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    OC Triumphs at the Polls!!

    Here's the situation: I am currently serving as a county election official in Lancaster County, PA. I was OCing all morning at the polling place until about 9:30 (three and a half hours after we'd been there) when the chief election judge came over and told me that it looked like I was carrying a gun. I told her I am carrying a gun. She then proceeded to launch into a tirade and tell me that I wasn't allowed to carry, blah blah blah. Mind you, I had already done the research to determine that it was legal. She called someone and came back and said she had the authority to make me remove it. I told her she did not. We argued for a bit and finally I told her I would lock it in the car while she figured it out so there would be no disruption of the voting process. I am also carrying concealed so I wasn't totally disarmed and my vehicle was in sight. About five minutes later she got a phone call and then called me off to the side. She apologized and said the phone call was from the General Registrar (Head of Elections) for the county who told her that she must allow me to carry. She was then very pleasant and I went and retrieved my firearm and now I OCIng again. Good to know the Registrar knew the law and made the correction without me having to make a phone call. Get out there and VOTE!!!
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    But your vote don't count...

    Why should you vote, when it doesn't count anyway.

    Only the electoral votes count, and not all states require the Electoral member to vote the way the citizens want them to.

    Also not all states have any penalties for the Electoral member who votes against the wishes of the citizens.

    So basically about 540 people elect the president.

    Hmm.. makes you stop and think .... doesn't it.

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    C'mon, Kent, there's more to vote on than POTUS in every election cycle. Two different times in the last twenty years the mayor race in my little 'burg was decided by less than 10 votes. Same thing with council positions. And I sure don't want to miss voting against (most all) tax levies every chance I get.

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    OC Triumphs at the Polls!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lthrnck View Post
    Why should you vote, when it doesn't count anyway.

    Only the electoral votes count, and not all states require the Electoral member to vote the way the citizens want them to.

    Also not all states have any penalties for the Electoral member who votes against the wishes of the citizens.

    So basically about 540 people elect the president.

    Hmm.. makes you stop and think .... doesn't it.
    Great thing about this country is that everybody gets their opinion...

    On another note, what precisely does this have to do with my open carry at the polls? Don't hijack my thread bro, not cool....
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    Perhaps one day... the racially based "no carrying at polling places" law in Georgia will be a thing of the past and we'll join PA.

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    Okay wrong title...

    So I should have said... Voting for the POTUS, your votes don't count.

    Sorry SD... didn't think it was hijacking... but will stop after this post.

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    Good job! and thanks for your service to your community.

    My wife and I just returned from voting in our small township hall in the country. Open carried without problems.

    In February of 2012 there was posted a sign (at the township hall) forbidding people from bringing in firearms. I contacted the leadership of our area and explained to them that their signage is unlawful due to Michigan's Preemption Law, which says any township or city is NOT allowed to forbid the carrying or transporting of a legally-owned firearm. They later removed the sign.

    Take care now...

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    OC Triumphs at the Polls!!

    Thanks Billy.

    As an update, there have been no further issues with my OCing. Full report later tonight...
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    Here's the situation: I am currently serving as a county election official in Lancaster County, PA. I was OCing all morning at the polling place until about 9:30 (three and a half hours after we'd been there) when the chief election judge came over and told me that it looked like I was carrying a gun. I told her I am carrying a gun. She then proceeded to launch into a tirade and tell me that I wasn't allowed to carry, blah blah blah. Mind you, I had already done the research to determine that it was legal. She called someone and came back and said she had the authority to make me remove it. I told her she did not. We argued for a bit and finally I told her I would lock it in the car while she figured it out so there would be no disruption of the voting process. I am also carrying concealed so I wasn't totally disarmed and my vehicle was in sight. About five minutes later she got a phone call and then called me off to the side. She apologized and said the phone call was from the General Registrar (Head of Elections) for the county who told her that she must allow me to carry. She was then very pleasant and I went and retrieved my firearm and now I OCIng again. Good to know the Registrar knew the law and made the correction without me having to make a phone call. Get out there and VOTE!!!
    Excellent job bigsd!
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