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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:24 PM
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Review Finds Mistakes On 5,100 Absentee Ballots (OH)
Board Of Elections To Send Reprinted Ballots To Voters

POSTED: 5:24 pm EDT October 9, 2006
UPDATED: 6:20 pm EDT October 9, 2006

CLEVELAND -- There are more troubles for the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections just one month before the state votes on a new governor.

The troubles center around the absentee ballots sent out to voters. A weekend review revealed 5,100 ballots that have misprints of one form or another, NewsChannel5 reported.

The review was prompted by last week's discovery that 1,500 ballots in Ohio's 7th House District race listed the wrong party affiliations for the candidates.

Some mistakes discovered over the weekend include one candidate's name appearing smaller than his opponent's on the ballot because of its length.

http://www.newsnet5.com/politics/10037560/detail.html

Mistakes on Absentee Ballots in OH.......Imagine that. Especially given the fact that Cuyahoga County is very blue.
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:26 PM
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1. ...and also...
Dems are pushing absentee ballots big time, whereas Reps push more for voter turnout at the polls.

They know they can screw with the absentee ballot system, because more Dems vote absentee.

Here we go again.
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:27 PM
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You're right on the money. n/t
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 09:29 PM by OhioChick
on edit to add: response to post #1.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 05:56 PM
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21. "More Dems Vote Absentee". Since When? And WHICH Dems Push Absentee
ballots, please?

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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 06:13 PM
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22. The Democratic party and our Board of Elections
are pushing for us to vote absentee in Ohio this year. Take my county for instance we have gone from 90 voting places to 60, our biggest city has gone from 7 voting places to 1. The one place that is still open the voting is on the second floor, the first floor is handicapped acesable but not the second!
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 09:13 PM
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26. I had no idea! Ohio is deeply f*cked. I am so sorry to hear that.
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bluerum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:27 PM
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2. Sounds like FOX and the State of Ohio hired the same graphics
editors.

This is starting to like an MO to me - Obfuscate and confuse and make it look like it could be an honest mistake. Well - the people that make these mistakes should be fired. The fact that there is little noise over this tells me that it is not an innocent mistake.
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:35 PM
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3. This stuff just makes me sick...
...I am doing what I can to change things. However, I feel as if they've got the fix
in, and their plans made--and we'll sit around complaining about it on messageboards--
after the fact. For months, we'll get little glimmers of hope--that some politician
might stand up, or someone might contest an election...or someone might start an investigation.

Meanwhile these thugs will trudge forward, laughing their asses off---that they screwed
democracy and the Democrats once again.

I just don't think I can take this again. If they steal it again--and create havoc coming
from 27 different directions--we've lost again.

It just sickens me.
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:39 PM
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5. I don't think that
they can manage to "steal the vote" with Strickland being up by close to 20%. Not a chance with him, anyway. I share your frustration, but am hopeful.
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:52 PM
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7. I'm glad to hear you are hopeful, Ohiochick...
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 09:52 PM by TwoSparkles
...and you certainly know Ohio politics better than I! :)

If you don't mind, I'm hitching a ride on some of that hope. I'm bogged down
in stinkin' thinkin right now. I'm just a big Gloomy Gus today.

Maybe I just need some sleep.

Thanks for the ray of sunshine! :)
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:54 PM
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8. Hang in there TwoSparkles,
I've been phone-banking here and things are looking damn good. :)
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 06:12 AM
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15. Think positive thoughts, we are GOING to take OH
Diebold or no Diebold. They can't steal this one, the numbers are just too much in the Dem column.

The minute my overseas ballot comes, I vote straight Dem to end your misery there, my parting gift to Ohio. Next year, I'll be registered in PA.

Good luck Buckeyes~~~ :hug:
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The Brethren Donating Member (853 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:37 PM
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4. what a surprise.
:sarcasm:
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:41 PM
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6. Passed this to ER List servs. Blackwell conniving?
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blue4barb Donating Member (367 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:01 PM
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9. Very scary-- but not unexpected.
There are so many ways they steal the votes.
Is it best to vote at the polls instead of absentee ballot? Guess I need some expert advice since my head is swimming in visions of ballot tampering.
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:03 PM
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10. We have Diebold here. n/t
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:09 PM
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11. Off to the Greatest!
This is just preposterous. Is it possible that they want to win diguised as Dems? I though we were so wussy?

:rofl:
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Synnical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:12 PM
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12. The stealing of votes never ends!
:cry:

So much for our "great" country.
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flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 04:41 AM
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13. BRENDA (THE BUSH SHILL) SNIPES is up to the same sort of tricks here
in BROWARD COUNTY ... her misprints happened in VOTER REGISTRATION CARDS that her office mailed out to BROWARD COUNTY VOTERS with correct names but wrong precinct numbers. Those were caught be a vigilant citizen who brought it up to the attention of the local t.v. stations. the "hiccups", "Mistakes" or whatever excuse Brenda the shill Snipes wants to give them, she says have been corrected. the t.v. stations have not reported any more mistakes since them. we will have to wait 'till after the election to hear about all sorts of sorry excuses for how she sold our votes to the republicans.
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 06:10 AM
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14. Great, mine's due in the mail anyday...
but it's from WARREN Co., wonder what shit they have cooked up? LOL.
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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 01:01 PM
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16. So, who's up for a good old revolution?
It's been about 230 years since we last had one. What do you say?
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mhatrw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 01:22 PM
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17.  Truth once again exceeds satire.
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leQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 01:32 PM
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18. it was ohio last year, florida the time before that... who's going to have
closed doors this year?
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 04:55 PM
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19. Blackwell controlled elections -- no worries -- the Fix is in
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 05:30 PM
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20. No kidding. Someone should suggest reworking our laws which allow
campaign managers for one party or the other to be in charge of voting, as Blackwell was last year, and Katherine Harris was in Florida, or to be in charge of the voting in an election in which they themselves are running.

It's getting just too damned dirty around here. Republicans are finding the way to commit crimes before people ever had the foresight enough to write laws against them first.

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ourbluenation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 07:21 PM
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23. (&^$#(! &#$@ )^$%)_ )()** %#!!!!!!!!!!!
JESUS H CHRIST ON A CRACKER!!!!CAN WE JUST GET THIS DEMOCRACY THING SORTED OUT ONCE AND FOR ALL! Arggggggggggh!

:banghead:
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MGD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 09:21 PM
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27. It has been fucked up for over 200 years
I don't think there's ever been a fraud-free election in America.
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HuffleClaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 08:16 PM
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24. these 'mistakes' seem to always favour the republicans
can't imagine why.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 08:48 PM
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25. May I turn the spotlight to the Tennessee Rep. dirty registration tricks
for this post, please? It's a couple of days old, and can't be run by itself in LBN, yet wasn't available in national news when it was new:

Questionable voter registrations linked to group hired by RNC

Election officials in Nashville and a neighboring county say a voter registration group hired by the Republican National Committee has been linked to a dozen questionable voter registration forms.

Liberty Consultants is responsible for 12 registration forms in Davidson and Williamson counties that included the names, addresses and phone numbers of real people. But it had incorrect personal information such as Social Security numbers, signatures and birth dates.

The group is funded by Arizona GOP and Christian Coalition operative Nathan Sproul. Republican National Committee spokesman Danny Diaz said the committee is monitoring the situation.

Diaz said he did not know if RNC officials knew about Sproul's connection to Liberty Consultants and said he could not provide more information. However, RNC officials told The Associated Press in August that they had hired Sproul.
(snip/...)

http://www.wbir.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=38512

Remember Sproul?????



Sproul!


From The BRAD BLOG:

GOP Operative Nathan Sproul is Back at Work!

AP Has New Details on the Apparently RNC-Funded Registration Fraud in Tennessee, Now Linked to Sproul & Associates
Fraudulent, Shredded Voter Registrations In 2004 Linked To Same Shadowy RNC Operative, Recipient of Largesse


Last week we ran an item on fraudulent Voter Registration Forms submitted by a group reportedly tied to the RNC down in Tennessee where there's a tight U.S. Senate race in play to replace the outgoing Bill Frist.

More information on those dirty tricks, and the ties to long-time Arizona-based GOP operative, Nathan Sproul & Associates, are now being reported by AP.

Sproul & Associates, and their various shadowy front groups, were linked to the shredding of Democratic Voter Registration Forms in Nevada, West Virginia, Oregon and elsewhere in 2004 as reported by Max Blumenthal in October of 2004 and again recently in Bobby Kennedy's Rolling Stone expos asking "Was The 2004 Election Stolen?" More details about Sproul and the millions of dollars he seems to have received from Team Bush '04, and their attempts to hide those costs, were reported by Mark Crispin Miller in June of 2005.

Regular readers of The BRAD BLOG will recall that Sproul & Associates were given buckets of unreported RNC cash before, during and after the 2004 election. For some reason or another. Sproul is also reported to be an organizer for the Christian Coalition. Natch.
(snip/...)

http://www.bradblog.com/?p=3596

Thank you for your attention....
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 10:12 PM
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28. More Blackwell shenanigans.
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