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(AlterNet)   Starting Monday, provisional ballots in Ohio will be located in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying 'Beware of the Leopard'   ( divider line
    More: Scary, provisional ballots, Ohio, critical state, John G. W. Husted, Jr., election officials, impacts, glass, secretary of states  
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2012-11-06 02:51:16 AM  

3_Butt_Cheeks: turbocucumber: The more I read about U.S. elections, U.S. electoral law and what certain parties do to influence the outcome in their favor, the more the U.S. reminds me of certain "democratic" states in the former U.S.S.R.

Great analysis. I'm sure you have personal examples of other countries with better election processes right?

It's not the election process as such, although it's a rather antiquated one, I think. After all, it comes from the times of the founding of the U.S., and could maybe stand some modernization. I was thinking of the chaos in 2000, last minute changes in election rules like in the article simply meant to invalidate votes, and changes to voting laws clearly designed to prevent certain groups of people from voting. Then there was the discussion about the design of the ballots a few years ago, and the neverending story about voting machines. The U.S. are the only country I know of which uses voting machines, and it leads to discussions every time.

All this is not really worthy of a nation who is so proud of it's old democracy, I think.
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