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Supreme Court stops attempt by GOP fascists to turn Ohio vote inside out
Anti-democracy GOP fascists take one up the ass. Notice the reason, the GOP does not have standing to file the complaint - if their fucking US attorney scam had worked, they would have pulled it off, we can thank the democrats in Congress who exposed this Rove directed plan to bring phony "voter fraud" cases. The GOP was left instead to do it without the help of crooked US Attorneys:
High court rejects GOP in Ohio voting dispute
Republicans had won order that state do more to check eligibility
Court rejects Ohio GOP vote dispute
Oct. 17: The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with Ohio's Secretary of State in a lawsuit filed by Republicans over voter registrations.
Court rejects Ohio GOP vote dispute
Oct. 17: The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with Ohio's Secretary of State in a lawsuit filed by Republicans over voter registrations. NBC's Pete Williams reports.
updated 19 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court sided Friday with Ohio's top elections official in a dispute with the state Republican Party over voter registrations.
The justices overruled a federal appeals court that had ordered Ohio's top elections official to do more to help counties verify voter eligibility.
Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, a Democrat, faced a deadline of Friday to set up a system to provide local officials with names of newly registered voters whose driver's license numbers or Social Security numbers on voter registration forms don't match records in other government databases.
Ohio Republicans contended the information for counties would help prevent fraud. Brunner said the GOP is trying to disenfranchise voters.
In a brief unsigned opinion, the justices said they were not commenting on whether Ohio is complying with a provision of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 that lays out requirements for verifying voter eligibility.
Instead, they said they were granting Brunner's request because it appears that the law does not allow private entities, like the Ohio GOP, to file suit to enforce the provision of the law at issue.
About 200,000 of 666,000 voters who have registered in Ohio since Jan. 1 have records that don't match. Brunner has said the discrepancies most likely stem from innocent clerical errors rather than fraud but has set up a verification plan.
McCain campaign manager Rick Davis said lower court rulings have clearly said the HAVA regulations require the secretary of state to match against the list, find where there's been fraud and inconsistencies and report them to counties.
"Why in the world would that not happen? We have the technology, the budget, the means and the manpower to make that happen. Do we really want to have to find out after the fact that we had counties that would have been decided one way or another because the secretary of state didn't bother doing the job the HAVA required?" Davis told reporters on a conference call. "I think the secretary of state ought to do her job," he added.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address
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