You got trouble with a capital "T" and that rhymes with "V" and that stands for "voting"
From our local paper:
Election 2008: S.C. girds for legal issues
Democrats, Republicans prepare for voting problems in run-up to Nov. 4
Of course, from the sound of it, the only "voting problems" are, according to the GOP, the fact that people are actually voting:
Those concerns bubbled up Thursday in Spartanburg County, after county GOP poll watchers questioned absentee in-person voters.
Republicans said they were asking legitimate questions about voter identities, while observers — many of them Democrats — believed the intent was to discourage those in line from waiting.
Spartanburg County GOP chairman Rick Beltram said many voters in the four-hour-long line appeared to be at the polls to vote early. Absentee voting, Beltram said, is not intended for those who want to vote early.
Beltram, who is a certified poll watcher, questioned whether one 74-year-old woman’s signature matched that of her identification. Another voter was questioned because the voter’s identification, Beltram said, was “badly tattered.”
“The signature did not even come close to matching the signature she put in the book. We were well within our rights to ask questions.”
But others, including Ruby Rice, disagreed. Rice, a local community activist and NAACP veteran, objected to Beltram’s questions.
Eventually, Beltram left the election office.
“It has been going on all week,” Rice said. “He was slowing down the process, challenging voters for being there.
“Somebody had to say something to him.”
Witnesses said it was hot in the office, that wait times were long, and that the challenges were making the wait longer. Most of the challenged voters were black, but both Beltram and Rice said that race was not an issue.
Yes, I'm sure it wasn't an issue. Nope.