Can you tell a person's politics by what kind of vehicle they drive?
The Wake County GOP seems to think so. In putting out instructions for poll workers for the upcoming elections, it provides some helpful hints on what voters to approach with a conservative voters guide and what voters to just offer a friendly smile.
"Keep an eye on the vehicles coming into the parking lot,'' said the GOP instructions on their website. "You can probably let the driver of the Prius with the peace bumper sticker walk past with a smile from you, but be sure to stop the driver of the mini-van with the fish symbol and "families first'' stickers. Ditto for ditto heads, NRA members and (usually) pick-up drivers. Moms and dads with kids during daytime hours may be home schoolers -- good prospects. You'll get the hang of it.''
"People clutching sample ballots from the N&O or Independent get a smile and a nod as they pass by. Don't bother them -- you have better things to do.''
"Busloads of people clutching scraps of paper as they enter the voting site - we can't do anything about them either! PLEASE CALL the emergency number and report the location. Precinct, time of day and information about the bus. Also include what is written on the bus to identify it.''