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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'   ( alternet.org) 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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2012-11-03 06:29:50 PM  
5 votes:
There's no point in acting all surprised about it. I'm sorry, but if you can't be bothered to take an interest in local affairs, that's your own regard
2012-11-03 10:18:46 PM  
2 votes:

hillbillypharmacist: skullkrusher: yeah, I get that this is contrary to the law but I just don't see it as a willful attempt to disenfranchise anyone because there is no way that this could help his team vs the other. I don't find it onerous, I don't find it a deliberate attempt to rig the election, I don't find all this terrible concern terribly convincing

Then why the hell would he change the rule? What's the motive? Caprice? Lulz?

SoS John Husted: I hate those damn libs! Damn them! They always foil my plans!
John Husted's Assistant: It's OK sir, I'm sure we'll win anyway.
SoS John Husted: First I tried to put Republicans in charge of what hours early voting was allowed in Democratic districts, but then the NY Times called me on it and I had to change it!
John Husted's Assistant: You did your best sir.
SoS John Husted: Then I eliminated early voting days just before the election, and they got an injunction! Pests!
John Husted's Assistant: Yes, but you stood strong, sir!
SoS John Husted: Damn right I did! I told that judge I was going to ignore him. But then he called me back to court to explain why I was ignoring a court order, and I had to allow early voting again. Bastard!
John Husted's Assistant: You win some and you lose some, sir.
SoS John Husted: This time I'll get them! I'll make a tiny change that is clearly illegal, but for which the consequences are so unclear and close to the day of voting they won't have time or motivation to fight me on it!
John Husted's Assistant: But sir, that won't actually accomplish anything.
SoS John Husted: I'll win! FINALLY, VICTORY WILL BE MINE! *gnashes teeth evilly*
John Husted's Assistant: Um, sir, it looks like they're going to fight this new change in court too.
2012-11-03 10:02:51 PM  
2 votes:

Bucky Katt: Are all the Republicans in Ohio rightwing shiat stains?

That is not a condition which stops at the Ohio border.

But more importantly, I have to congratulate skullkrusher because I haven't seen rightwing Republican shiatstains equivocate this hard since the Patriot Act was passed. Thanks for showing us all what side of liberty you're actually on, you useless piece of human refuse. You're either not smart enough to grasp why this is bad or you're knowingly spinning in the hopes your team wins the Big Game. Either way you're a waste of the time, space and oxygen you take up and I wish I could get to see your shiatty little face when you lose on Tuesday.
2012-11-03 09:32:06 PM  
2 votes:
The current procedure is a compromise. The original process was to have each form signed in triplicate, sent in, sent back, queried, lost, found, subjected to public inquiry, lost again, and finally buried in soft peat for three months and recycled as firelighters.
2012-11-03 08:11:08 PM  
2 votes:
Why are republicans so afraid of the will of the electorate?
2012-11-03 06:39:33 PM  
2 votes:
Yeah, Republicans are really allowing a free and fair election in Ohio.
2012-11-03 06:39:08 PM  
2 votes:
That's what you get when your Secretary of State is a Vogon. 

Be thankful they aren't protected by an Improbability Drive, but just a Somebody Else's Problem field.
2012-11-04 12:57:23 AM  
1 vote:

Genevieve Marie: Blue_Blazer: [t3.gstatic.com image 258x195]

Please do not associate one of my favorite bands with Fark Politics, lest you make me sad.

My bad, I love Tool as well; it was a highly appropriate and apolitical usage.

Or I could just go with:

Come down get off your farkin' cross, we need the farking space to nail the next fool martyr.
2012-11-03 11:52:28 PM  
1 vote:
Traitors fighting against American citizens.

Beat the shiat out of them.
2012-11-03 10:01:29 PM  
1 vote:
I'm sure it's entirely coincidental that he's a Republican.
2012-11-03 09:15:43 PM  
1 vote:
It's always suspicious when Republicans are openly in favor of additional regulation.
2012-11-03 08:49:55 PM  
1 vote:

dofus: Lemme guess... "Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted" is a Republican who has had this conversation with Romney any company:

Husted: "I might be able rig things to deliver Ohio"

Romney Camp: "That would be awesome"

H: "It's gonna cost. I want Secretary of State"

RC: "OK"

and here's how we'll do it: by disenfranchising the too-stupid-to-check-a-box demographic, historically a solidly Democratic voting bloc
2012-11-03 08:23:24 PM  
1 vote:
Hopefully, Ohio will be a forgone conclusion before November 17th.
2012-11-03 08:19:16 PM  
1 vote:

dookdookdook: Why are republicans so afraid of the will of the electorate?

Both sides know what is best for you.

The difference is that liberals want you to drink smaller sodas and breath clean air.

Conservatives want to define your morality and concentrate wealth and power in those that 'deserve' it.
2012-11-03 08:14:11 PM  
1 vote:
The Republicans must be pretty Goddamn confident that they can fix every election ever, because with crap like this being pretty much their MO for the entire election, I can't be the only one who would only ever consider voting Republican once every current member of the party is dead and buried in salted earth.

/and then only if I was drunk, stoned and lobotomized
2012-11-03 08:10:34 PM  
1 vote:
Apathetic bloody voters, I've got no sympathy at all.

/terrible ghastly noise
//terrible ghastly silence
2012-11-03 07:47:12 PM  
1 vote:

namatad: Do we need a 4th branch of government?

2012-11-03 06:29:27 PM  
1 vote:

BarkingUnicorn: Filling out that form is a "burden"?

Three days before an election? And imposed by a Tea Party Sec State who has a history of pushing voter suppression efforts? And in the most crucial swing state whom many believe was given to the Republicans in 2004 through fraud? Yeah, I don't get the big deal either.
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