Skip to comments.Ohio Voting Count 'Nightmare' Looms
Posted on 11/01/2012 12:17:45 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy
With the presidential election expected to hinge on Ohio, the states former secretary of state, GOP stalwart Kenneth Blackwell, is warning that a little-known change in the Buckeye States absentee-ballot process could lead to a nightmare scenario.
And that scenario could force the entire country to wait 10 days after the election to find out who will be the next president of the United States. Its a complicated situation, to say the least, but one that could have a far-reaching impact on the Nov. 6 election process.
For the first time in the key swing states history, Blackwell says, virtually all Ohio voters this year were mailed an application for an absentee ballot. In previous elections, most Ohio voters had to request an application for an absentee ballot to receive one.
The concern is that thousands of Ohio voters may complete the absentee-ballot application and receive an absentee ballot, but not bother to complete and mail in the ballot.
Anyone who is sent an absentee ballot including those who do not complete it and mail it in and later shows up at the polls on Election Day to cast their ballot in person will be instructed to instead complete a provisional ballot.
And under Ohio election law, provisional ballots cannot be opened until 10 days after an election.
I would just say that this is a potential nightmare-in-waiting, says Blackwell.
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How convenient. This is truly scary unless Romney has so many electoral votes, this won’t matter.
If true, then what hair brain or probably sneaky democrat pushed that election provision through.
B@stards all of them!
Seriously Ohio, I really don’t think this will be close and i really don’t think we will need you. I honestly think it is likely we have PA, MI, WI, NH, IA, CO, NC, FL, VA, NV. I expect we will have EV to spare so take all the time you need, as you won’t count anyway.
Well, we’ll let Ohio freak out over its provisional ballots while the election is already won by Romney taking a bunch of other toss-ups and leaners.
aaaand there’s the November surprise.
How the Republican Governor and other Republicans allowed this to happen is beyond me. I guess Ohio is become the crazy state that was Florida. Florida certainly has it’s act together.
ah.....vote twice and often....
This is total bull shit and should not be allowed.
we have PA, MI, WI, NH, IA, CO, NC, FL, VA, NV.
I think we will have FL, VA, IA and NC. NV, PA, MI and WI are no way voting for Romney enough to win. This WHOLE election will come down to CO which I have been saying for a long time.
There are 10’s of thousands of “D” ballots at the ready, to be dumped if necessary, and will reverse a Romney win, and/or, tie it up in Courts ad infinitum (think Franken in MN). Unions and the ACORN folks in OH are not above ANYTHING when it comes to vote fraud, especially in Cuyahoga County.
I also don’t trust postal workers to return ballots from Republican areas. Republicans should vote in person, not count on postal workers to get their vote in.
I disagree. I want Ohio.. and badly.
Our system is not trustworthy anymore.
I doubt many postal workers would be tempted to commit Mail Fraud for The Disaster.
Lets see.. The GOP has openly stated that given a majority, they would privatize the Post Office in a heartbeat!
Further, the PO is totally out of funds to pay for the union contracts for their retirees, and the GOP wants to forse the union to change the union agreements to reflect reality, thus lower the pay and retirement agreements..
This is a good change. We have something similar in VA. It stops people from voting twice. In the past all someone had to do is say they have changed their mind and were not voting AB. They would come in and vote and just sign a statement to that effect. The vote was cast immediately, which makes it impossible to undo. Then the AB ballot could be sent in and there could be a problem in resolving the two.
No this a Rep measure to prevent voter fraud.
Not to worry. Many of us didn’t ask for an absentee ballot. We prefer to go to the polls. Rest easy - Rommey will take Ohio. This state only went for obama in ‘08 because McCain was a lousy candidate. Mitt isn’t.