Progressive activist and actor Tim Robbins got turned away from his polling place today and he rightfully blew a gasket.
There was some kind of ruckus and the cops were called. Apparently Robbins has been voting at that polling place for more than a decade, but today his name wasn’t on the register. They told Robbins he had to fill out a provisional ballot but he didn’t want to do it. An argument erupted between Robbins and the poll worker. Robbins allegedly got loud and the poll worker said he was calling the cops. Robbins accused the poll worker of trying to intimidate him so he wouldn’t vote. Robbins went downtown to the City Board of Elections to get proof he was good to vote. Robbings: “This is what you have to do to vote… I had to go down to see a judge… My name was not on the roll, and I’m not the only one. According to workers, 30 people in 5 hours had been taking off the rolls. You can do the math on that. 6 per hour, per district across America…”
CNN is reporting similar situations across the nation….broken machines, names disappearing from registers, etc. However, so far the problems don’t appear to be widespread. Cross your fingers on THAT.