McCain Voter Suppression In Ohio

Where’s the ACLU and all the Lefty “every vote counts!!!!!” groups? (h/t Riehl World View)

If Ohio polling looks like Chicago, ‘thank’ Brunner

Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has a reputation as the most partisan state official in Ohio. And she works hard to earn it. The Democrat’s latest stunt rejected absentee ballots for thousands of Republicans.

But it’s not her first rodeo. Almost as soon as Brunner was elected in 2006, she tried to remove several Republican county elections officials, including Ohio Republican Party Chairman Robert Bennett. They accused her of “storm trooper tactics” to silence critics.

Then Brunner spread an alarm that Ohio’s electronic voting machines were vulnerable to tampering – a favorite claim of the paranoid left. Elections officials who participated in Brunner’s study called her conclusions over-hyped “leaps in logic” and said, “The report itself could be viewed as an attack on the elections system … (that) planted seeds in the mind of the public to mistrust those who oversee elections.”

Brunner also demanded an overhaul of voting methods just before the March primaries, causing meltdowns in some precincts.

And now she’s hassling Republicans who want to vote for John McCain.

Two Hamilton County voters have sued, accusing her of “the disenfranchisement of thousands of voters.”

The John McCain campaign sent out more than 1 million applications for absentee ballots to Republicans. Each had a line at the top next to a box: “I am a qualified elector.”

Brunner sent a memo telling county election officials to reject those applications for absentee ballots if the box was not checked. “Failure to check the box leaves both the applicant and the board of elections without verification that the applicant is a ‘qualified elector’,” she wrote.

But that’s contrary to state law and Brunner doesn’t have the authority, according to the lawsuit and an opinion from Hamilton County’s Republican Prosecutor Joe Deters.

Ohio law allows voters to request an absentee ballot on the back of a grocery sack if they want to, as long as they include their name, address, date of birth, signature and either a driver’s license number, last four Social Security numbers or a valid picture I.D.

The ACLU has had all sorts of recent lawsuits and complaints about voter suppression, including trying to give convicted felons the vote and working with the far left racist group Advancement Project. The ACLU is against any sort of ID to prove that you are you when voting. They say they want “every vote to count,” so, will they get involved in this obvious attempt to disenfranchise people who will vote for John McCain? Why not send them the link to the article, and ask them to get involved. We’ll see if they are actually for Rights for All, or just for Liberals.

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5 Responses to “McCain Voter Suppression In Ohio”

  1. larry schumacher says:

    The left is using every dirty trick in the book to get the whitehouse including planting viruses on right wing blogs such as Danegerous to infect peoples computers who are reading them. Happened to me.
    The debates will be crucial this year and the finacial meltdown has made their message that we cannot afford 4 more years of Bush compelling to the ignorant. McCain needs to send a clear message: The Left and it’s allies have sold out America causing this crisis, And point out that after we fought for Iraq for 6 years the democrats blocked letting american companies develope Iraqs oil resources so that communist china got the contracts instead. If McCain cannot make this point Barack Obama will ride this crisis into the whitehouse.

    • I did not know about the virus thing, but, I am not surprised at all.

      And, you are correct, the debates will be huge. McCain needs to have a strong showing Friday, get the momentum on his side, then follow that up with more strong ones. Expose Barry for the neophyte and light weight he is.

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