As we get closer and closer to election day, things are starting to look a whole lot like the shady Florida voting scandal that put President Bush in office back in 2000.
First up, the Ohio Secretary of State, who happens to be a GOP goon aka Repblican, has admitted to “misplacing” thousands of Ohio voter registration forms…
via News One
33,000 updated voter registration records were felled by a glitch triggered by “change-of-address” records and were resent by Husted’s office to local election officials.
Voter rights advocates contend that thousands of absentee-ballot requests may have been incorrectly rejected in Ohio due to the software snafu between the secretary of state offices and the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The Columbus Dispatch reports that county election boards did not have current addresses for a number of registrants.
The glitch was immediately discovered, with the majority of the group able to be processed. The remaining 33,000 records are said to be undergoing process, and the state’s election board promises that there will be enough time to power through the erroneous data.
And as if that’s not bad enough…
Floridians across the state are asking Gov. Rick Scott (pictured) to extend early voting hours.
But despite long lines at early voting sites and missing absentee ballots, the Republican governor is unlikely to heed their calls.
Scott, who already passed a law last year limiting early voting days to 8 from 14, has the support of his fellow politicians.
Republican officials, such as Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, have said they don’t plan on asking Scott for more voting time. This is expected to result in longer lines next Tuesday. So far, over 3 million Floridians had voted by mail Wednesday evening. Democratic voters lead in early voting.
SMH. Incase you hadn’t already noticed, ish is real out here in these election 2012 streets. We hope you are paying attention to what’s going on Bossip fam and we hope things like this help emphasize how it important it is to get out there and vote.
Don’t let these GOP goons scare you away from the polls with their antics! Our voices will be heard.