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|Subject: Re: Last gasp for OH voter supression||Date: 10/6/2012 10:37 AM|
|Author: ModernViking||Number: 1821722 of 2112483|
Ohio is voting today. That was never challenged - at all.
But it would have been stopped for the last weekend before the election everywhere but in Republican counties.
OH has 88 counties. Each county's board of elections consists of 2 Republicans and 2 Democrats. In Republican counties, both Dems and Reps agreed to the early voting system. In Democratic counties, the Republicans refused to go along with it which meant 2 for and 2 against, with the Republican Sec of State John Husted breaking the tie. Naturally, being a partisan that could care less about making sure all citizens in the state having ample access to the polls, Husted voted with the Republicans to curtail early voting in Dem-leaning counties only.
That is just one example of coordinated, partisan voter supression of the highest order being led by GOP operatives. The fact that we have to have this conversation in the friggin' UNITED STATES makes me sick.
The original vote processes were good enough. We should return to them. The intent of the founders was to make it a little inconvenient.
The intent of the founders was not to make it "a little inconvenient" for a targeted portion of the population in order to benefit one political party.
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