From today's pile of dirty laundry:
You can be sure that Secretary of State Jon Husted, Ohio'a vote suppressor- in - chief, is feeling rather puffy today now that the appellate court in Cincinnati voted 2-1 to uphold his heavy hand in denying provisional ballots to voters even if they were misled by poll workers on their valid polling places.
As has been widely reported throughout the long election season , Republican Husted has resorted to various ploys of restricting certain voters in a Frankenstein role with the voice of a canary. "The rules are clear, and we can now focus on a fair election, " Husted proudly chirped, with a familiar reprise of intellectual dishonesty.
But the rules in this election have never been clearly articulated by him ever since the Republican preservationists cynically set out to use voter "fraud" as their lame excuse for excising blacks, the elderly and other urbanites from the rolls. Mythical fraud, of course. So Husted then inserted meaningless terms like "uniformity" and "fairness" to gird GOP hopes of winning the state.
Make me laugh. Never have the rules of electoral engagement - even recalling the messy handiwork of former Secretary of State Ken Blackwell - has anybody worked harder and more deliberately, expending taxpayer money and his own office's energy, as Husted to game the system. If you don't think so, you also would agree to accept a poll tax.