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Mon Oct 22, 2012, 07:04 PM

2,200 voters in Democrat-leaning Ohio county given wrong date for presidential election

COLUMBUS, Ohio About 2,200 voters in northwest Ohio were mailed official postcards listing the presidential election date as Nov. 8 when Election Day is Nov. 6.

The Ottawa County Board of Elections was working Monday to remedy the error.

Deputy Director Carol Ann Hill said the cards were sent to three precincts, affecting about 7 percent of the county's 30,000 registered voters.

She said the small percentage "doesn't make it any better" and new cards with accurate information will go out as soon as possible. The bad cards also listed a wrong polling place.

Ohio Democrats criticized the mistake. Ottawa County, east of Toledo along Lake Erie, went 52 percent for Democrat Barack Obama in the last election.

Obama beat Republican John McCain there by 1,440 votes in 2008.


http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/b6f9323cdb284ed485029e8ab759ba02/OH--Ohio-Elections-Date-Error

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Reply 2,200 voters in Democrat-leaning Ohio county given wrong date for presidential election (Original post)
Tony_FLADEM Oct 2012 OP
still_one Oct 2012 #1
doc03 Oct 2012 #2
elleng Oct 2012 #4
doc03 Oct 2012 #5
elleng Oct 2012 #7
SoCalNative Oct 2012 #6
elleng Oct 2012 #3
terrelya Oct 2012 #8

Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 07:06 PM

1. That sounds intentional. Good it was found though

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 07:10 PM

2. You know people that are that f---g stupid to get

fooled by something like that maybe shouldn't vote.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 07:12 PM

4. Good idea, who needs their votes.


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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 07:23 PM

5. I'm not saying it is right to tell someone the election

is on the 8th and not the 6th. I mean I hear every election someone tells them the election is on Wednesday instead of Tuesday or the 8th instead of the 6th. I'm thinking how can anyone not know the election is the first Tuesday in November, didn't they go to school, don't they ever watch the news or read a paper or anything?

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Response to doc03 (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 07:51 PM

7. I agree, and all that's part of repug program,

educate badly.

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 07:41 PM

6. Now to be fair

there was a time when the voting public at large automatically would have known that election day is ALWAYS the first Tuesday in November. So even an incorrect date would not have fooled anyone.

Today, not so much.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 07:11 PM

3. And on they go, around and around.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 03:28 PM

8. Not the first county

This happened in Maricopa County in AZ as well but it was targeted to the Latinos. They put in Spanish Nov 8 but on the English side they put Nov 6.

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