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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:58 AM

Judge slams Ohio GOP Sec. State for vote suppression

U.S. District Judge Marbley finds that Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted violated provisional voters’ substantive due process and equal-protection rights, violated a federal Consent Decree, and violated state law by–at the eleventh-hour, the Friday night before the election–shifting from poll workers to voters the statutory responsibility of recording identification information, and then directing elections boards to disenfranchise voters where the information was incomplete or missing.


http://americablog.com/2012/11/judge-slams-ohios-gop-sec-state-for-suppressing-votes.html

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:11 AM

1. jail term jail term jail term

That is the only way they will stop - and in with the general population while they are at it.
anyway there will be lots of vacancies with fewer drug arrests

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:17 AM

2. Why isn't Husted in jail?

I am dead serious,why? If I was that judge he would be under the courthouse.

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:45 AM

8. Uh... do you a link from like Reuters saying there will be fewer drug arrests?....

I guess you mean fewer drug arrests because fewer people will be using illegal drugs. I really hope that's what you meant. I love to hear when lots of people join in and SAY NO TO DRUGS.

But if you really meant that the government has relaxed the rules regarding incarceration for illegal drug violations, well, if this was announced , I'm sure Reuters would have picked up the story.

I'd accept a link to the story.

Heck, if not Reuters, I'd even accept a report from the New York Times...

But in both cases, they would need some direct references or links to the government records showing that such a policy change had occurred.

If there are no respectable references, then its just wishful thinking at best --- and somewhere in the middle its blowing smoke.

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Response to 6502 (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:33 AM

10. sorry to mislead - I just wanted to make a joke

Based on what happened in Colorado, where they are not prosecuting people for misdemeanor drug arrests.

I don not and never have taken drugs besides prescription drugs that were prescribed for a specific problem, I am so bad, that after my last operation, I never had the codeine script filled, I have no interest in drugs for myself, at the same time, I do not want to pay to put people in jail for a reckless moment if youthful exuberance. If you want to discuss this seriously, I would rather see someone like this, who deliberately tried to disenfranchise people, than some kid who just may need something better in their life.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:52 AM

3. Wow! a republicon SOS Voter Suppressor gets called out

by a Judge! What's going to happen to him?

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:56 AM

5. no worries, iokiyar nn/t

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:56 AM

11. What's going to happen to him??

My guess would be, "Nothing".

A slap on the wrist, maybe...but nothing substantial.

I hope I'm wrong.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:55 AM

4. So, Husted gets "slammed" by the judge?

Oh, but if it were so. What IS the punishment for disenfranchisement of the vote by a state official? Just a good scolding????? We have a bunch of unaccountable partisan criminals running this country, folks. Can you imagine what the popular vote would have been had the vote not been disenfranchised in all those red states.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:17 AM

6. Republicans = criminals at war with democracy

Dangerous Downer Dudes (R)

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:25 AM

7. At the very least, Husted should turn in his resignation.

Instead, he'll just get a scolding from a judge. If it hasn't happened already, Husted will meet with party officials and get a "nice try" pat on the back for his efforts in handing Ohio to Romney.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:00 AM

9. And still it didn't work. No wonder Rove was so unwilling to let the state go.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:47 AM

12. Too bad Husted's not a lawyer

This would be good disbarment fodder.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:52 AM

13. Some jail time for a couple of these miscreants

would go a long way toward preventing these things happening in the future.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:23 AM

14. Oh yeah, I'm sure that verbal admonishment sent him reeling

Hey judge, how about actually imposing some real sanctions such as fines and jail time?

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