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  • Election Fraud? Obama Won More Than 99 Percent Of The Vote In More Than 100 Ohio Precincts

    11/12/2012 10:18:27 AM PST · by blam · 66 replies
    TAD ^ | 11-12-2012 | Michael Snyder
    Election Fraud? Obama Won More Than 99 Percent Of The Vote In More Than 100 Ohio Precincts By Michael Snyder November 11th, 2012 Barack Obama received more than 99% of the vote in more than 100 precincts in Cuyahoga County, Ohio on election day. In fact, there were a substantial number of precincts where Mitt Romney got exactly zero votes. So how in the world did this happen? Third world dictators don't even get 99% of the vote. Overall, Mitt Romney received 30.12% of the vote in Cuyahoga County. There were even a bunch of precincts in Cuyahoga County that...
  • Stat Analysis: Cuyahoga Early Vote Numbers Show Romney Cutting Obama 2008 Lead in STATE by 26%

    11/05/2012 7:20:23 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 32 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/5/2012 | Matthew
    Down 16% overall, down from 54,340 in 2008 to 45,337 this year-- down 9,007 or 16%. And most of the decline came from Democratic voters. The numbers show a huge increase in GOP voters here: Democrats: 127,741 53.36% or 89% of 2008 Republicans: 47,091 19.67% or 138% of 2008 Other: 64,544 26.96 or 78% of 2008 Total: 239,376 or 84% of 2008 Compare this with the 2008 results: Obama: 458,422 69.05% McCain: 199,880 30.11% Total difference: 258,242 If GOP voting is up 38% in just the early voting and the Republicans are better prepared for election day, they could narrow...
  • Strongsville City Councilman Patrick Coyne placed on paid leave from job at coroner's office

    09/20/2010 8:04:29 PM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 5 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | September 20, 2010 | Laura Johnston
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Strongsville City Councilman Patrick Coyne was placed on paid leave Monday from his $120,000-a-year job at the Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office. The move came three days after Hinckley real estate developer David T. Terry pleaded guilty to bribing Coyne with $20,000 two years ago. Coyne, however, has not been charged with a crime.
  • Joe Hallett commentary: Cuyahoga County scandal means more trouble for Democrats

    09/19/2010 4:04:24 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | September 19, 2010 | Joe Hallett
    Joe Hallett commentary: Cuyahoga County scandal means more trouble for Democrats Sunday, September 19, 2010 03:02 AM The Columbus Dispatch On Valentine's Day in 1998, Jimmy Dimora, chairman of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, stood at a podium and told 431 members of the party's executive committee that his sex life was just fine. "Boy, do I feel good today," Dimora brayed. "My wife took good care of me this morning." Turns out others have been taking care of the Italian Stallion, according to a 139-page federal indictment against Dimora unveiled last week in Cleveland. Quoting Dimora's wire-tapped conversations, the...
  • Jimmy Dimora at center of one of biggest local corruption cases in U.S. history

    09/16/2010 11:13:03 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 21 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | September 15, 2010 | Plain Dealer Staff
    It is a shocking and emblematic photograph that could be of New York City's Boss Tweed, 140 years later: Jimmy Dimora, the most powerful man in Cuyahoga County politics, led away in manacles to FBI headquarters, to federal court, and into infamy. But the picture painted by the 177 pages in indictments made public Wednesday against eight suspects -- including Cuyahoga County commissioner Dimora and two county judges -- is even more shocking, alleging what could be one of the biggest local political-machine corruption cases in recent U.S. history.It also, for the first time, implicates a second commissioner, Peter Lawson...
  • Jimmy Dimora taken from home in handcuffs

    09/15/2010 5:02:53 AM PDT · by neefer · 20 replies
    WEWS ^ | 9/15/2010 | WEWS News Staff
    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - Complete County Corruption Investigation Four FBI agents have entered the house of County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora Wednesday morning and took him away in handcuffs. NewsChannel5 saw the agents enter his Independence home and drive him away in handcuffs. The agents arrived in two vehicles and knocked on the door for a few minutes before someone eventually answered. The agents then entered the home, and left with Dimora in handcuffs. FBI spokesman Scott Wilson confirmed that they are making arrests this morning, but did not confirm if Dimora was arrested. Dimora is considered to be the top target...
  • Voter suppresion in Cuyahoga County?

    11/03/2009 7:14:54 AM PST · by Pessimist · 32 replies · 1,628+ views
    Vanity | 11/03/09 | Vanity
    I live in Brecksville, OH. - a tiny red dot within the otherwise uniformly blue Cuyahoga county. I woke up this morning eager to vote, but when I got to my usual polling place, there was no sign out by the street as there usually was. For a second I thought "did I get the day wrong?", but then I turned in anyway and was relieved to see that I hadn't. But when I got inside I found the table I always vote at was empty. ?? I asked a worker and was told they moved my boting location. I...
  • Ameritrust deal link to corruption case:2 figures cited in bribery plea involved in sale(Clev. Oh)

    07/19/2009 4:25:59 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 5 replies · 500+ views
    For four years, Cuyahoga County taxpayers have asked questions about the commissioners' controversial $40 million purchase and renovation of the Ameritrust complex downtown, questions that have grown louder since federal investigators revealed a massive government corruption probe a year ago. A Plain Dealer review of county records and federal plea agreements shows a lawyer and construction firm accused of paying bribes in several corruption schemes also played key roles in the purchase of the Ameritrust complex. The Ameritrust deal has been a debacle for the county. The involvement of lawyer Anthony O. Calabrese III and R.P. Carbone Co. in the...
  • Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora says GOP conspiracy behind corruption probe

    06/29/2009 9:26:04 PM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 61 replies · 4,266+ views
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer Online ^ | June 29, 2009 | Mark Puente/ Joe Guillen
    CLEVELAND -- Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora on Monday accused the U.S. Department of Justice of launching its local public corruption probe two years ago in a conspiracy with Republicans to undermine the Democratic turnout for Barack Obama. • Earlier version of story.Dimora said he and his lawyers will ask the Justice Department and Congress to investigate the motives behind the corruption probe, which became public last July when FBI agents raided the commissioner's home and office and the home and office of political ally Frank Russo, the county auditor. "This is a Republican-driven prosecution," Dimora said during a late-afternoon...
  • Sen. Tim Grendell introduces plan to reform Cuyahoga government, wants it on fall ballot - Cleveland

    04/07/2009 8:26:41 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 11 replies · 377+ views
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 04-07-09 | Aaron Marshall
    COLUMBUS -- A new plan to overhaul Cuyahoga County government would go before voters in November, under a bill introduced Tuesday by a powerful state senator. State Sen. Tim Grendell, a Chester Township Republican, wants to give voters a choice between the current, three-commissioner system and a new one composed of an elected county executive, two at-large county council members, five district council members, an elected financial officer and an elected prosecutor. Grendell's plan is a variation of one he floated last year that cleared the Senate before dying in the House. A different plan adopted by the House died...
  • Remove Cuyahoga Sheriff Gerald McFaul, GOP asks Gov. Ted Strickland (Cleveland Ohio)

    03/21/2009 3:45:34 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 14 replies · 1,152+ views
    blog.cleveland.com ^ | March 18, 2009 | various
    Sheriff Gerald McFaul *Democrat (*=lvd added) . Cuyahoga County Republicans have asked the governor to remove County Sheriff Gerald McFaul from office. "The need for McFaul to resign or be removed from office is now painfully apparent, yet not a single elected county officeholder has called for McFaul to step down," Republican Chairman Rob Frost said in a news release. "If the governor or his fellow Democrats will not act, the people of this county must take action." Frost called on Gov. Ted Strickland to remove McFaul for official misconduct. UPDATE: Amanda Wurst, a spokeswoman for Strickland, said the governor...
  • FBI executing search warrants in public corruption investigation

    07/28/2008 10:07:48 AM PDT · by EBH · 128 replies · 1,162+ views
    WTAM 1100 AM ^ | 07/28/2008 | By Darren Toms
    Cleveland) - Multiple search warrants are being executed across Cuyahoga County today by the FBI and the IRS. Cleveland Special Agent In Charge Frank Figliuzzi tells Newsradio WTAM 1100 it's part of a long-running public corruption investigation. Figliuzzi says the affidavit supporting the search warrant are sealed, so he cannot go into further details. Figliuzzi did say that it is a broad-ranging investigation looking at the highest levels of Cuyahoga County government. County Administrator Jim McCafferty confirms that the office of County Commissioner Jimmy DiMora was among those searched. DiMora's home was also searched, as was the home of Auditor...
  • 'Crossover' voters won't be investigated (Operation CHAOS in Cuyahoga County)

    04/02/2008 5:41:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 62+ views
    Columus Dispatch ^ | 4/02/08 | Mark Niquette
    FALSIFICATION QUESTION OVER PRIMARY 'Crossover' voters won't be investigatedWednesday, April 2, 2008 2:53 AM By Mark Niquette THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH No one who switched parties in last month's primary in Cuyahoga County will be investigated for possible prosecution, county election officials decided this week. And although the Ohio Democratic Party is satisfied with the current primary process in Ohio, the state GOP is willing to discuss whether to change state law before the next major primary in 2010. Thousands of voters statewide switched parties on March 4. Most were Republicans taking Democratic ballots to participate in that competitive presidential race....
  • Two Cuyahoga County election workers indicted in presidential recount

    08/30/2005 5:52:29 PM PDT · by darkangel82 · 20 replies · 1,312+ views
    wkyc.com ^ | Today | WKYC-TV
    CLEVELAND -- Two workers at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections have been charged with taking illegal short cuts in our local recount of last year’s presidential election. A libertarian candidate and one from the Green party made the original accusations, and today a grand jury agreed. Ballot supervisors Rosey Greer and Kathleen Dreamer each face six felonies. The shortcuts wouldn’t have changed the outcome of the election, but were not the way the recount should have been handled.
  • Blackwell Sued Over Cuyahoga Vote Tally

    11/27/2004 10:27:59 AM PST · by Bonaventure · 25 replies · 1,080+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | November 27, 2004 | James Ewinger
    A national nonpartisan voters' rights group has asked an Ohio court to reinstate nearly 8,000 provisional ballots ruled invalid in Cuyahoga County. The People for the American Way Foundation filed suit Friday in the 8th Ohio District Court of Appeals in Cleveland against Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell and the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. Last month, a federal appeals court ruled that Blackwell was correct in directing poll workers not to count provisional ballots cast outside voters' home precincts. That was only one of a flurry of conflicting court decisions at the federal and state levels. Cuyahoga had...
  • 8,099 of Cuyahoga County's (Cleveland) 24,472 provisional ballots ruled invalid

    11/23/2004 5:09:41 AM PST · by oberon01610 · 51 replies · 4,002+ views
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | November 23, 2004 | Diane Solov
    "The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections voted Monday to reject one out of three of the 24,472 provisional ballots cast in the Nov. 2 election. The bulk of the 8,099 invalidated ballots were determined to have been cast by nonregistered voters or registered voters who cast their ballots in the wrong precinct. Voters received provisional ballots at the polls on Election Day if their names did not appear on the voter rolls... As county elections workers stood watch over a hand truck bearing 10 boxes stuffed with invalidated ballots, an ensemble of lawyers, professors and others who were active in...
  • Cast Away (Voting in the Rain)

    11/13/2004 10:30:35 PM PST · by Founding Father · 7 replies · 693+ views
    The Village Voice ^ | November 9, 2004 | Tom Robbins
    Cast Away by Tom Robbins Voting in the Rain In one of the poorest corners of America, voters turned out in droves November 9th, 2004 12:30 PM EAST CLEVELAND, OHIO—On Election Day in Ohio, a group of church-going people concerned with basic moral values and their nation's well-being have assembled in the basement of their house of worship to try and help elect a president. There is Gladys Alexander, 75, a slim elderly woman with her gray hair tucked under a beige hat, who has spent the past week knocking on her neighbors' doors and urging them to get out...
  • Urban voters conservative values? Not in Cuyahoga County, Ohio

    11/02/2004 11:10:15 PM PST · by BucksCountyBushman · 1 replies · 111+ views
    11/3/04 | self11/3/
    Something smells funny in Cuyahoga, besides the river. County goes 67% to 33% for the Ketchup Man but only 53% to 47% against gay marriage. Kind of refutes all the propaganda I keep hearing about conservative values in the inner cities. Or maybe different voters for the Ketchup Man than for Harry & Bob? Something smells here.....
  • NYT: The Return of the 'Butterfly Ballot'

    10/29/2004 6:35:57 AM PDT · by OESY · 20 replies · 659+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 29, 2004 | Editorial
    Residents of Ohio's largest county, Cuyahoga, who are voting by absentee ballot this year have to solve a brainteaser. They were each given a ballot with candidates' names, arrows pointing to the right and small numbers. And they each got a punch card with hundreds of little boxes and a number inside each one. A voter is supposed to ignore the arrows on the ballot - which appear to be there by mistake - and punch out the chad in the box on the punch card whose number corresponds to the candidate selected. If, instead, the voter follows the arrow...
  • Smoking Out the Cuyahoga Fire Fable

    06/24/2004 3:35:14 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 8 replies · 250+ views
    NRO ^ | 6/22/04 | Jonathan H. Adler
    On June 22, 1969, just before noon, an oil slick and assorted debris caught fire under a railroad trestle on the Cuyahoga River. The fire attracted national media attention, including stories in Time and National Geographic. The image of a river ablaze seared into the nation's emerging environmental consciousness. Former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Carol Browner probably spoke for many Americans when she said "I will never forget a photograph of flames, fire, shooting right out of the water in downtown Cleveland. It was the summer of 1969 and the Cuyahoga River was burning." The Cuyahoga fire was a...
  • Myths surrounding Cuyahoga River fire 35 years ago

    06/18/2004 7:45:23 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 22 replies · 799+ views
    EurekAlert ^ | 6/17/04
    Once upon a time, June 22, 1969, a river started on fire. So begins the historical event that has turned into the fable of the Cuyahoga River burning. Fable? Yes, according to Jonathan H. Adler, Case Western Reserve University law pro fessor and director of the Environmental Law Center at the Case Law School, because the river portrayed as so polluted it would burn was, in fact, well on the way to improving its water quality. And fish, a bellwether of good water quality, were reported again swimming in the river at the time of the fire. As the 35th...
  • Cobbeldick The RIGHT Choice for 10th District Congress in Ohio...

    01/23/2004 10:51:32 AM PST · by bruce_cobbeldick_for_congress · 1 replies · 694+ views
    Internet ^ | 01/23/2004 | Bruce Cobbeldick
    Step Right Up The statesman speaks: You said I look like George W. Bush and I dressed in a sharp pin-striped suit ["The War at Home," December 10]. Great work -- if you were a fashion reporter. But candidate Ed Herman actually said, "At this stage of the game, all you have to do is be nice and not piss anybody off." His quote speaks volumes. Leadership isn't about trying not to piss people off. I have a platform. While Ed is practicing how to be a politician and say things that are politically expedient, I will continue to show...