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Response to porphyrian (Reply #27)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 03:29 PM

28. PA's a little different. We have 66 counties, but they don't amount to much.

 

Yeah, the sheriff's department is county-wide, but damn near everything else is township level. New Hampshire is like that as well. I've lived in both for long periods. I don't think we even have county police! In areas where there aren't any township police, the state police have to fill in. We've got a good force here (and they know me well, for various reasons).

But when it comes to election rules, that's pretty much a township issue. I don't think the county even has jurisdiction over it under the PA Constitution (not positive, just think not). Precincts and choice of counting methods are a local matter. I still don't trust them, but at least it's local.

The state only gets involved when they want to sway the results, like PA's new voter ID law. Corbett's an asswipe and he's got a house and senate full of asswipes to back him up. Still, Obama's going to win the state. It would take some MAJOR fucking with the machines to swing the other way and I'm sure the media will challenge it here. Obama's lead is way too high.

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