Obviously Romney's GOTV was a failure, but there would not have been enough votes available south of 1-70 and east of US 23 to offset Obama's plurality in either of Franklin or Cuyahoga County. Demographics is destiny as said earlier. The Somali fraud could not have happened if they were not in the country in the first place.
They are tough people, and almost all the refugees from Somalia are military folks.
By reputation they are very, very rugged and stand their ground, and are used to being on top ~ back home. Their self-reliance has brought them together in several communities around the country so they show up as groups.
Guy across the street was a general. He was the fellow who gave orders to the Somali army to undertake an exercise in the South while the Ethiopian army came in the North and exterminated the AlQaida located there ~ it was a total surprise.
So, he's here. His kids are here. All his closest relatives are here too and some of them are probably in that photo we are asked to look at and imagine has folks up to vote fraud.
We need more information to come to that judgment.
Then there was another Somali general placed in a safehouse a couple of blocks away. Some Title 8 folks thought he'd like to give them his money and they came down here and kidnapped his daughter.
He kept his money and his daughter and they all went to prison ~ easy to catch after he got done with them ~ these people are TOUGH! Great neighbors.
Not all of them are Moslems ~ which is why the attempts by AlQaida and other Middle Eastern crazy guys to mislead their sons into going back over there to fight has been REPORTED by the elders to the FBI, etc.
I would expect that after 20 years residency, plenty of them are legitimate voters by now. They probably attracted the attention of the photographers because they are dressed up in traditional East African sari's.
Do they speak English? The adults I've met speak English and a couple of other languages ~ they go to school to learn the current world language ~ the ones working in the 7/11s also speak Spanish!
This may be difficult for some to accept, but there are third-world people who value voting so highly they put on their best clothes to go vote. They consider it a sacred duty.
We need to go to those folks and explain to them why they are God's own Republican voters.