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lees1975

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Sat Jun 8, 2024, 09:01 PM Jun 8

We may already be past the ability to have a free and fair election, and the GOP is going to try every cheat they can; [View all]

Last edited Sun Jun 9, 2024, 06:59 PM - Edit history (1)

https://signalpress.blogspot.com/2024/06/we-may-already-be-past-ability-to-hold.html

If you've been paying attention, you know that the Republican party is going to use every possible resource that it has to make sure the results of the 2024 election are not certified, and that somehow, they can cheat the constitution of its power to guarantee the American people the right to elect their own leaders. I'm not exaggerating. Go take a look at the collective record they're making as we head to the 2024 election.

The conservative, Republican legislature in the state of Ohio has already tried to figure out how to pass legislation to keep President Biden's name off the ballot by setting an earlier deadline for getting it there than the Democratic party will meet with the nomination at their Chicago convention this summer. That forced the Democrats, and the Biden campaign, to change their rules on how a nominee is named by the party, to make sure the official announcement meets Ohio's deadline. As far as I can tell, while that did ring some alarm bells and get some action, it was an "on our heels" kind of reaction.

These people are going to do everything they can, including cheat in every possible way, to avoid another Trump defeat at the ballot box. They think they can do it, and get away with it, because what they've seen so far, a conclusion with which I would concur, is that no one will hold them accountable.

Author's note: The following paragraph has been edited to reflect the incorrect assumption that the legislation passed in Ohio regarding the cutoff dates for party nominees was just recently passed. It it not new specific to this election, but what the legislature in Ohio has done is refused to waive the date for the Democrats, as they have done for both parties in the past. The early date requirement, however, is still a tool being used by a conservative legislature to make it more difficult for Democrats to get on the ballot.

The conservative, Republican legislature in the state of Ohio has already tried to use legislation passed earlier, regarding when names can be accepted for its Presidential ballot, to keep President Biden's name off the ballot by refusing to waive the deadline for getting it there than the Democratic party will meet with the nomination at their Chicago convention this summer. They have waived it in the past, when the Republican convention wouldn't meet the same deadline. That has forced the Democrats, and the Biden campaign, to change their rules on how a nominee is named by the party, to make sure the official announcement meets Ohio's deadline. As far as I can tell, while that did ring some alarm bells and get some action, it was an "on our heels" kind of reaction.
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Who is signalpress? gab13by13 Jun 8 #1
We need more than Elias doing this. lees1975 Jun 8 #3
Marc Elias is a regular on the Brian Tyler Cohen blogcast too. magicarpet Jun 8 #6
Thanks for the link. lees1975 Jun 8 #8
Share it far and wide. magicarpet Jun 8 #12
I know fully who Marc Elias is. I get his emails &read him on DemocracyDocket.com. I see nothing that ids him on this hlthe2b Jun 9 #21
Afraid this might prove profetic. magicarpet Jun 8 #2
You don't know you're in a dictatorship until it's too late. unblock Jun 8 #4
I'm sure the DOJ is all over it. Secretly of course. onecaliberal Jun 8 #5
Well, you see, the DOJ has to wait for a Congressional committee to complete an investigation... Think. Again. Jun 8 #10
Cheating is all they have. FalloutShelter Jun 8 #7
I absolutely agree, the rightwingers WILL be cheating in every way that cheating can happen... Think. Again. Jun 8 #9
It has been this arbitrary date set by the Ohio legislature. magicarpet Jun 8 #13
Yes, thanks, that's what I thought.... Think. Again. Jun 8 #14
duly noted lees1975 Jun 9 #22
They've been cheating since the "electoral college" was established. usonian Jun 8 #11
Never forget the bottom line here. calimary Jun 8 #15
That's why we have such strict policies in place Warpy Jun 8 #16
The Supremes are going to be Farmer-Rick Jun 8 #17
The DOJ has arrested many of the J6 foot soldiers, but none of the insiders (as in congress critters), flashman13 Jun 8 #18
I'm not Pollyanna, but... BadgerMom Jun 8 #19
I am a realist. PlutosHeart Jun 9 #20
I'm right there with you. lees1975 Jun 9 #23
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