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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-16-08 12:34 PM
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Purging "Joe the Plumber"-name on 2 different voter lists in Ohio.
October 16, 2008
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Purging Joe the plumber?

Would Joe be thrown off the rolls if he registered in Ohio today?

The Toledo Blade reported today that "Joe the Plumber's" name appears on Ohio voter registration rolls with a slight misspelling -- as Worzelbacher, not Wurzelbacher.

And that sort of data-entry error might be enough -- were Joe a new registrant -- to have him disqualified from voting in Ohio, Florida, or Wisconsin this year, depending on the outcome of ongoing litigation.

Purging voters or blocking their registration because of data errors is disenfranchisement by typo," said Michael Waldman, the executive director of the Brennan Center for Justice, a liberal legal group involved in litigation in those states. "Joe is a perfect example. If he were anew voter, he would be being challenged right now as not eligible to vote."

"Joe the Plumber is not committing voter fraud by having his name spelled differently on two different lists," he said.

Republicans have argued that there are safeguards against improper purges, and state officials say their lists are more accurate, and their purges more careful. They also note that voters whose registration is challenged can vote by provisional ballot.

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http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/1008/Purging_Joe...
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-16-08 12:44 PM
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1. and he is a registered REPUBLICAN:
From The Toledo Blade this morning:

Questions were being raised Thursday morning whether Mr. Wurzelbacher is a registered voter.

Linda Howe, executive director of the Lucas County Board of Elections, said a Samuel Joseph Worzelbacher, whose address and age match Joe the Plumbers, registered in Lucas County on Sept. 10, 1992. He voted in his first primary on March 4, 2008, registering as a Republican.

Ms. Howe said that the name may be misspelled in the database.


http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?Catego...
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-16-08 01:16 PM
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2. and a tax cheat:
According to public records, Mr. Wurzelbacher has been subject to two liens, each over $1,000, one of which a personal tax lien is still outstanding.
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http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/16/joe-in-th...





Moreover, for someone worried about his taxes, Wurzelbacher doesn't -- it appears - always pay them. A filing with the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas shows that he has had state tax liens filed against him, meaning he was either delinquent or didn't fully cover taxes that he owed.

A representative at the court explained that Wurzelbacher had not paid $1,182.98 of personal income tax. The state filed a lien on January 26, 2007, and the payment remains outstanding. But the court rep also cautioned that this all may have occurred without Wurzelbacher's knowledge.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/16/joe-the-plumbe...

OOH..THIS GUY IS GOING TO REGRET HIS CELEBRITY-METHINKS
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