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Florida Mosque Removed As A Polling Site After Complaints And Threats

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(h/t: Carl)

via. Washington Post

For years, the Islamic Center of Boca Raton, Fla., served as a polling station for Palm Beach County voters.

Since at least the year 2010, citizens have cast their votes within the pastel green walls of the mosque, whether it was for a presidential primary, a municipal election or a special primary.

Last week, however, the mosque was removed as a polling site.

The decision was made by Susan Bucher, Supervisor of Elections for Palm Beach County, after she received complaints, and threats, about the use of the mosque in the upcoming Florida primary in August and general election in November. Bucher, a Democrat, is running for re-election for the nonpartisan supervisor post.

“We began receiving complaints from voters,” said Bucher in an email to The Palm Beach Post Editorial Board. “Some felt uncomfortable voting at the Islamic Center.”

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  • nativejoe

    Will women voters be expected to cover their hair? Because thatsva problem. If not, then who cares. Or maybe they don’t trust the mosque with trump votes. Its probably for the best as it would eliminate accusstionsvof voter fraud.

  • Just_Stopping_By

    “Clergy in Boca Raton, Florida are speaking out against a local elections official’s decision to remove a polling site from a mosque, saying Muslim houses of worship shouldn’t be treated any differently than churches or synagogues.”
    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/clergy-respond-islamic-center-boca-raton-polling-site-controversy

  • mindy1

    What do they think will happen, the Sharia will magically change their votes?!?!

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