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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
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!!!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-fitrakis-and-harvey-w...
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 01:49 PM
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1. I disagree.
I think "Democrats" are going to go on a colossal run. Republicans could never do this shit.
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 01:58 PM
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2. It seems the federal government wouldn't allow for a rogue state to be like this.
It's a control systems nightmare. I wonder where it all leads, ends.

At least we weren't imagining things. Exit polls did seem skewed.

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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 02:24 PM
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3. Yes, four years ago our new SOS deemed the machines ...
easily hackable. Sadly she could not secure the integrity our our elections before she moved on to other priorities. It looks like Ohio will continue to contaminate our country's future elections.
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safeinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 02:45 PM
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4. I see Kasich out
corrupting Taft and turning the state back to Blue in no time.
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tryingtobehopeful Donating Member (5 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-10 03:15 PM
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5. corrupting Taft and turning the state back to Blue in no time
can you do something for south carolina? i went to vote last month, and many of the ballots only showed a republican candidate, and then there was an option for a write-in. Each time, i clicked the write-in, and sure enough, a democrat showed up, and i voted for the democrat. But i'm afraid that may people only saw the first choice, not realizing they could click write-in and a democrat name would come up. Methinks South Carolina voter booths are rigged, huh? i wonder how many other states have that problem?
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