisted that it was OK for the Veteran to wear obsence lies about KERRY in the voting place. The JUDGE told me that he was SICK OF KERRY people wearing their stuff in the polling place already. The JUDGE refused to write down the name of the Veteran who intimated me, but I wrote it down off the ID prominent displayed hanging around the man's neck.
The scumbags above are:
Judge: John H. Austin, Chief Officer, Prec. 303 Beatley Library, zip: 22304
U.S. State Department employee: Ned W. Crowley