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Lawsuit: CPS pushing Democrats, picking up high school kids to vote.....

Three van loads of Hughes High students were taken last week – during school hours – to vote and given sample ballots only for Democratic candidates and then taken for ice cream, a Monday lawsuit alleges.

The complaint was made by Thomas Brinkman Jr., a Republican candidate for Hamilton County auditor, and the Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending & Taxes against Cincinnati Public Schools.

“They plan to bring four more high schools (to vote) this week,” Christopher Finney, COAST attorney, said Monday after filing the suit. You can read more:


Asked by gammie at 10:13 AM on Oct. 20, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I can understand picking up kids that are eligible/registered to vote and taking them to the polls. The Dem ONLY sample ballot and reward ice cream was wrong and maybe even illegal.

    I would have had no problem with them simply taking them to the polls to vote. Heck, I would have even been happy/impressed that someone acknowledged this small voting population and helped them accomplish their duty as citizens.

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:20 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Freddie Johnson of Cleveland, Ohio, testified before the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections that Acorn workers asked him to sign 73 voter registration forms. Johnson also told an Ohio newspaper that he was given cash and cigarettes by ACORN

    I bet they can't wait to see what they get when they are out of highschool and taken to voter booths!!


    Answer by jewjewbee at 10:30 AM on Oct. 20, 2010


    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (CN) - Five black employees of Birmingham-based Altec Industries say the company owner told them to vote Republican, and gave them pre-marked ballots during a visit by Sen. Jeff Sessions. The workers add, in separate federal complaints, that when Barack Obama was elected president, "an employee drew cross hairs or a target on a picture of President Obama and posted it in the workplace."


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:32 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • wow.

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:24 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Okay, the article doesn't actually say that the ballots were cast. Were these actual votes? The parts that I take issue with are the partisan efforts taken and the ice cream. If taking them off of school grounds for a certain amount of time requires them to provide some sort of sustenance for them, they should have provided a healthy snack instead of a fatty one. What happened to that whole anti-obesity initiative? In this case, they are literally 'sweetening the deal'. Pathetic in many ways.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 10:25 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • In their discrimination complaints, all five employees claim they were "subjected to different terms and conditions of employment because of their race," including denial of promotions and training. They say they were given a different dress code than white workers and denied breaks that white employees enjoyed.

    On its company website, Altec describes itself as "a leading provider of products and services to the electric utility, telecommunications and contractor markets. We provide products and services in over 100 countries throughout the world."


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:32 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • It also would be wrong if a Republican did the same thing.

    I posted a lawsuit where it was done! and my sister works for a family homeless shelter...They TELL their employees to vote for certain candidates ..its based on WHO they can get the most $$ from....The employees listen someone times and sometimes they don't but they DO feel pressure and they are told well if you vote for THIS guy our funding will get cut..Last time it was a republican..


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:47 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Hey what about all the politicians and their buddies who attack voters at the polls???????

    Answer by older at 11:13 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Soooo...if they were NOT forced to vote...why are you upset?

    Answer by kerp1960 at 11:32 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • I just love how they where given ice cream to vote.

    Democrats if you have been doing great the last 2-years than why do you have cheat??

    Comment by gammie (original poster) at 10:15 AM on Oct. 20, 2010