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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-15-12 10:33 AM
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Ohio GOP election board members plan to end early voting at 5pm/no weekend hours in Dem districts.
Overt Discrimination in Ohio

NY Times
August 14, 2012


If you live in Butler or Warren counties in the Republican-leaning suburbs of Cincinnati, you can vote for president beginning in October by going to a polling place in the evening or on weekends. Republican officials in those counties want to make it convenient for their residents to vote early and avoid long lines on Election Day.

But, if you live in Cincinnati, youre out of luck. Republicans on the county election board are planning to end early voting in the city promptly at 5 p.m., and ban it completely on weekends, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer. The convenience, in other words, will not be extended to the citys working people.

The sleazy politics behind the disparity is obvious. Hamilton County, which contains Cincinnati, is largely Democratic and voted solidly for Barack Obama in 2008. So did the other urban areas of Cleveland, Columbus and Akron, where Republicans, with the assistance of the Ohio secretary of state, Jon Husted, have already eliminated the extended hours for early voting.

County election boards in Ohio, a closely contested swing state, are evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans. In counties likely to vote for President Obama, Republicans have voted against the extended hours, and Mr. Husted has broken the tie in their favor. (He said the counties couldnt afford the long hours.) In counties likely to vote for Mitt Romney, Republicans have not objected to the extended hours.

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This is a GOP-engineered manipulation of the electoral process, and it's going on all around the country. Ohio. Florida. Pennsylvania. Everywhere there is a GOP-controlled state government.


THIS is "ELECTION FRAUD".


(((NOT "voter fraud", which is virtually non-existent.)))




In Florida, Rick Scott and the DOJ are in a face-off. And Rick Scott couldn't care less about federal laws. Neither does the GOP-controlled State Legislature.


And in breaking news today:

BREAKING: Judge Upholds Pennsylvania Voter ID Law; Opponents To Appeal, August 15, 2012



Now, the GOP's intent to suppress the votes of blacks, other minorities, the elderly, the young and the infirm is laid bare for all to see.


And this, people, is the real conspiracy to subvert our democracy.






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Betty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-15-12 10:51 AM
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1. How can this even be legal????
This is a fucking banana republic.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-15-12 01:11 PM
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2. Democrats should have passed a national voting bill when they had the chance.
The Republican desire to disenfranchise people is unamerican and disgusting.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-15-12 04:18 PM
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3. Filthy Republicans.
There is nothing good about a Tea Party Republican.
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