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Ohio Voting Count 'Nightmare' Looms
Newsmax ^ | November 1 2012 | David A. Patten and Jim Meyers

Posted on 11/01/2012 1:24:27 PM PDT by STD

Newsmax Ohio Voting Count 'Nightmare' Looms Thursday,, November 1 2012 01:07 PM By: David A. Patten and Jim Meyers

With the presidential election expected to hinge on Ohio, the state’s former secretary of state, GOP stalwart Kenneth Blackwell, is warning that a little-known change in the Buckeye State’s absentee-ballot process could lead to a “nightmare scenario.”

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: civil; cw2; election2012; fraud; kennethblackwell; ohio; riots; robthevote; shtf; war Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: STD

Well, WE’LL JUST HAVE TO HOPE THAT ROMNEY SLAUGHTERS OBAMA SO BAD, NONE OF THIS WILL MATTER.


2 posted on 11/01/2012 1:27:43 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: STD

Wondering if this was a “ on purpose” move? Ohio is so important


3 posted on 11/01/2012 1:29:08 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: STD

So millions of people are going to show up and be told that they must cast a provisional ballot? THEN ten days later they are going to count them? Unless Romney takes enough other states to get over 270 EC votes, we won’t know the winner of the election for many more days.


4 posted on 11/01/2012 1:30:11 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: STD

P.S. Hopefully the people of Ohio will demand that their state representatives change this foolish law.


5 posted on 11/01/2012 1:31:15 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: STD

This is the kind of problematic complexity that’s added when you take a simple process (go vote) and make it “more
convenient”.

With very few exceptions, there is no reason for early voting, absentee voting etc...other than to muddy the waters of the result.


6 posted on 11/01/2012 1:33:09 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - Orwell)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

He’ll have to take most of the tossup states to make this moot.


7 posted on 11/01/2012 1:33:48 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: STD

If Romney can win Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin, he’ll have enough electoral votes to win regardless of Ohio.

In which case ‘rat challenges to the OH vote may simply disappear...


8 posted on 11/01/2012 1:33:50 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: STD

Will the Black Panthers supply poll watchers again?

... Oh sorry, that was Philly, not Ohio.

Nevermind.


9 posted on 11/01/2012 1:34:43 PM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (I am become Barry... destroyer of wealth)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
It's a little late for that. If this election hinges on Ohio, we should be prepared to get Al-Frankenated. God will ensure that Romney wins without Ohio. This is what we must pray for.

I know a salesman who travels the freeways of California on a daily basis. He said one day it dawned on him; NO OBAMA 2012 BUMPER STICKERS!!! Then he started looking for them amidst the sea of cars.. He says his daily count is 3 AT THE MOST ON HEAVY TRAFFIC DAYS, AND THIS IS IN CALIFORNIA!!!

10 posted on 11/01/2012 1:36:32 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: STD

Governor Kasich


11 posted on 11/01/2012 1:38:12 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: STD

The voting process had been corrupted on purpose. No one should even be able to get an absentee ballot unless their is no way that they can show up and vote in person. That is the way it used to be. And get rid of that early voting crap!. If we need more places to vote then provide them on election day.


12 posted on 11/01/2012 1:38:39 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Now we have to watch waste bins, dumps, and recycling centers to keep Democrats from scrounging the trash for votes.


13 posted on 11/01/2012 1:39:49 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us choices: convert or kill, submit or die.)
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To: STD
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. It’s a complicated situation, to say the least, but one that could have a far-reaching impact on the Nov. 6 election process.

Meanwhile, planeloads of democrat slip and fall lawyers descend upon Ohio inventing hanging chad type complaints to desparately try to steal a close one.

14 posted on 11/01/2012 1:43:21 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Personal Responsibility

“With very few exceptions”

The legitimate ones in my opinion are:

1. legal inability to show up, say you’re in the military and can’t go home without being AWOL;
2. physical inability, and I’m talking iron lung, not trick knee;
3. or possibly religious inability, say the goat god Pan won’t let you hold pencils on Tuesday’s.


15 posted on 11/01/2012 1:44:16 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Personal Responsibility

“With very few exceptions”

The legitimate ones in my opinion are:

1. legal inability to show up, say you’re in the military and can’t go home without being AWOL;
2. physical inability, and I’m talking iron lung, not trick knee;
3. or possibly religious inability, say the goat god Pan won’t let you hold pencils on Tuesdays.


16 posted on 11/01/2012 1:44:44 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

We have to pray that it’s a rout. (I believe it will be), but can you imagine 2000 all over again with the current political atmosphere?

We’re talking tanks in the street


17 posted on 11/01/2012 1:46:01 PM PDT by BuckeyeGOP
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To: Blood of Tyrants

It wasn’t a law, it was an error by our Sec State who sent absentee ballot applications to almost all voters instead of just those requesting them.

That said, I think this whole fear is overblown. The only people having to vote provisionally are those who REQUESTED absentee ballots but then go to the polls to vote. That is no different than in previous years.

The fact that more people requested absentee ballots could make for a rise in provisionals, but a lot of people wait until the last minute to send in their absentee ballots.


18 posted on 11/01/2012 1:46:02 PM PDT by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: Revel

Some people like me travel as part of their business. Sometimes people cannot be in their hometown on election day.

Early voting gives those people a chance to vote as well as increasing voter turnout overall.

Its a good thing. Who cares how people vote, as long as they only vote once.


19 posted on 11/01/2012 1:46:21 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
God will ensure that Romney wins

Only if the judgement time is over, and His people have turned their faces to Him and asked for mercy.

20 posted on 11/01/2012 1:48:00 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: STD

BFLR


21 posted on 11/01/2012 1:54:06 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: STD

BFLR


22 posted on 11/01/2012 1:54:06 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: driftdiver; Revel

True, and sometimes travel is last minute. Nothing like being told at 3:00pm to fly out first thing the next day and come back when it’s fixed.


23 posted on 11/01/2012 1:55:32 PM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: gotribe

I want everyone to calm down. If you send in the application, they will send you an absentee ballot, and keep track of that. I think we’ll know before we go to bed Tuesday night - or early Wednesday morning. Thankfully, this time we have a Republican SOS. If Strickland and his ilk were still in office - then I would worry.


24 posted on 11/01/2012 1:56:56 PM PDT by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: BuckeyeGOP

Yep, the left has polarized everyone as much as they possibly can. Racial division is worse than I can ever remember even reading about.
And I know for certain that leftists would love nothing more than to see the gov’t “crack down” on people who oppose them.


25 posted on 11/01/2012 1:58:22 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: pollywog

Nothing in politics happens by accident.


26 posted on 11/01/2012 1:59:47 PM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: gotribe

This is what I’m saying. I wonder if people read the whole article:

Explains Blackwell: “So they go to the polls and say, ‘I want my ballot.’ And [poll workers] say, ‘Oh, we see you applied for an absentee ballot.’ The voter says, ‘Oh, I changed my mind.’ And they say, ‘That’s well and good, but we have to guarantee that you don’t vote twice. You have to fill out a provisional ballot.’

This only applies if one requests an absentee ballot and didn’t return it. They have a record of who requested one. Stop the hysteria! We have to show ID to vote in OH - at least I’ve always had to for all the years I’ve voted.


27 posted on 11/01/2012 2:02:39 PM PDT by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: pollywog

Of Course it on purpose. This gives Democrats 10 days to figure out how many votes they need to beat Romney, then produce them.

Maybe it’s time for Civil unrest when they are dead in your face with a farce like this.


28 posted on 11/01/2012 2:10:41 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: STD
With the presidential election expected to hinge on Ohio,

No presidential race hinges on a single state.
29 posted on 11/01/2012 2:14:10 PM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, Forever in Rebellion.)
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To: gotribe

That is not the way the article reads. I read this

“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.”

Is it wrong and co you have a link to something that would prove it?


30 posted on 11/01/2012 2:23:34 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: gotribe

P.S. Was your SoS elected with help from Soros’ Secretarty of State Project?


31 posted on 11/01/2012 2:24:45 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: gotribe

P.S. Was your SoS elected with help from Soros’ Secretary of State Project?


32 posted on 11/01/2012 2:25:15 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: gotribe

Never mind, I see that it was just APPLICATIONS for absentee ballots that were sent out, and that only 350,000 of those who had requested absentee ballots had not sent the ballots back in.


33 posted on 11/01/2012 2:28:07 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

RCP has Obummer up by 14 points in California. I am not holding my breath for California.


34 posted on 11/01/2012 2:30:24 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

why would the moronic SOS push for this unnecessary complicated idiocy?
All to “reduce long lines”?
Yet people can camp overnight for the latest Iphone or “Black Friday” deals. Pathetic.


35 posted on 11/01/2012 3:01:49 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America; gotribe; Catsrus; Blood of Tyrants

Residents of Ohio who applied for an absentee ballot ...

ONCE YOU HAVE APPLIED FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT, YOU MUST EITHER GET IT TO THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OR VOTE BY PROVISIONAL BALLOT.

If you never received the ballot, you should go tomorrow, Friday, November 2, 2012, to your county board of elections and find out what you can do, UNLESS YOU ARE CERTAIN that you know what to do from information available in the newspapers / your local library / you had good luck reaching the county board of elections on the phone.

If you did not already send in your ballot via U.S.P.S., then you may hand deliver your ballot to your county board of elections.

If you still wish to mail your absentee ballot, it will require 65 CENTS U.S. postage and must be postmarked no later than NOVEMBER 5, 2012 and received by your county board of elections by November 16, 2012. YOU CANNOT USE A POSTAGE METER “STAMP.”

YOU MAY NOT RETURN YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT TO A POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION DAY.

If you do not mail nor hand deliver your absentee ballot to your county board of elections, and you still wish to vote, you MUST vote using the provisional system at your polling place on the day of elections, November 6, 2012.

To vote a provisional ballot at your polling place, you will need to bring along your Ohio driver’s license or a copy of a current (within the last 12 months) utility bill, bank statement, government check, military ID, paycheck or other government document (other than a voter registration notification mailed to you by your county board of elections) that SHOWS YOUR NAME AND CURRENT ADDRESS.

YEAH, now you get it:

ONCE YOU HAVE APPLIED FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT, YOU MUST EITHER GET IT TO THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OR VOTE BY PROVISIONAL BALLOT.


36 posted on 11/01/2012 5:17:44 PM PDT by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: First_Salute

bttt


37 posted on 11/01/2012 5:36:35 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Ohio had a Dem SoS Soros disciple from 07-11. She ran for Senate and lost the Ohio D primary.
The current SoS is Republican Jon Husted.
Ohio also has a Republican governor John Kasich.

I’m not too worried about Ohio being Frankenated.


38 posted on 11/01/2012 5:45:34 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: Personal Responsibility
GAWD!...I agree!....Make it a Federal holiday if we must...That's 98% of the population...the others (police, firefighters, what ever have a week to vote BEFORE the election!!
39 posted on 11/01/2012 9:30:23 PM PDT by M-cubed
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