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    ... they'd have to go to the police station or wherever a local election judge was to get an order enabling them to vote.

    •  That would create mass chaos (0+ / 0-)

      A police station or local election judge cannot simply order the BoE to allow someone unregistered at their new address or who received a mail-in ballot to vote a regular ballot. There is a lengthy verification process on these two things, which accounted for an overwhelming majority of provisionals in my Ohio county, Cuyahoga. They need to be researched in the BoE database. To think that could be performed for tens of thousands of voters ON ELECTION DAY is nuts. It would make the waits in 2004 look like nothing. People would have to wait at their precinct polling places for hours before getting an answers, and the voting process would grind to a halt. People would still be voting the next day.

      Jon Husted is a dick.

      by anastasia p on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 11:46:27 PM PST

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