Scotties Toy Box

November 6, 2018

White power and voter suppression is happening today. Poll worker directs racist language at a north Houston voter

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Criminal, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 17:42

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https://www.chron.com/news/politics/election/article/Poll-worker-directs-racist-language-at-a-north-13367024.php?utm_content=buffer2accb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=buffer

Anthony, who is in her early 40s, asked Tillman why she needed to fill out the form, since as far as she could tell, the address in the system and on her ID matched up perfectly. Before Tillman could respond, Juanita Barnes, the alternate election judge, came very close to Anthony and began yelling and pointing her finger in Anthony’s face.

Anthony said Barnes told her it, “It’s illegal for you not to change her address on your driver’s license if you move.” About five or six voters were looking on, Anthony said.

Anthony told her, “Ma’am, I’ve been living here for years. What are you talking about? The address is correct.”

Barnes, who is white, then told Anthony, who is black, “Maybe if I’d worn my blackface makeup today you could comprehend what I’m saying to you.” Witnesses confirmed this is what they heard Barnes say.

Anthony, a mother of three who is in graduate school and works as a case manager for low income and homeless families, says she has voted in the precinct for several years. She said nothing in response to Barnes.

Edith Randle, the presiding election judge overseeing the tiny church reception room, told Barnes she was wrong and she needed to back away from the voter.

Randle told Barnes, “You can’t say that. You need to move.” She told Barnes multiple times to get out of the voter’s way.

Barnes then had a back and forth with Tillman, the poll worker who was handling Anthony’s registration.

“I stepped back, all the way against the wall,” said Anthony, who was waiting to get back to filling out her verification form. “Juanita comes all the way over there, putting her hands in my face, yelling and screaming at me, telling me she’s the assistant election judge and I’m going to do what she says.”

“I was just floored,” she said. “I was, like, what exactly is going on here?”

Randle said the address issue might be a computer glitch and told Anthony to go ahead and fill out the form. Barnes continued to harass Anthony as she filled out the form, so Randle, the precinct judge, asked Barnes to leave.

Anthony informed the election judge she was going to call the police to report the incident because, “This is wrong.”

That’s when Barnes walked up to her and shoulder bumped her and said, “I’m white. Have you seen the news?”

“If you call the police, they’re going to take you to jail and do something to you, because I’m white,” Barnes told her in front of several witnesses.

Barnes told Anthony she was loitering and she was going to call the police on Anthony.

“The loiterer is back. The loiterer is back,” she yelled.

6 Comments »

  1. Nothing short of disgusting. I hope Anthony did report iit to the police and that they took it seriously especially as Barnes had trashed their image.
    Hugs

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by davidprosser — November 6, 2018 @ 23:37

    • Republicans won so much that they will be worse than ever. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — November 7, 2018 @ 06:57

      • They had big losses in the House and that’s now Blue.I’m sorry the senate went in his direction but only by 2. The House will be a good control for him.
        Hugs

        Liked by 1 person

        Comment by davidprosser — November 7, 2018 @ 10:22

        • I hope so, I can see tRump totally freaking out if the house reveals his crimes and money laundering. Hugs

          Liked by 1 person

          Comment by Scottie — November 7, 2018 @ 10:29

          • That depends on how strong the justice of the USA still is. Trump has the Senate and the Supreme Court with kava. I think? Thats pretty much power in one hand.

            Liked by 1 person

            Comment by miles — November 7, 2018 @ 15:05

            • The thing is with the house comes chairmanships. That gives the democrats the subpoena power. That will let them have access to things they have wanted for two years which was denied to them. Hugs

              Liked by 1 person

              Comment by Scottie — November 7, 2018 @ 15:17


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