Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ohio's 200,000

I know it is a little late, but here is the link to the story about the fraudulent voter registrations in Ohio (NB to Smallholder: The registrations were already found to be potentially fraudulent because they did not match any records in the state's database). From the story at Fox News:

In an unsigned order, the high court ruled that it could not say whether Ohio was properly enforcing the Help America Vote Act. However, it said the Ohio GOP doesn't have the standing to file the suit.

"They didn't deal with the merits of the case," said Ohio GOP Chairman Bob Bennett. "What they dealt with was a technicality on whether we had standing or not to bring the action."

"We are very pleased that the court recognized that this was an illegal challenge on the part of the Republicans," [Ohio Secretary of State Brunner] said.

She said the office would have found a way to comply, but there were risks that qualified voters would have been disqualified.

"I think it's an unfair tactic to subject voters to this kind of uncertainty and anxiety this close to such an important election," she said.

Uncertainty and anxiety? If we still used typewriters, I would accuse the Ohio SecState of huffing white-out.

Which is better? eliminating a few legitimate registrations/votes, or allowing nearly a quarter of a million illegitimate registrations/votes? This is just ammunition for a court fight should the election come out against Dear Leader: "Hey, we found all these registrations, and these people were not permitted to vote! Disenfranchisement! Election-stealing! Recount! Recount!"

Currently, the Department of Justice is being asked to investigate in the wake of the Supreme Court's siding with the Ohio SecState.

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