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Old 11-06-2012, 11:24 AM
 
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My my entire voting life... my polling place, a public school, has always had an American Flag curbside and one in the polling area.

This morning, a warm and sunny day, there were no flags to be seen... even on the school flagpole.

I commented to the election worker and she said we don't do that anymore

Found it strange and wonder if it is like this at other polling places?
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:25 AM
 
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That's crazy. It should be absolutely required.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:26 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Does California still consider itself part of the US ?
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:27 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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My my entire voting life... my polling place, a public school, has always had an American Flag curbside and one in the polling area.

This morning, a warm and sunny day, there were no flags to be seen... even on the school flagpole.

I commented to the election worker and she said we don't do that anymore

Found it strange and wonder if it is like this at other polling places?
Where are you? Even the "I Voted" stickers had a flag on them where I am.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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The US flag is very offensive to immigrants who have allegiances elsewhere so we need to do everything we can to be tolerant and all inclusive of other cultures.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:31 AM
 
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Berzerkly?

You should call the County and tell them they are in violation of the US Flag code which calls for the Flag to be flown or displayed at all polling stations. Then call as many media stations a possible.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:31 AM
 
Location: on the edge of Sanity
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Was it raining? As the above poster wrote, even my sticker had a flag on it. The booths all have flags displayed on them. I don't understand the reason for this thread.

I had to change browsers because I couldn't copy & paste.

Here's one image of a voting precinct.

http://blog.utest.com/wp-content/upl...ing-Booths.jpg
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:32 AM
 
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Never noticed. Voted at a local junor high school and I assume that there is a flag somewhere, but I did not look for it. What's the difference? You know what nation you're in. Why didn't your inquire within?
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:39 AM
 
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I don't think I can recall, in all the polling places I've voted in the course of a fairly peripatetic life, ever seeing a flag placed in or near a polling place on election day, which wasn't there ordinarily every day (on a flagpole or what have you).

Is this a particular regional thing maybe?
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:40 AM
 
Location: on the edge of Sanity
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That's crazy. It should be absolutely required.
I agree with sickofnyc!


If you don't know what country you're voting in, I guess you shouldn't be voting in the first place.


I'm a bit technologically challenged, but I'm going to try to post another image here. This is a picture from Fort Lee NJ.



http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/201...12_620x350.jpg
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