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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-15-11 04:49 PM
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OH Supreme Court ruling throws 2012 elections into chaos
The Ohio Supreme Court's decision to allow Democrats to go forward with a petition drive to stop the Republican congressional redistricting plan has thrown the 2012 congressional elections into chaos.

Candidates for Congress - incumbents and challengers, Republicans and Democrats - will have to sit on their hands for a while to see when they should file and if the districts they planed to file in will even exist.

It is not entirely clear yet, but it would appear now that congressional candidates will file petitions by Dec. 7 for districts that may no longer exist by the planned March 6 primary.

Or they could be forced to run in a statewide primary election for Ohio's 16 U.S. House seats, where the top 16 Republicans face the top 16 finishing Democrats in the Nov. 2012 election.

-snip

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20111015/NEWS01/1101...
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-15-11 04:58 PM
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1. THIS I like:
Ohio House Speaker William Batchelder, R-Medina, said in a written statement that Republicans in the legislature "warned the public that the Democrats' plan was to stymie the General Assembly's constitutional duty to pass a congressional redistricting plan, and ultimately have a map imposed on Ohio by unelected federal judges, who may be judges from Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee."

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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-15-11 05:07 PM
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2. Is that a liberal or conservative court?
nt
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farmbo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-15-11 05:25 PM
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3. 6 Republicans, 1 Democrat
Even they threw up the B#lls#it flag on this one.
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-15-11 06:15 PM
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5. Hey farmbo....long time!
how the hell are you?
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farmbo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-15-11 05:42 PM
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4. If allowing Ohio voters to reject the nation's most jerrymandered districts...
is "chaos", then sign me up for some chaos.

Good Gawd... driving the the new 15th District is like driving from Columbus to Niagara Falls:

http://www.politifact.com/ohio/statements/2011/oct/05/c... /
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-15-11 06:17 PM
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6. yes, I'm in a blue city but a totally gerrymandered R distict
being the long finger sticking out from from the GOP exburbs.
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