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Advocates oppose changing election overhaul bill now
Republican officials are considering replacing the controversial election bill with another--but opponents of the bill are saying "No"
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES
This story is part of a special series.


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Jo Ingles
 

Some key Ohio Republicans are talking about changing the election law their party passed last year. And they want lawmakers to act before voters get a chance to decide the issue this fall.

The law would curtail early and absentee voting, and make other changes. But most of the changes are stalled because opponents of the law gathered enough signatures to force a voter referendum in November.

Ohio’s Republican Secretary of State, Jon Husted, says all that is causing confusion, and lawmakers should change the law as it is on the books.

But some voting-rights advocates say now is not the time to do that. Greg Moore of Fair Elections Ohio says applying one set of rules to the March primary and another to the November general election could confuse voters.

Greg Moore says let voters decide on the election overhaul bill

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Democrats say Republicans want to suppress voter turnout, especially among traditionally Democratic voting blocks.

Greg Moore talks with Jo Ingles about the election bill--HB 194
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Listener Comments:

“Let the voters be the final voice in November” - many voters are not aware of voter fraud, and don't care – this seems to be why the left (and right) succeed/if they don't care there won't be any change of the current policy.
Why would 5 hundred plus people sign a petition addressing something many don't care about? Perhaps, like the union collective bargaining bill, union leaders are “educating” people – in their special leftist manner.
Many think the last Presidential election was skewed in favor of the left – how many know what liberation theology is – taught by Reverend Wright, Obama's pastor for 20 years, who married Obama, and baptized his daughters; - of course Obama wasn't listening to Wright. If Wright was Republican we more than likely would know what Reverend Wright preaches.
ACORN is not corrupt to most leftists, but if people read responses to posts on issues that divide Republican and Democrat ideals the Koch brothers/(they support capitalism and free enterprise) are often slandered.
People have good reason to be cautious of voter fraud – research shows fraud runs rampant with both Democrat and Republican voting.
- cnsnews.com ACORN/(association of community organizations for reform now )Submitted ‘Thousands and Thousands of Phony’ Voter Registrations, County Registrar Says , October 22, 2008
investors-com Welcome-To-Camp-Obama 10/03/2008 “...Dirty street fighting is at the heart of Obama's organizing. While he stands above the fray, his minions at ACORN are threatening, intimidating, confronting and even committing voter fraud. This is Alinsky's end-justifies-means morality in action. Whatever it takes to win the revolution...”
-washingtonexaminer.com opinion Stimulus bill funds ACORN despite its history of corruption
blogs.investors.com/capitalhill/January 10, 2010 Obama's Green Jobs Program: $135,294 per job. “The only thing green about these jobs is what they cost. It's no wonder SEIU is licking their chops to get in on the action and fleece more taxpayers. ACORN must not be far behind.”
- therealbarackobama-wordpress.com/2009/01/30/Everywhere you look, it’s MoveOn-org; and Surprise! It’s MoveOn-org again!“...As stated in his speaker’s profile, Jeffrey Blum is founder and co-chair of Health Care for America Now. Watch the brief July 8, 2008, launch announcement here: And — Surprise! — it’s a brand-spanking new lobby comprised of some of our “favorite” Obama backers and was formed just in time for the Obama administration’s health care plan. HCAN, established as recently as July 2008, is an unprecedented coalition led by: ACORN, AFSCME, Americans United for Change, Campaign for America’s Future, Center for American Progress Action Fund, Center for Community Change, MoveOn.org, National Education Association, National Women’s Law Center, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, SEIU, United Food and Commercial Workers, and USAction...”
-wnd-com ELECTION 2008 Obama-backed ally forge pact with radical Muslims
-examiner-com Sources say smackdown of Obama by Supreme Court may be inevitable! July 9 2010
- BigGovernment-com continues to wake-up America to Obama Administration relationships with ACORN and Big Labor.
-therealbarackobama.wordpress-com RBO Time to crack Obama’s ACORN September 26, 2008 “Presumptive presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.)’s “most questionable tie is to a leftist organization called ACORN,”...in 1995, then gop gov. jim edgar refused to implement the federal “motor voter” law. allowing voters to register using only a postcard and blocking the state from culling voter rolls, he argued, could invite fraud. mr. obama sued on behalf of the association of community organizations for reform now, and won. acorn later invited mr. obama to help train its staff; [...]..”
-mountainwestmilitia-com America transformed (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
- humanevents-com/UncommonKnowledge – Four part video – interesting comparison of US to Europe
AMERICA IS BLESSED – They don't know how lucky they are – nearly no alternative/conservative media in Europe – TEA people will not be found in Europe – covers stimulus, health”care”, unions, etc.
- washingtonpost-com Labor in the Driver's Seat July 15, 2009


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