• Ohio Democrats are two-faced on “Golden Week”

    by  • February 27, 2014 • Uncategorized • 19 Comments

    Giving Boards of Elections time to properly register voters, maintaining one of the longest early voting periods in the country, and protecting our elections are all ideas Ohioans agree upon. But these fundamental ideas are no longer supported by the hypocritical Ohio Democratic Party.

    Last week, the State Legislature passed Senate Bill 238, eliminating six early voting days. These early voting days allowed people to both register to vote and cast their ballot on the same day. This week became known as the “Golden Week,” but has done nothing more than create ample opportunity for voter fraud and cost counties thousands of dollars. The perfect environment for raising taxes and skewing elections.

    Democrats are now objecting to the ideas that they have voted for! In 2009, Democrats sponsored and passed House Bill 260 which eliminated the “Golden Week” out of the Democrat controlled House.

    Now that eliminating the “Golden Week” might hurt their party, they are outraged that this legislation is being passed. Typical hypocritical attitude perennially shown by Ohio Dems. Draining counties of money and illegal voting have been a staple of the Ohio Democratic Party for years, so this should come to no surprise that they are upset at this change.

    Tracy Maxwell Heard

    Tracy Maxwell Heard

    Senate Bill 238 will give county boards of elections more time to properly register voters in their busiest time and save them thousands of dollars. Sounds prudent and responsible, but not to the two-faced Ohio Democrats.

    Ohio Democrats claim the law is a vote suppressor. The fact is Ohio will continue to have one of the longest early voting periods in the United States. Their focus on objecting to the “Golden Week” is a clear contradiction and another way Democrats are trying to slant elections to create an environment where voter fraud can flourish.

    Before Democrats complain about this bill, they should answer for their vote in 2009. But that will never happen with Nina Turner and Chris Redfern running the show at ODP.

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    19 Responses to Ohio Democrats are two-faced on “Golden Week”

    1. Paige
      February 28, 2014 at 9:08 AM

      What happened to the bill in the Senate?

    2. fargo44
      March 1, 2014 at 5:29 PM

      How is it that republicans cannot figure out that the longer period of time you allow for casting ballots the longer the democrats have to produce bogus votes? Golly who would have ever thought of that? The OGOP is such a sorry excuse for a political party.

    3. Paige
      March 5, 2014 at 9:27 AM

      So it looks like the bill died in the GOP controlled Senate. Wonder why that was.

      http://www.lsc.state.oh.us/status128/srl128.pdf

    4. fargo44
      March 12, 2014 at 8:29 AM

      I thought the Senate had already passed it?

      But maybe it doesn’t matter because Kasich will apparently not commit to signing it anyway?

      When asked about the reform bill in February of 2014 Governor Kasich is quoted: “We’ll see what the provisions are, and how I feel about it, and what I think is fair,”

      How about instead saying something like, yes this bill is step in the right direction and will help eliminate the possibility of voter fraud In Ohio?

      But that would be standing for something perhaps?

    5. March 13, 2014 at 9:39 PM

      Golden week is gone, folks. Governor signed the bill a week or two ago.

      • fargo44
        March 14, 2014 at 4:39 PM

        Good move by Governor Kasich then.

        One thing that would help in this State is for local news outlets to cover State politics. The last time I ever heard much of any goings on with the State government on local news were the years I lived in Columbus.

        Local news in Cincinnati covers almost none of it. That is part of the reason our statewide electorate is so uninformed –IMO.

        I don’t think most who live in the Columbus viewing area are aware of how sparsely State government (save during campaigns) is covered even in the other urban centers. Not at all an unusual evening for Kasich not even to be mentioned in the local news here.

      • fargo44
        March 14, 2014 at 4:45 PM

        Hmm. Looks like the Governor signed Senate Bill 238, (end “golden week”, by Sen.LaRose) and Senate Bill 205 (reduces early vote days to 29 by Sen. Coley) on February 21st. Good for him!

        http://isearch.avg.com/search?cid={5636A7C2-62B6-49A4-8547-80F3FA0D8F17}&mid=254a68bedbb047d6ab6fbdb90feda540-bd17721db3b95579a99eff9d7a8f455e1709ea7d&lang=en&ds=AVG&coid=&cmpid=&pr=fr&d=2012-12-11%2010:20:50&v=17.3.0.49&pid=avg&sg=0&sap=dsp&q=Kasich+signs+golden+week+bill

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