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Hundreds Register And Cast Their Ballots After State, Federal Courts Uphold Early Voting

 

(CBS/AP) Voters in this crucial swing state began casting absentee ballots Tuesday, after state and federal courts upheld a ruling that allows residents to register and vote absentee on the same day during the first six days of voting.

 

Backed by the state Supreme Court and two federal judges, Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, a Democrat, is allowing new voters to register and cast an absentee ballot on the same day from Tuesday through Oct. 6.

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/09/30/politics/main4490050.shtml

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Hundreds Register And Cast Their Ballots After State, Federal Courts Uphold Early Voting

 

(CBS/AP) Voters in this crucial swing state began casting absentee ballots Tuesday, after state and federal courts upheld a ruling that allows residents to register and vote absentee on the same day during the first six days of voting.

 

Backed by the state Supreme Court and two federal judges, Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, a Democrat, is allowing new voters to register and cast an absentee ballot on the same day from Tuesday through Oct. 6.

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/09/30/politics/main4490050.shtml

 

 

Is this how Obama carries Ohio?

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With how close Ohio was in '04 and how close it is to be this election, it may very well be how he carries Ohio.

 

McCain cannot win without Ohio.

 

I agree; also add Florida and Virginia to that list that McCain cannot win without.

 

 

It seems that in any state with a large number of new voters, it is a plus for the Democrats

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With how close Ohio was in '04 and how close it is to be this election, it may very well be how he carries Ohio.

 

McCain cannot win without Ohio.

 

I think Obama will carry Ohio now b/c of this unless strong Democrats just can't vote for him. That's McCain's only shot now IMO. It should be interesting.

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I think Obama will carry Ohio now b/c of this unless strong Democrats just can't vote for him. That's McCain's only shot now IMO. It should be interesting.

Ohio has one of the better (if not the best) GOP grassroot campaigning machines and the last election was decided by a really small margin.

 

With Ohio's relatively large campus population (a demographic that characteristically does not vote, but heavily leans for Obama), this might be enough to tilt the state for the Dems. In other words: game, set, match, Barack Obama.

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These people only need their name, address, date of birth, and last four digits of social security number. The clerks registering have no way of verifying the information or checking weather the person has the right to vote.

 

Yet the ballots of our overseas servicemen and women are routinely not counted.

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Ohio has one of the better (if not the best) GOP grassroot campaigning machines and the last election was decided by a really small margin.

 

With Ohio's relatively large campus population (a demographic that characteristically does not vote, but heavily leans for Obama), this might be enough to tilt the state for the Dems. In other words: game, set, match, Barack Obama.

 

There is no need to have an election if in Ohio for 5 days in October the Democrats and ACORN are bringing people in by the bus loads to vote and it can't be guaranteed that they are who they say they are. Also, it's a bit dissapointing that people who are too lazy or haven't cared to register before can go and do everything in one day to decide who wins the election. Why are there busses outside of all major colleges in the state deciding the election in October?

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There is no need to have an election if in Ohio for 5 days in October the Democrats and ACORN are bringing people in by the bus loads to vote and it can't be guaranteed that they are who they say they are. Also, it's a bit dissapointing that people who are too lazy or haven't cared to register before can go and do everything in one day to decide who wins the election. Why are there busses outside of all major colleges in the state deciding the election in October?

 

I am in no way saying what Obama is doing is illegal, but it just reaffrims the crookedness of politics.

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I am in no way saying what Obama is doing is illegal, but it just reaffrims the crookedness of politics.

 

He himself isn't, but I'd be willing to bet everything that the good people of ACORN are. Oh yeah, he's donated how much to them?

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These vote CANNOT be counted or even looked at until after the polls close on Election Day. The date that one had to be registered to recieve an absentee ballot was changed. If there are any issues with the registration of the people that turn in absentee ballots, the vote cannot be counted unless the registration is verified.

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These vote CANNOT be counted or even looked at until after the polls close on Election Day. The date that one had to be registered to recieve an absentee ballot was changed. If there are any issues with the registration of the people that turn in absentee ballots, the vote cannot be counted unless the registration is verified.

 

Who's doing the varifying of over 300,000 potential voters that don't have to show proper ID?

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These vote CANNOT be counted or even looked at until after the polls close on Election Day. The date that one had to be registered to recieve an absentee ballot was changed. If there are any issues with the registration of the people that turn in absentee ballots, the vote cannot be counted unless the registration is verified.

The suit filed by the GOP wanted to separate the votes of same day registrants until their eligibility could be verified. The courts said no, I'm guessing because it doesn't allow anonimity to the voter. Personally, I think the Ohio Supreme Court should have ruled the whole procedure invalid. The 6th Circuit couldn't rule on the procedure as a whole because they were never asked.

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