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Judge orders change to Ohio provisional voting

Published: Mon, August 27, 2012 @ 7:07 p.m.

COLUMBUS (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Ohio to change its rules for counting provisional ballots to ensure that more of the votes can be cast in the upcoming presidential election.

At issue are requirements for when a poll worker is permitted to reject a provisional ballot, typically a ballot cast in the wrong precinct.

Federal judge Algenon Marbley said in a 61-page ruling today that advocacy groups have presented strong evidence that thousands of legally-registered voters will be deprived of their voting rights in November because of poll worker error.

Judge Marbley ordered Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted to issue new rules within 10 days making it harder for provisional ballots to be rejected.

A Husted spokesman said an appeal was likely.


1doubled(210 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Way to go, Judge.

US Constitution 1 - GOTP 0

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2IslandMike(764 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I love it. First Supreme Court Justice Roberts and now this. EAT IT REPUBS!!

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3southsidedave(5199 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

If poll workers have authority, the people have "lost" their right to vote. What would the Founding Fathers of our country say?

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4JoeFromHubbard(1815 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

This would be fine as long as the voters are properly registered and vote only once per election.

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5exlonghorn(45 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Somebody had to pick up the ball for ACORN!

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6IslandMike(764 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Still awaiting to hear the name of ONE person EVER arrested for voter fraud.

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7IslandMike(764 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Wow, for such a crime that is said to be such a MAJOR problem, no one can name a single person EVER convicted of voter fraud.

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8exlonghorn(45 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Prosecutors in South Bend, Ind., filed charges Monday against four St. Joseph County Democratic officials and deputies as part of a multiple-felony case involving the alleged forging of Democratic presidential primary petitions in the 2008 election, which put then-candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the Indiana ballot.

November 1, 2011 – 8 were arrested for absentee voter fraud in Madison County, Florida.
The case began when the Florida’s Division of Elections notified FDLE ad FBI that “an extraordinarily disproportionate amount of absentee votes,” had been cast in the District 1 school board race. The eight suspects were arrested on November 1, 2011.

7 Democrats Arrested in New York for actual Voter Fraud via Absentee Ballots
4 Plead Guilty while the other 3 opt for a trial. The group forged signatures on applications for absentee ballots and on the ballots themselves in a 2009 primary of the Working Families Party, which was affiliated with now-defunct community group ACORN.

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9cambridge(4150 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

littledick....you forgot this one.


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