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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:42 AM

Here is my theory about Rove's peculiar "Ohio Moment" on Faux [View all]

This is just a theory without much evidence.

Shortly after Faux declared Ohio for Obama (after all other networks had alreday done so) Rove said (I am paraphrasing), "Wait, you can't declare Ohio. I'm on the phone with Husted and there are lots of votes out there. We're going to win this one." Then shortly after that, we learned Husted went home about 10PM (as I recall) saying, basically "That's it. I'm done. It's over." (again my paraphrase based on the reporting)

I believe Husted and Rove had a plan to flip a lot of votes, and the discussion between Rove and Husted was not about the real vote but was actually about just how much flipping they would have to do. But Husted was only willing to do that if he thought Romney would be elected because otherwise an Obama Department of Justice very well might put him in prison. When Husted saw IA, WI, And PA drop and he saw the FL, NV, and CO were going Obama's way, he said "To Hell with you Karl. I'm not going to prison for your millionaires" and went home.

I mean seriously, after everything Husted did to try to influence this election, how could he just walk out at 10PM?

If you are the chief election official in one of the key states and you have had a passionate interest in this, do you just walk out right in the middle of things?

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