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Ohio secretary of state: Why is the Obama campaign only suing us?
Reuters ^ | July 19, 2012 | Eric Johnson

Posted on 07/19/2012 7:29:14 PM PDT by Red Steel

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said on Thursday that a federal lawsuit filed against him by President Obama’s campaign and other Democrats is “misguided” and will lead to “confusion and the undermining of confidence in the election system.”

The Obama campaign and the Ohio and national Democratic parties on Tuesday filed the lawsuit against Husted and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, both Republicans, seeking to reinstate in-person absentee voting for all Ohioans during the three days preceding November’s voting contest. Military voters and their families are exempt from the restriction, a distinction the campaign argues is unconstitutional.

“This lawsuit seeks to treat all Ohio citizens equally under the law,” said Bob Bauer, an attorney for Obama for America.

Husted would not comment on the political calculus behind the lawsuit but asked rhetorically: “Why isn’t it a problem in the 49 other states where they do the same kinds of things?”

Husted said there is no undue burden on Ohioans casting ballots and said the change, which was enacted last year, was made to synchronize the voting windows across all Ohio counties. Previously in Ohio, the local elections boards decided which days to stay open prior to a voting contest.

“Any Ohioan can start voting in person starting 35 days out before the election and for the first time ever we are sending every registered voter in the state an absentee ballot application in early September,” Husted told Reuters. “We are doing a lot of things to expand opportunities [to vote] while at the same time protecting the integrity of the system. You need those last few days for the board of elections to synchronize the voting file so you know people only voted once.”

A senior Democratic official in Ohio called the ban voter suppression but rejected the idea

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama

1 posted on 07/19/2012 7:29:18 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Sounds like Ohio is on the right track. Stop voter fraud and you stop the democrats in their tracks


2 posted on 07/19/2012 7:32:13 PM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Red Steel

Confusion and chaos are the leftist’s allies. Obama is setting up another election crisis.


3 posted on 07/19/2012 7:34:57 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Red Steel

Has there ever been another President who has sued so many states?


4 posted on 07/19/2012 7:36:24 PM PDT by funfan
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To: funfan

Is it legal for a President to sue States? Isn’t that Congress’ jurisdiction? WTF and WhyTF is anyone putting up with this treasonous sh!thead?


5 posted on 07/19/2012 7:37:57 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Red Steel
undermining of confidence in the election system
Mugabe and Chavez would approve.
6 posted on 07/19/2012 7:38:30 PM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugabez))
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To: John O

I know this is going to sound very bizarre, but I am beginning to think that Obama does not want to win re-election. Look at all he is doing and is saying. It seems to me he wants to get the hell out of D.C. and will do whatever it takes to do so. He is pissing everyone off. . business owners, Catholic Church, anti-war movement, black pro-lifers, black anti-gay forces, and the list goes on and on. I may be way off base, but I think he wants to lose.


7 posted on 07/19/2012 7:38:39 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Red Steel; All

for the first time ever we are sending every registered voter in the state an absentee ballot application in early September,”
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That makes me a little nervous.


8 posted on 07/19/2012 7:39:55 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Red Steel
It's because Ohio is pivotal for Ubama.

If he wins it, he is going to win the election.

If he loses it, he loses.

9 posted on 07/19/2012 7:40:07 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
To elaborate, everyone wonders why there is so much 'division' in Congress. BECAUSE DEMOCRATS HAVE BECOME A THREAT TO OUR REPUBLIC BY TRANSFORMING INTO SOCIALISTS, that's why! If we didn't have a Socialist President, the States wouldn't take the actions they're taking. Would Arizona have passed their SB1070 had we not had a Socialist/Marxist in office who refuses to uphold federal law?

GET REAL, AMERICA. 'DIVISION' IS CAUSED BY AN INSURGENT ENEMY, FOREIGN TO OUR CONSTITUTION!

11 posted on 07/19/2012 7:43:02 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

It’s because Ohio is pivotal for Ubama.
If he wins it, he is going to win the election.
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Not necessarily. Romney can lose Ohio and still win. Especially since now it looks like Romney could carry FL, MI, WI, IA, NH, IN, IA, and they’re saying PA is a possibility for Romney.


12 posted on 07/19/2012 7:43:26 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Mr. Wright

I disagree with you 100%. It seems to me he is blinded by narcissism and his inner circle are equally blinded by the aura. But that aside, this push to sue the states is an effort to sow chaos in battleground states if and when things don’t come up roses on election day. Lots of practice runs of these techniques have already played out in previous elections. The 11th hour “ballot flood” in Bridgeport, Ct to name one example.


13 posted on 07/19/2012 7:44:05 PM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: pistolpackinpapa
I said it was pivotal for Ubama, not Rodney.

With all the Eric Holder's people in Toledo and Cincinnati and Cleveland, it is a bellwether for how well the Democrat election fraud machine is working.

Almost every single black precinct in those cities turns in more ballots than it has registered voters.

15 posted on 07/19/2012 7:51:04 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Red Steel
“confusion and the undermining of confidence in the election system.”

I think that's exactly what they want.

If the election turns out to be as close as it looks right now they may figure they can "Al Franken" Obama into a second term if they can create enough FUD to get the courts involved.

16 posted on 07/19/2012 7:55:55 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

“...for the first time ever we are sending every registered voter in the state an absentee ballot application in early September”

What the Hell?? What an invitation to outright voter fraud.


17 posted on 07/19/2012 7:57:21 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Red Steel

How many states are being sued by the Federal Government?

Now that I think of it how many lawsuits has Obama filed against states, cities counties?

Including the DOJ, EPA etc ...... (the usual suspects)

A list of states, cities and counties being sued by Obama would be nice.

Besides a good ad put together for TV would get Americans thinking, wow we are paying them and they are suing us?

A list of businesses being sued would be nice. I think that would be in the thousands of lawsuits from the EPA alone.

(I think the EPA gives money to green companies to file lawsuits against them and turn around and file lawsuits against companies, contractors etc,not sure how this works out)

The GOP should run TV commercials in “swing states: listing the lawsuits the Federal Government filed against the state, businesses etc... and pointing out its slowing down growth and using the state tax payer money to file lawsuits against them!

Just a thought.


18 posted on 07/19/2012 8:08:07 PM PDT by tangchung
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I understand. But, you said if Obama wins Ohio, he wins the Election. I was just pointing out that that is not necessarily so. Obama can win Ohio and Romney can still win the Election.


19 posted on 07/19/2012 8:08:44 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Red Steel
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said on Thursday that a federal lawsuit filed against him by President Obama’s campaign and other Democrats is “misguided” and will lead to “confusion and the undermining of confidence in the election system.”

That's the entire reason for the lawsuit.

20 posted on 07/19/2012 8:13:48 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: John O
Stop voter fraud and you stop the democrats in their tracks.

Was fairly certain that mass voter fraud was occurring in Kalifornia. Was one of many reasons why I left the state. Do no even want to live with people that condone voter fraud. The last two elections in Kalifornia I could not find out where my correct polling place was located. They moved it without telling me after years of voting at the same polling place. Found that out the hard way and then the next election I used their web site to find the new polling place and the new place did not have me on their lists.

21 posted on 07/20/2012 1:57:34 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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