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Wed Jul 11, 2012, 07:39 PM

Divide and conquer in action in Akron, Ohio

One of the ways the Republicans are working to suppress voter turnout in Ohio is by making it harder to cast a ballot. In 2008, Summit County used an off-site location for early voting, and tens of thousands of county residents took advantage of the convenience and extended hours.

Now, one of the "big issues" is to keep early voting at the tiny BOE, ensuring long lines and parking problems. It will save money, claim the Republican BOE members.

As the BOE has worked to push forward the Republican agenda to make voting more difficult, a small group of "BOE Watchers" began to attend meetings to let the Republicans know that their actions were being seen and noted. Yesterday, the BOE Watchers were surrounded by what I call stupid, angry white people who don't want "their tax dollars" wasted on making voting accessible.

I've included a link to the story in the Beacon Journal. Check out the photos. Look at the dignity of the BOE watchers and the people who don't want THEIR tax dollars wasted. Stupid, stupid, stupid. Easy access to early voting will make it easier for ALL Summit County residents to cast their votes this November.


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limpyhobbler Jul 2012 #1

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Wed Jul 11, 2012, 08:07 PM

1. Wow looks kind of tense in there.

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