Ohio Voting Laws

Ohio is in preparation to start loosening its voting laws.  The AP is reporting that consensus is growing for adding early voting locations and easing voter identification laws.

Personally, I have never been a fan of early voting. Elections are dynamic and things often will come to light shortly before election day. Picture voting for a candidate early only to find out a large scandal about that candidate the day before election day. We have an election DAY, not an election week or election month.

I do not take issue with voter ID laws. You should be able to prove you are who you claim to be. It is not difficult to get identification. Everyone should have identification, even if they are not voting. It’s common sense! I know when I lived in Indiana that you could get free ID once the voter ID law passed. Transportation was even provided by many groups close to election day. If you cannot be bothered to get an ID, why are you bothering to vote?

It doesn’t matter how much effort is put towards stopping voter fraud, it will happen. A report from Wisconsin just today tells the story of a man who voted on behalf of his late wife. People like to claim that fraud never happens, but it does. Loosening laws put into place to protect the integrity of the vote will only make the issue worse.

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Written by admin on April 8, 2009

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Coin Flip Decides Mayor’s Race in Minnesota

WCCO reports that a mayoral race in Goodridge, Minnesota was decided by coin flip.  The town of 98 people had nobody file to enter the race for Mayor but incumbent Bob Homme and former Mayor Dave Brown were written in by residents.  Both nominees got 22 votes.

In lieu of recounting, they decided to let a coin toss decide the winner.  Brown won.

If only all politics could be this simple!

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Written by admin on November 7, 2008

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Obama Campaign Workers in Indianapolis Having Difficulty Getting Paid

Obama is already running into difficulties spreading the wealth.  WTHR in Indianapolis is reporting that some of the Obama campaign workers had difficulty getting paid yesterday.  Some are claiming they are being short changed on what they were told they would pay.  All had to wait past the time they were told they would be paid.  Many sounded upset.

Video is on the WTHR article.

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Written by admin on November 6, 2008

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2008 Ohio Issues – Calling a Couple

Just a couple Ohio initiatives that can be called.

Issue 6 – The Clinton Casino issue will fail.

Issue 5 – The Payday Lending issue will pass.

The “Battle of the Steves” is still undecided as of now.  I expect that this will be close and might not be called tonight.  Chabot is currently trailing Driehaus, but very few precincts have reported.  It’s too early to call this one.

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Written by admin on November 4, 2008

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McCain Loses Ohio – Obama Wins Election

It would take more than a miracle now, Ohio has been called for Obama.  As of 9:20PM, RWNJ is calling the 2008 Presidential election for Barack Obama.  Given the certainty of the non-battleground states, McCain is going to be unable to garner the 270 electoral votes necessary to win.

This certainly doesn’t appear to be the landslide that Obama had hoped for, but it will be a victory nonetheless.

As much as I disagree with Obama’s political views, I am not a sore loser, so let me be the first to say congratulations to President-elect Obama.

Don’t worry, RWNJ isn’t going anywhere.  I didn’t make the blog just for the election, I made it to share some of my views and passions for politics.  If anything a President that does not share my views will give me more to write about in the future.

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Written by admin on November 4, 2008

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