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Fri May 7, 2021, 03:59 AM

Ohio Becomes The Latest State To Introduce A Major Voter Suppression Bill

Source: Huffington Post

05/06/2021 09:58 pm ET

Like other anti-voting bills being introduced across the country by the GOP, Ohioís HB 294 would place severe restrictions on ballot drop boxes and absentee voting.

By Sanjana Karanth

epublicansí latest attack on the right to vote comes from Ohio, where state lawmakers introduced their first major voter suppression legislation on Thursday.

Like the bills just signed into law in Georgia and Florida, Ohioís HB 294 makes its main target absentee voting and ballot drop boxes after those methods were widely used for the first time in Ohio for the November presidential election and helped increase nationwide voter turnout to record levels.

The Ohio House bill would limit the number of drop boxes to just one location per county, and that location can have up to three drop boxes. It would also allow drop boxes to be used only in the 10 days leading up to Election Day, a huge decrease from last year when Ohio voters had 30 days to return their ballot via drop box.

Those boxes would also only be allowed outside of the county Board of Elections offices, hindering voters who donít live near the offices and donít have easy access to transportation. Such voters would have to find other ways to return their ballots.

Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ohio-latest-state-introduce-major-voter-suppression-bill_n_609493efe4b05fb33f4a8a00

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 10:06 AM

1. Ohio is worried about going blue again

they could elect Tim Ryan to Senate. GOP doesn't want people to vote.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 11:43 AM

2. Wouldn't that affect the red areas of the state suppressing repukes voters?

Lot of unintended consequences could bite them back....bring it in.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 11:52 AM

3. This is where getting rid of FUCKING DEJOY is more cruical then ever.

I was going to drop off my PA primary ballot at a drop box that Philly had designated not far from where I live. But when I drove by the place, I couldn't immediately see where it was (I assumed it would be outside but it might have been inside a facility at that address), so I just went on and gingerly put it in the mail (at my post office, literally inside a slot in the post office lobby). That was this past Monday.

Yesterday afternoon I got a confirmation email from the state that confirmed that my county (Philadelphia) had received my ballot "timely", so basically I was done (the primary here is May 18th). I was thankful it made it there okay given all the mail problems that we have had here with the essential destruction and mayhem at our sorting facilities done purposefully by the previous administration to kill the city's vote (IMHO).

The very first use of these no-excuse absentee (mail-in) ballots under the new law signed in 2019, went just fine during the April 2020 primary and then DeJoy came in and the fuck-ups commenced just a few months later.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 05:51 PM

4. They already had only one polling place for County also

For early voting that limited the number of people in Cuyahoga County that could vote early in person they could only handle maybe five to ten thousand a most per day for the whole County

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 09:39 PM

5. I am really hoping this shit backfires

and makes POC come out in DROVES to vote

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