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    berdawn
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    I wonder how long it will take for the GOP to use this in OH?

    http://www.michiganmessenger.com/4076/lose-your-house-lose-your-vote

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    berdawn wrote I wonder how long it will take for the GOP to use this in OH?

    http://www.michiganmessenger.com/4076/lose-your-house-lose-your-vote

    I have no response other than ‘terrible’!

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    Wow.

    Oooooooooooh!

    We don’t give a damn…

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    Fortunately, last week the Ohio Secretary of State issued a directive which makes the process of removing voters off the rolls fairly complex.

    As of her directive removing someone off the voter rolls requires a hearing. It simply would take weeks to remove even a small quantity of voters that way.

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    jamesm wrote Fortunately, last week the Ohio Secretary of State issued a directive which makes the process of removing voters off the rolls fairly complex.

    As of her directive removing someone off the voter rolls requires a hearing. It simply would take weeks to remove even a small quantity of voters that way.

    But the “challengers” can still bring them up and individual precincts will still have long lines and long wait times. I know at my precinct, the youngest poll worker was MAYBE 70. I can just imagine how well they would deal with this sort of thing. I hope as many people as possible use early voting.

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    berdawn wrote
    jamesm wrote Fortunately, last week the Ohio Secretary of State issued a directive which makes the process of removing voters off the rolls fairly complex.

    As of her directive removing someone off the voter rolls requires a hearing. It simply would take weeks to remove even a small quantity of voters that way.

    But the “challengers” can still bring them up and individual precincts will still have long lines and long wait times. I know at my precinct, the youngest poll worker was MAYBE 70. I can just imagine how well they would deal with this sort of thing. I hope as many people as possible use early voting.

    Maybe there should be a bigger push on getting young people to volunteer at the polls.

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    Motorist wrote

    Maybe there should be a bigger push on getting young people to volunteer at the polls.

    There has been. It’s still rough going though.

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    jamesm wrote
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    Maybe there should be a bigger push on getting young people to volunteer at the polls.

    There has been. It’s still rough going though.

    I read an article after the last presidential election about someone’s experience with training to be a poll worker and it sounded pretty horrible.

    I’m surprised there’s not a team of city year or americorps people to do this sort of thing. or maybe 4-H in rural areas?

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    berdawn wrote

    I’m surprised there’s not a team of city year or americorps people to do this sort of thing. or maybe 4-H in rural areas?

    It’s probably a bit too close to political participation than those groups would be comfortable with.

    I loved being a pollworker. I did it happily for several years. Alas, it became more and more complex as time went on…the Help America Vote Act, the new voting machines and the identification laws took a lot of fun out of the process. What was an exciting day of citizen participation became a bad combination of ATM troubleshooter and BMV employee.

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    It will never cease to amaze me how calculating politicians have become. We need a 3rd party that can realistically challenge the norm.

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    cr0m wrote It will never cease to amaze me how calculating politicians have become. We need a 3rd party that can realistically challenge the norm.

    It’s that “realistically” that’s going to doom that for the next 1/2 century or so.

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