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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Cuyahoga won't go after crossover voters

The AP reports:

CLEVELAND – Elections officials in Ohio’s most populous county decided not take legal action against voters who switched parties in the March 4 primary.

Cuyahoga County’s elections board had been investigating more than 20,000 crossover voters, mostly Republicans who sought to participate in the competitive Democratic presidential primary.

One question was whether any Republicans lied when they signed statements pledging allegiance to their new party, perhaps in the interest of giving likely GOP presidential nominee John McCain a weaker Democratic opponent for the fall.

At a meeting Monday, elections board member Sandy McNair, a Democrat, introduced a motion to subpoena a Republican who took a Democratic ballot and wrote “Today Only” on his pledge card.

McNair’s motion failed when the three other elections board members, two Republicans and a Democrat, said they opposed issuing a subpoena.

“We have so many other things we need to focus on,” said Inajo Davis Chappell, the board’s other Democrat. “I don’t want to second-guess voters.”

Falsifying election forms is a felony that carries a maximum penalty of a year in jail and $2,500 fine.

The board’s investigation discovered that 17,109 Republicans took Democratic ballots and 3,010 Democrats pulled Republican ballots.


13 Comments:

at 9:27 AM, April 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pledge allegiance
to the flag
of the Donkey Party of Amerika
and to their life's mission
of which it declares
1 world
under their thumb
with taxes and misery
for all

 
at 9:43 AM, April 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Part of me says find and punish all republicans who 'switched' parties for the sole purpose of choosing the lesser of the two dems. You know darn good and well that they would do the same, and they wouldn't stop until convicted citizens ended up in jail. It's the type of world we have lived in under Bush for the last 7 years, perhaps even longer.

Revenge and punishment shouldn't be part of a civilized election process. With the lessons we've already learned from this election season, changes must be addressed - after November. I say this as I am VERY CONFINDENT that the devious republican party doesn't stand a chance in the general election. Now I know that may be hard for some uselessidiots to understand, but when you step outside the conservative isolated bubble that many neocons live in you will see that either Obama or Clinton will wipe the floor with McSame in November. About the only thing that McSame can raise is his own blood pressure and temper, his cash will dry up in the general election. Commonsence voters are feeling the pains of a republican leadership that has no shame and their greed knows no boundaries.

McSame will soon become a unified target in the Democrats plan, when that happens the old man doesn't stand a chance.

 
at 10:59 AM, April 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCain? The old man? This coming from the party where a former Klansman holds elected office for decades and needs a nudge to stay awake during senate remarks.
No shame? Please.Your party holds hand-holding photo-ops in the Rose Garden to rally around a disgraced impeached president.
Greed?Oh please.For starters let's recall a 1K investment in cattle futures with a 100K payday shortly thereafter.Lets talk scandal,too.
Spitzer? 5K with a hooker? Now David Paterson's sexual exploits and Coke snorting?
McGreevey in a gay affair only to drag his wife into a so-called menage a trois? Kwame Kilpatrick? The Mayor of Detroit doing his chief of staff and lying under oath about it?
While we're at it...how 'bout a corkscrew landing and dodging sniper fire? Maybe Hillary was doing "mushrooms" that day.It wouldn't be a shock.

 
at 12:05 PM, April 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have the stock market to promote
savings and the Democrats already want to raise the Capital Gains Tax.
There are millions of middle class investors who will take this hit and the Dems are saying the wealthy will pay all the tax increases.
Like your taxes raised to the ceiling, then vote Dem.
Remember your tax monies will be used to support the non-productive in our society who now feel entitled after generations of free give aways.

 
at 12:09 PM, April 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Imagine an America where the previous comments and hatred for all things inclusive and democratic are a sorry part of our past and has no place in our future.

Obama 2008

 
at 1:23 PM, April 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 12:09, I am sure that Barack Obama has great plans to unite us all in peace, love, and harmony.

In fact, I am sure he was working on such plans when he was taking notes in his bulletin during his 20years of attending Sunday services listening to that paragon of peace, love, and harmony, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, his "spiritual mentor."

 
at 2:34 PM, April 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 12:09,

You are absolutely correct. It would be an America with hatred for all things inclusive and democratic, if you vote for...

Obama 2008

 
at 3:12 PM, April 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best that 10:59 can do is Spitzer? So what-he paid with his own money, and at least he did it with a woman, unlike the GOPerverts who are caught with male prostitutes and toe-tapping in the men's room. The GOP has lead us into a deep recession, a war built on lies, a trampled constitution, a criminal president, and a republican party so deeply corrupted that the Dems will be in power for the next two decades.

Get real 12:05, the capital gains tax doesn't effect the middle class, it only benefits the rich 1%, who are the only Americans that the GOPervertts care about. And you bet your *ss that we are going to raise the tax rates on the wealthy. Now go and cry us a river for Carl Linder and Richard Farmer. You are probably one of their paid stooges.

 
at 3:34 PM, April 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

What more evidence do we need to shut down the entire Republican Party as a corrupt organization under the RICO statutes? How many more criminals can we be subjected to in one organization before we see the light and realize that the entire organization is corrupt to the core?

 
at 5:51 PM, April 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:12 Are you really so stupid to think that only the top 1% invest in the stock market?
If you have that attitude, then the Dems will open the gates for the Republicans after one term.
The average middle class guy with a couple of kids is footing the bill for those Dem give aways.
You know what Carl Lindner will do when you try to "stick him" for being wealthy? He'll raise the price of milk and ice cream; that comes from the middle class guy.
You better re-think you position and study up; the middle class on a percentage basis pays the majority of the total dollars.
If you want to make America better, find a way to force the lazy, non-productive people to pitch in. They don't pay any taxes!

 
at 7:59 PM, April 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey 3:12...Spitzer is facing possible indictment.Why? For using STATE Transportation and employing his security team to accompany him on his trysts.Congrats Eliot for spending your own $ for the hot n steamy...now...about that transportation and security detail in tow...hmmm...not looking good for the Sheriff of Wall Street,is it, now?

 
at 11:29 AM, April 02, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Get real 12:05, the capital gains tax doesn't effect the middle class, it only benefits the rich 1%, who are the only Americans that the GOPervertts care about."
The "wealthy" folks, such as myself, support the middle class to a large degree, and the lower classes 100%. That's rather Marxist.
You live under the premise that the government should take care of the poor. You live under the premise that because I am intelligent and earn a good living I owe the government.
The constitution says otherwise.
The poor and middle class are ignorant, and are meant to stay ignorant; the Dems and Republicans deem it so.

 
at 12:28 PM, April 02, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 7:59....Spitzer is (possibly) being indicted for federal charges of moving his own personal funds around to hide wire transfers to a prostitution ring. nothing else. Keep making up your own 'facts' though, please.

And to the toadie for the Linders, the simple fact is that the capital gains tax cut almost exclusively benefits the wealthy. It does not have a large impact middle class 401k's, which are the primary means that the middle class invest in the stock market.

http://www.cbpp.org/1-30-06tax2.htm

But please, keep making up those 'facts' as well. And tell Carl that he's going to have to dig a little deeper. Boo hoo for poor Carl.

 
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