Skip to comments.Is Ohio depriving Black Voters civil rights by using Jim Crow tactics
Posted on 07/16/2012 10:40:13 AM PDT by Kfobbs
Some Democrat leaders in Ohio are alarmed by the recent decision by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted to deep-six extended hours and weekend early voting for the period leading to the November general election. The liberal alarmists volume has been turned up by recently primary deposed Cleveland-based congressman Dennis Kucinich. He insists that the secretary of state must reverse his decision in order to insure that urban voters have a chance to vote. Kucinich believes that this would be a show of good faith and a vote for democracy.
Yet, it seems that the soon to be former congressman and his even more alarmist fellow north eastern democrat leaders are counting votes that are simply not reflected in recent voting patterns. In large Ohio counties like Cuyahoga, which is home to Cleveland, the last general election only garnered 1,400 early voters. In fact, according to the election boards records a mere few thousand voters availed themselves of the voting civil right in other primaries.
So the true move to eliminate this underutilized voting benefit seems to be more about how to best stretch cash strapped budgets than it is about depriving black and minority voters of their right to vote.
Yet, in what appears to be more about election year race bating than it does about guaranteeing African American voter rights, Warrensville Heights congresswoman U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge decided to ratchet up the non-existent issue by claiming this action taken was a deliberate move to shave points in the battle ground states anticipated close presidential election.
Well heres a novel thought, why dont Ohio democrat leaders get their voter donation collection jars together and offer to pay the costs for keeping all of the states county election offices open. They claim there is a highly principled...
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How are those welfare people going to be expected to get up and out of bed before the polls close?
Obama DESPERATELY needs to win Ohio.
If that means they cheat to get it, so be it.
democrats think blacks are stupid and can’t think for themselves. Of those who reflexively vote democrat, I believe they’re right.
If it's the "poor people" argument, don't they have lots of free time?
I guess the entire nation must have been under Jim Crow until the mid 1990's, because this early voting / extended voting hours crap has only been around about 15 years.
Let's continue this thread a bit. I'd go a bit further. Pass a law that states anybody presenting themselves at a polling place without a driver's license be arrested ON-THE-SPOT. The charge? Driving without a license. Come to think of it, no new law is needed.... it's already on the books of each and every state.
Slaves working the fields with Democrat Bull Conner as slave master.
Country->county. You only have to go a few miles, not 250 miles to Canada.
I think all this extra time is ridiculous. In the “olden days”, everyone voted on the same day - 1st Tuesday in November - and I would venture a guess that the percentage of people voting was a whole lot higher than it is now. The second time I voted eight of us went to the polling place riding on our neighbor’s tractor because the snow was too deep for our car, and this was in Kansas.
Karl, you RACIST DOG, you! Next thing you know, you'll be raving about a literacy test, proof of identity or citizenship, and restricting eligible African-Americans to one measly vote ... not to mention disenfranchising our neighbors (vecinos, actually) who have the matricula consular, EBT Cards, and an Ohio Driver's license or two. Or three..
Statistically speaking, this is also a very minor matter. Why in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Toledo, and Dayton, fraudulent voters are no more than what .. 15-20% of the vote? Lighten up. Can't we all just get along?