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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 01:37 PM
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HOW THE DEMOCRATS HAVE LOST OHIO & THE PRESIDENCY
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Edited on Tue Dec-14-10 01:38 PM by kpete

Posted: December 14, 2010 01:45 PM
How the Democrats Have Lost Ohio and the Presidency
Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman

It is now highly unlikely that any Democrat will be elected to significant statewide office in the state of Ohio for the foreseeable future.

The likelihood of another Democrat being elected to the White House has also become virtually nil in 2012. Since 1856, no Democrat (except John Kennedy) has won the White House without carrying the Buckeye State, which is now an essential impossibility.

The reason is simple: Ohio's nontransparent computerized voter registration books and voting machines are solely controlled by partisan, private vendors. Ohio's 88 counties operate under a "bipartisan" system in which the secretary of state controls the deciding vote in all circumstances. The only conceivable countervailing force is Ohio's Secretary of State, who will be a conservative Republican in 2011. Former Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell proved in the 2004 election that a devious secretary of state can easily manipulate the outcome of any relatively close statewide election.

Between the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections, 1.25 million largely Democratic voters were purged from the voting rolls in the Buckeye State. Such eliminations cannot be effectively appealed. But they could be repeated and expanded upon by the new Secretary of State.

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MUCH MUCH MUCH MORE!!!
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