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  •  Ohio's problems (0+ / 0-)

    Are in voter suppression. Not the voting systems used. All of the systems used in Ohio not only have to be state certified but they also have to be federally certified. This is the same as it is in California. We also have no voting system where there is no paper ballot nor a Voter Verified Paper Ballot. This too is the same as in California.

    And while the voting systems have to be state and federally certified in Ohio by law it is actually up to each individual county in the state to choose which certified system to use. Actually it is up to the voters in each county as to what system they will use as we vote on it by referendum. While Ohio law does provide for the county BOE to choose a system or the county commissioners or county councils to choose a system (based on the same county BOE recommendation) both of those entities know that a ballot petition would come it to force it to a referendum anyway so it goes to the voters in most, if not all, of the counties.

    There is so much misinformation regarding Ohio voting out there that more time and effort is focused on that than on the very real problems of voter suppression that goes on.

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