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Friday, January 25, 2008

Voting machine smackdown

The voting machine debate is getting increasingly partisan.

Statement by Ohio Democratic Party Executive Director Doug Kelly regarding GOP Chairman Bob Bennett's Partisan Attacks on the Secretary of State. You may use all or part of the following:

"Fresh from his secret, closed-door meeting with Republican election workers, GOP Chairman Bob Bennett is lobbing unfounded accusations concerning, of all things, excessive partisanship. Unlike Bennett, Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has been notably open and bipartisan in her approach to safeguarding the integrity of Ohio's elections, examining policy with an advisory group of Republicans and Democrats and even launching a series of public town hall meetings across the state."

"Surely, the Ohio Republican Party can find a more credible voice on election issues than Bob Bennett, a man who was let go from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections after his embarrassing tenure of incompetence and neglect. The Ohio Republican Party may long for the old days of Ken Blackwell and his partisan-driven administration, but the people of Ohio do not."

Watch the video here


at 2:42 PM, January 25, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why the need for secrecy and un-verifiability in voting unless you have something to hide?

at 4:29 PM, January 25, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly. Bob Bennett is leading the GOP off the cliff with this suicidal tirade.

I am starting to think that we will never truly be able to comprehend the extent of Repug voter fraud in this state. I wonder about the results of every single election now. How big did Democrats really win in 2006?

Have you ever noticed that when the Repugs win statewide, it's always by the slimmest of margins?

Methinks the last Repug legitimately elected on a statewide basis was Voinovich and Taft in 1990. Then the Rpeug Gov and the Repug Secretary of State started messing with the voting system.

Ohio was always a swing state and then, while other swing states like Michigan and Pennsylvania went towards Democrats, Ohio somehow always managed to stay in the GOP column until we started shining the light of truthon them after the 2004 "election." They couldn't ignore the obvious in 2006.

I'd investigate every single statewide election, Congressional election, and Senate election since Bob Bennett becamse chaimrna of the Ohio Repugnicant Party.

at 6:10 PM, January 25, 2008 Anonymous Jeff Capell said...

Bam! Bennet was called out and owned!!

at 7:09 PM, January 25, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Enquirer should ask Jean Schmidt and Steve Chabot if they're going to wear the button.

at 12:11 AM, January 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of suspected election fraud. watch this brief video. The New Hampshire Secretary of State looked like a kid with 'his hand caught in the cookie jar' when Bev Harris asked him why the procedure for holding the ballots was different that night. BUSTED!


at 10:51 AM, January 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...


at 10:29 PM, January 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that Democrats have a hard time getting ID's ? You know, the ones you must display to vote.

at 11:39 PM, January 27, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all the crooks in the Repugnicant Party, the GOP could be classified as a street gang under a law that they rammed through and Taft signed into law. Taft himself could be considered a gang member under it!

From a recent Columbus Dispatch (AKA right-wing rag, just like our local Fishwrap) article:

"Ohio law classifies a gang as three or more people engaged in criminal activity who have a common name or use an identifying sign, symbol or color. Participating in a gang is a second-degree felony."

We don't even need a Democratic president to jail the Repugs as a corrupt organization under RICO, which is Federal law. Governor Strickland and AG Marc Danncould do it tonight.

Bob Bennett could be frog-marched out of his plush office tomorrow.

at 8:37 AM, January 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

A monkey goes into a room with a camera, and Democrats think Bennett got owned? Please.

Nice publicity stunt, though. It got in the Enquirer Blog, and that means you've arrived!

at 9:00 AM, January 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

So many voting anomalies across the US since 2000, isn't it time to have legitimate investigations rather than secret meetings? Why is the republican party so secretive anyway? Voting information (good or bad) should never be a covert operation in the US. And why is it 45.6% of all registered voters are Democrats and 32.2% are Republican, yet republicans keep winning elections? Couple those numbers with all the voting irregularities across the nation and we get a real fishy smell. Oh well, consider how secretive Bush and Cheney are and we can find the source of the smell.

at 9:10 AM, January 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look, more Repug vote-fraud http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080128/NEWS09/801280362

at 9:48 AM, January 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is time to move beyond the partisan politics and demonstrate the credibility of elections with audits.

Machine audits were discussed in the run-up to HB 262 which required a voter verified paper trail (VVPAT). Machine audits appeared in HB 3 (as introduced). Neither survived the committee and hearing process.

Audits should be a routine process before any result is certified.

at 11:55 PM, February 02, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks us america demdocrateec party. now I vote in Mexico and Ohio weet no ID!! I Luv America! Land were every ting free!

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