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Vote Count ‘Nightmare’ Possible in Ohio

sqrt(cos(180)) Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 9:55 PM
Who dreamed up this nonsense? Send out an absentee ballot to everyone, expect everyone who doesn't want to use it to send back the ballot, and if they don't but still show up at the polling place to vote, suspend their vote--make it "provisional"--until they can verify that the person didn't vote twice? Why go out of your way and spend untold millions of taxpayer dollars to make an election even more complicated that normal?

Ohio Gov. John Kasich thinks the Buckeye State will be called by the end of the night and Karl Rove predicts that we’ll wake up to a winner (Mitt Romney) on Nov. 7. But if the all-important Ohio is what this race comes down to – neither scenario will pan out if the provisional ballot “nightmare” in the Buckeye State comes true.

For the first time in Ohio’s history, absentee ballot applications were automatically mailed out to nearly all (6.9 million of the 7.8 million) registered voters in the state regardless of whether or not the voter requested one.  ...