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Supreme Court allows early voting in Ohio
thehill.com ^ | 10/16/12 | Sam Baker

Posted on 10/16/2012 11:47:51 AM PDT by Justaham

The Supreme Court said Tuesday that early voting can proceed in Ohio — a major victory for President Obama.

In a one-sentence order with no explanation, the court rejected Ohio Republicans' efforts to block early voting three days before Election Day. The court left in place a lower court's ruling that said early voting had to be available to all Ohioans — not just military personnel.

Democrats initiated the legal battle over Ohio's early voting policy after state officials decided to eliminate three days of early voting that were offered in 2008. Minorities, who traditionally favor Democrats, often take advantage of early voting.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: 2012; earlyvoting; elections; supremecourt; voterfraud

1 posted on 10/16/2012 11:47:55 AM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Oh, “minorities” like early voting, do they? Well, whatever they want, then.


2 posted on 10/16/2012 11:51:29 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Justaham

Seems like they left the Ohio Law in place which provided for early voting by all rather than just the military.


3 posted on 10/16/2012 11:55:13 AM PDT by deport
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To: Justaham

The next Congress should introduce and pass legislation that any person who commits voter fraud, ie voting more than once, under the wrong name, without being registered or without being a citizen, would forever forfeit any federal assistance including social security and medicare.

Some people will say this is harsh but no one accidentally commits voter fraud. It is always and intentional affirmative act. Not a crime of passion.


4 posted on 10/16/2012 11:56:12 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

Make it a capital offense.


5 posted on 10/16/2012 11:59:05 AM PDT by Quickgun (Second Amendment. The only one you can put your hands on.)
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To: Quickgun

It will be hilarious if barky successfully steals Ohio but loses blue states like MI and PA


6 posted on 10/16/2012 12:07:32 PM PDT by rhinohunter
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To: Justaham

I’ve been voting early in California for two years. It’s called the absentee ballot. I’m mailing mine in today, thus making me immune to any further inane political ads, deceptive polls, and the media spin weasels.


7 posted on 10/16/2012 12:08:45 PM PDT by Tar and Feathers (http://tarandfeathersusa.wordpress.com/)
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To: Justaham

The Clintons follow his orders. The majority of the SC follows his orders. The media follow his orders. This is one powerful dude we’re up against.


8 posted on 10/16/2012 12:09:59 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Justaham

Meh. I voted early for Romney and Ryan. If you can vote early, do it.


9 posted on 10/16/2012 12:12:48 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: Tublecane

“Oh, “minorities” like early voting, do they? Well, whatever they want, then.”

And this time it is at the expense of our Military Men.


10 posted on 10/16/2012 12:15:15 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Uncle Slayton
And this time it is at the expense of our Military Men.

Not so. Our military men and women still get the 3 days of early voting. The Supreme Court's (unanimous) ruling only means that civilians get the same right.

11 posted on 10/16/2012 12:28:10 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Justaham

Sorry folks, but as far as I’m concerned if you can’t vote on election day too bad. That is unless you live out of state or are a member of our military. I liked it better back in the old days. You made the effort to vote on election day. In all my years I’ve never had an employer tell me I can’t leave for a little while so I could vote.


12 posted on 10/16/2012 1:00:31 PM PDT by animal172 (Go Paul Ryan. Chew 'em up and spit 'em out.)
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To: Quickgun

No, because there are too many Democrats intercepting ballots and voting on them or filling them in for the elderly with dementia and the disabled. You can’t risk killing innocent people over voter fraud.


13 posted on 10/16/2012 1:16:52 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: popdonnelly

Some day one of the following two things will happen:

- Some major gigantic scandal will break about a Republican candidate two weeks before election day, but he will still win on the basis of all of the early votes that were cast for him before the story came out

OR

- a Democrat candidate will die close to the election but tens of thousands of Democrats will have already cast their votes for him.

And suddenly the Democrat Party will do a 180, whine, cry, stomp their feet and declare that early voting is “unfair”.


14 posted on 10/16/2012 1:46:00 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Truth is a Weapon

Okay, though SS fraud and Medicare fraud are not infinitely harder to pull off than voter fraud. A little harder, given the insanity of voter registration laws, but not prohibitively so.


15 posted on 10/16/2012 1:52:30 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: animal172

Whaddya mean, if you live out of state? Then register wherever you live. If you live out of country, then don’t vote.


16 posted on 10/16/2012 1:54:20 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Tublecane

Should have been a little clearer. I was refering to those who are residents of a state, but out of that state during the election. My better half is a travel nurse. We are usually in one place for 1-3 months. When we are out of Tennessee we vote absentee.


17 posted on 10/16/2012 2:42:52 PM PDT by animal172 (Go Paul Ryan. Chew 'em up and spit 'em out.)
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To: Tublecane

stop this madness of early voting, the left loves it so they can keep voting early and often.


18 posted on 10/16/2012 5:21:42 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: animal172

my thoughts too.

If blacks and hispanics don;t like getting in longer lines then tough crap, most have no idea what they;re voting for anyway , but saying that neither does most of the left.

Go back to how it used to be, eevryone makes that effort on election day, thus cutting out the vote early and often which the left loves to do


19 posted on 10/16/2012 5:24:31 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Tublecane

I live in England, due to family obligation. I am NOT giving up my rights as a US citizen to vote that scumbag Obama out of office. You dig? I want a decent, proud America to come home to. I have 6 revolutionary war Ancestors who fought to establish the USA — and I will not have my vote vested interest in the USA by a bunch of illegal aliens without having my vote count.


20 posted on 10/16/2012 11:09:02 PM PDT by gemoftheocean (...geez, this all seems so straight forward and logical to me...)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

While on the doll of the Government it is not a particularly honest policy to have any man voting. As one is in essence paying one self from the unwilling pocket of others.

I think at the very minimum there should be 2 mutually exclusive lists:
1: The welfare list.
2: The voter list.

If you want to be one one list you have to be off the other.


21 posted on 10/16/2012 11:21:35 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: gemoftheocean

No, I don’t dig, and it is not your right; it is a privilege extended under various preconditions. Absentee voting should be for those who can’t legally, physically, or religiously can’t show up on the proscribed day. Extending it to people who choose to live overseas and aren’t willing to fly back is early voting for convenience and wrong.


22 posted on 10/16/2012 11:29:41 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: animal172

Travel nurses may or may not stay in one place long enough to register; I guess it depends. Where I live all you have to do is have someone vouch for you on election day. I say your better half should register where they work, fly back for election day, get a new job, or not vote. That is the price for having an election day. Early voting should be for need, not convenience.


23 posted on 10/16/2012 11:33:45 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Lurking Libertarian

Not to pick nits, but it’s the same OPPORTUNITY, there is no right to vote; and I’d argue there should [again] be some restrictions.

At least I can understand the reason for military folk (they frak their voting up ALL the time down here [FL]); I cannot see the same for civilians.


24 posted on 10/17/2012 8:06:02 AM PDT by i_robot73
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To: Truth is a Weapon

Good law.


25 posted on 10/17/2012 8:58:57 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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