Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Possible Voter Suppression in Ohio?

Local Ohio Blogger arthousequeen sent this ground report:

If You Want People to Vote, DON'T BLOCK THE STREETS!

I went to vote yesterday in Cleveland, and of course, I was super AMPED to finally voice my support for Obama.

What I wasn't prepared for, however, was the crazy ride down Chester and Euclid after seeing humongous ROAD CLOSED signs blocking both entrances to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

Imagine this: I'm driving with my two sisters in tow, trying to get at a parking space for the Board Of Elections, and I see two looming signs:

ROAD CLOSED.



Read HERE to see how the streets just 'happened' to be closed in this poor, Black, Brown precinct.

I'm not surprised. We heard reports of Obama judges being harrassed. Now, we've got the 'irregularities' in New Hampshire with the voting machines; the attempt at voter suppression in Nevada; 'irregularities' in South Carolina that were caught in time; the massive dumping of Obama ballots in California. So, is anyone really going to tell me that this isn't possibly more of the same?

1 comment:

Shazza Nakim said...

Not long ago, when the primaries were held in NYC, we found out almost weeks later that the votes in the Uptown areas of Manhattan (Harlem, Washington Heights, Inwood) were not even counted. The people got on the Voting Commission and they votes were tallied considering prior to that, Obama had 0 vote in all of the Harlem districts.

I know especially in OHIO you have to watch the voting. In 2004 and 2006 there has been reports of Voting Irregularities. For the past several years there has been reports of the electonic devices used as well as the computer software has been hacked and faulty and yet they keep using them (most of the companies were No-Bid).

As of last year there were no real resolutions. To be honest, I don't think there still is.