Romney Might Have Just Lost The Electionon October 16, 2012 at 3:32 pm
From The Huffington Post:
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is siding with Democrats in refusing to block early voting in the battleground state of Ohio.
The court on Tuesday refused a Republican request to get involved in a dispute over early voting in the state on the three days before Election Day.
The campaign of President Barack Obama and Ohio Democrats sued the state over changes in Ohio law that took away the three days of voting for most people, but made exceptions for military personnel and Ohioans living overseas. Democrats say nearly 100,000 people voted in the three days before the election in 2008.
The Romney campaign and the GOP in general must be screaming bloody murder right now. I guarantee they were assuming that the conservative Roberts court would take the case and rule in favor of
voter suppression “election integrity.”
So look for this going forward: Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted will ram through some “emergency measures” that will be blatantly illegal. This close to the election, the idea will not be to keep those measures in place but to muddy the waters enough that a full scale suppression effort can be enacted with legal cover. “We didn’t know that was illegal!” or “We were confused!” will be the excuses given by conservative citizens that just happen to target minority districts and minorities in swing districts.
Romney MUST win Ohio. Without it, he has to take 6 of the remaining 8 swing states, only two (Florida and North Carolina) of which he is leading in. Not exactly an outcome to bet on. This is why so much effort has gone into limiting early voting; it overwhelmingly benefits the Democratic Party. Can’t have that!
As I’ve said, if you live in Ohio (or any other swing state), do not vote and go home, watch for people to attempt to jam up the lines. Take their picture and demand their ID. Let everyone on line know who they are and what they are doing. Don’t say who they are working for (that might be considered electioneering at a polling place, hence, illegal) but make sure everyone knows that they are there to run out the clock. They want to discourage people from voting by making it take too long. They are literally trying to take away your vote.
It cannot be stated often enough: cockroaches scatter in the light. Make sure you expose them for the vermin they are.