Reconciling assholes for nearly a decade.

Why does Ohio suck?

The last election, the Ohio electorate wised up to how screwed up Ohio is, and elected Democrats across the board in the state government and Senate race.  I don't know how many of them were reacting to "coingate" as it was affectionately called in the press here, or Bob Ney, or just the war in Iraq.  Two women were conviced of following illegal recount procedure in Cuyahoga County, and one county, as Peter mentioned in an earlier thread, had more votes for the Republican candidate than there were registered voters.  Intelligent Design is an ongoing battle here.

And a gay marriage amendment passed in 2004, which is worded so badly that cohabiting girlfriend-batterers are using it to insist that it invalidates an older domestic violence law.  Courts are mixed in their opinions (some courts say, yes, the law can no longer apply to unmarried couples, others say it does still apply.  It hasn't hit the Ohio supreme court yet).

At least our voting machines (in Cuyahoga County) had paper receipts.
Permalink the great purple 
July 10th, 2007 8:06pm
"had more votes for the Republican candidate than there were registered voters"

Do you mean registered Republicans? Is it possible that all the Democrats and some of the Republicans voted for him?
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 10th, 2007 8:39pm
All of the Republicans and some of the Democrats.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 10th, 2007 8:39pm
>Do you mean registered Republicans? Is it possible that all the Democrats and some of the Republicans voted for him?

No. It was more along the lines of "there are 10k registered voters in this county of all registrations, yet 12k votes were counted for the republican't candidate alone."
Permalink Peter 
July 10th, 2007 10:30pm
Thanks, those links are pretty holy shit fucking interesting. First I've heard of this. Gosh, wonder why the national media hasn't covered it.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 10th, 2007 11:20pm
The Texas one was that by the time they finished counting there were more votes for republicans than BALLOTS CAST at the polls.

Everything's bigger in Texas.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 10th, 2007 11:22pm

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