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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Black Panthers Intimidating Voters in Philadelphia

A report came from Philly that there were two members of the black panthers intimidating voters.  Apparently, one of them was brandishing a night stick while persuading voters not to vote for McCain.  A witness said he was told not to vote because “a black man was going to win this election no matter what.”  The panther also allegedly said that he was “tired of white supremacy.”

The police were called and the person with the nightstick was escorted from the polling place.

Update: Here’s a raw video, but it doesn’t have any of the initial allegations on it.

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Written by admin on November 4, 2008

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Republican Election Board Members Ejected in Philly

According to TownHall, GOP election board workers have been removed from several polling stations in Philadelphia.  Previously, a judge had ruled that the court-appointed workers could be removed from the boards due to their “minority” status.

If anything, a minority status should protect them from ejection even more.  The job of these individuals is to monitor and protect a fair election.  How can this be done if both parties are not properly represented?

Some of the cited precincts are: the 44th Ward, 12th and 13th divisions; 6th Ward, 12th division; 32nd Ward, Division 28.

Yes, Philadelphia is the same place that was in the news for potential fraud in 2004.  They had 2000 votes for Kerry before the polls were even opened.

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Written by admin on November 4, 2008

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Handicapped Man Forced to Vote For Obama in Georgia

This story is out of Albany, Georgia.  A handicapped man claims that he was escorted to the polls, without his family’s notification or permission.  Jack Justice attends the Adult Day Rehab Program of Primus Industries, and was taken to the polls.  The person assisting Justice would not cast the ballot for McCain, Justice’s choice for President.  Instead, Justice claims that his vote was cast against his wishes for Obama.

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Written by admin on November 1, 2008

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Obama Workers Withdraw 13 Illegal Ballots in Ohio

The New York Post is reporting that 13 campaign workers for Obama withdrew their registrations and ballots in Ohio.  It appears that the prosecutor’s kind reminder that temporary residents aren’t allowed to vote in Ohio prompted the withdrawal.  I guess the threat of a felony charge is a good motivator.

It’s a shame to see either side illegally moving votes to try to steal a battleground state.  It will be harder for the Obama camp to separate itself from this like it did with ACORN.  So far I have not seen anything come across the wire for McCain volunteers facing the same issues.

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Written by admin on October 25, 2008

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