Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Ohio Secretary Jon Husted Appeals to Supreme Court


I guess there are no lengths this guy Jon Husted won't go to in order to stop Ohio voters from casting a ballot for Obama. Secretary of State Husted was ordered last week to set up voting for the last three days before November 6, which is the way they have traditionally voted in Ohio. Instead, he is appealing the Circuit Court decision to the Supreme Court of the U.S.

From John Husted's Press Release:

COLUMBUS – Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that he will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to make the final determination on whether the General Assembly of the State of Ohio or the federal courts should set Ohio election laws. Husted will be appealing the Friday decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Obama v. Husted. Regarding this decision, all of the following may be attributed to Secretary Husted:
“This is an unprecedented intrusion by the federal courts into how states run elections and because of its impact on all 50 states as to who and how elections will be run in America we are asking the Supreme Court to step in and allow Ohioans to run Ohio elections.
“This ruling not only doesn’t make legal sense, it doesn’t make practical sense. The court is saying that all voters must be treated the same way under Ohio law, but also grants Ohio’s 88 elections boards the authority to establish 88 different sets of rules. That means that one county may close down voting for the final weekend while a neighboring county may remain open. How any court could consider this a remedy to an equal protection problem is stunning.

This is profoundly sad, and it's a shame that Ohio's Republican Governor won't man up and tell this guy to allow the election to proceed. I guess people will have to march in the streets for justice to be done. Let's hope the Supreme Court rules that this is a state's rights issue and lets the lower court verdict stand.

But then again, they might want to fix another election since it's been several years since 2000. Ugh.

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