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What would you call this?
Posted by: McQ on Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Why would a state allow something for 6 days it apparently doesn't allow the rest of the year? Why would a state only allow it to be implemented in certain areas of that state?
Ohio is considered a must-win state for both Barack Obama and John McCain. And the highpoint of the presidential campaign in the state could come a month before Election Day.

Ohio has created a window in the election calendar, from September 30th to October 6th, that allows residents to both register one minute and vote the next.

The voting window, so far, is only being implemented in some counties — typically they are urban areas or those with college campuses. The move figures to benefit Obama and leading Republicans are crying foul. They're considering a lawsuit if it isn't applied all over the state.
Can manipulation of the vote get anymore blatant than this?
 
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Gee...instant registration AND voting?

Nope....no possible potential for fraud here
 
Written By: shark
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for some democracy isn’t important, it is all about getting the right side in.
 
Written By: capt joe
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No worse than the other great liberal panacea; Motor Voter
 
Written By: Bithead
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"Can manipulation of the vote get anymore blatant than this?"

Well, yes. Of course it can. But that usually involves AK47s.
 
Written By: Ron
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Why would a state allow something for 6 days it apparently doesn’t allow the rest of the year?
Jesus, McQ, what you don’t know could fill a truck.

The reason is that there is an overlap between the voter registration deadline (October 6) and the beginning of early voting (Septemer 30). The legsilation has been in effect for two years and was the result of legislation passed by - wait for it - the GOP - after they loosened the rules on absentee voting.

The mind reels.
Why would a state only allow it to be implemented in certain areas of that state?
Wow. Do they have schools in Georgia?

The Sec of State for Ohio has told all local election boards they can procees votes this way. The state isn’t "allowing" only certain boards to implement the process. Any board can do it. And if you knew the first thing about election law, you would know this is how it would have to work. Jesus, McQ - do you really think that a Sec of State is stupid enough to assert that state election law applies only in some counties, and not others?

Like Obama said the other day, it’s like some wingnuts take pride in being ignorant.
Ohio has created a window in the election calendar, from September 30th to October 6th, that allows residents to both register one minute and vote the next.
yes, but the votes won’t be counted until election day - in the meantime, local election officials will verify the registrations.
Can manipulation of the vote get anymore blatant than this?


Can you be anymore ridiculous? Jesus.
 
Written By: mkultra
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Its not the legislators that mandated the uneven implimentation.

Its the executive implementation that is blatantly uneven. And, drumroll please, that executive activity derives from the office of Democrat Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner


http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2008/08/11/Voter_registration_drives_aim_at_ex-felons/UPI-77921218456108/
Voter registration drives aim at ex-felons

In Tennessee the American Civil Liberties Union has sued to make it possible for an even larger class of felons to register, the Post said. Other efforts are active in California and Ohio.
Oh sorry, wrong Ohio story.

http://www.kentucky.com/518/story/488484.html
Democratic Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner on Wednesday issued a directive advising county elections boards that they must have procedures in place to allow voters who register to be immediately issued an absentee ballot. She said boards can delay voting if they have concerns over the validity of a registration.

...

"You have to wonder, when they look at what they consider a loophole with such excitement," said Jason Mauk, the Ohio Republican Party’s executive director. "That would suggest manipulating the process, and I think opens the door to suspicion."

The voting window, so far, is only being implemented in some counties - typically, urban areas or those with college campuses - leading Republicans to cry foul.

...

State lawmakers accidentally made the window before the 2006 elections. Obama’s campaign is eager to take advantage of it this year.

"This is one of many ways we’ll be encouraging our supporters to skip the lines on Election Day and make sure their vote is cast early," said Isaac Baker, an Obama spokesman.
 
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WState lawmakers accidentally made the window before the 2006 elections. Obama’s campaign is eager to take advantage of it this year.

"This is one of many ways we’ll be encouraging our supporters to skip the lines on Election Day and make sure their vote is cast early," said Isaac Baker, an Obama spokesman.
What do you expect of a typical Chicago liberal and the old party campaign staff he employs. I would be suprised if he didn’t use the same Chicago politics of manipulation.
 
Written By: Keith_Indy
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Jesus, McQ, what you don’t know could fill a truck.
A very comforting projection, Im sure.

 
Written By: Bithead
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A very comforting projection, Im sure.
More than that, it’s simply a rationalization of "procedure" while ignoring the implications my questions raise (without once, btw, saying either "Democrat" or "Republican").

And I’m the stupid one.
 
Written By: McQ
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nothing new here: it is the law in Wisconsin. You can even register at the poll on voting day. All you need is a utility bill receipt that "proves" where you live.
 
Written By: carlitos
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nothing new here: it is the law in Wisconsin.
My guess is that in WI A) it is the law all year round and B) it is the law statewide - no?
 
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