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Jane Eyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-05 08:34 PM
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6. It should be a federal case, IMO
I am aware of the federal appellate court ruling which took place on October 23 regarding the Ohio provisional vote challenges. This basically stated that jurisdiction meant precinct, not county, and the Democrats did not pursue it further.

This time COULD be different. The Democrat-controlled state legislature is letting it be known that the laws they wrote meant that these provisional votes could be counted. There is already little love lost between the General Assembly and the Republican Supreme Court which has blatantly tried to redistrict Democrats out of office.

Early voters almost always vote out of precinct. In Charlotte/Mecklenburg County, voters who vote early have special voting machines which program the correct ballot for each voter individually. Election Day voters do not have the advantage of having these special voting machines, so people who show up in the wrong precinct cast a provisional ballot and automatically have some of their votes invalidated when the candidates do not match those in the the person's correct jurisdiction. A very good argument could be made that more affluent voters have access to transportation and tend to vote early, whereas those who depend upon public transportation vote on Election Day and are not afforded the same privileges that more affluent out-of-precinct voters have.

There is also the issue that these votes have already been counted, and the voters were told that their votes counted after they followed all the instructions given to them by officials.
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