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  •  Why the request for money? (8+ / 0-)

    How would $$ be used? I'm tapped out and really tired of being asked for more and more donations. Politicians are getting more and more like teenagers every day. "Hand out"
     I can see a money request prior to the election, but after? Maybe I'm just missing something.

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    by gritsngumbo on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 07:39:36 AM PST

    •  I went directly to the Ohio Democratic site (5+ / 0-)

      And did not see a request for donations for this recount effort. I did not see any information on the recount
      I was about to submit my information to the link in the diary when I gave pause and went right to the Ohio Democratic site and could not find the information provided in this diary. This author is new to our site?

      •  It's a fair question (1+ / 0-)
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        subtropolis

        and always a good idea to do due diligence.

        It's true, I am relatively new in terms of posting diaries, but I thought the information was important to pass on regardless, letting people do what they will with it.

        As for the request for donations not being on the ODP's main website, I couldn't say why they have left it out. I can only point out that the SSL to the donation form is issued to secure.ohiodems.org. Since the ODP owns ohiodems.org I'm pretty confident this is not going to some obscure shell entity. I had no qualms about providing money to assist in the recount, in the same way money has been requested to assist Patrick Murphy in his recount battle with Allen West.

        The whois record for that domain can be found here.

      •  I got a similar email about the same topic (4+ / 0-)
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        elwior, Turbonerd, Mr SeeMore, llywrch

        Not that "VetGrl" means all that much, but I have been around here for a long time.

        The email I got was from the same source on the same subject.  The language differed some.

        I rec'd this diary less for the specifics than to bring attention to how much help we Ohioans need going forward.  Yes, Obama and Brown won; otherwise we're in a GOP stranglehold.

        File the foregoing under FWIW.

      •  I got the same email as the diarist. (3+ / 0-)
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        313to212, Turbonerd, llywrch

        I was going to write a diary about it if no one else did.

        I contributed hundreds of hours and dollars for an Ohio House candidate who lost, but am not inclined to give one more dollar or hour until the Ohio Democratic Party fixes their screwed-up leadership. Let the unions fund any legal costs to avoid a super majority because they have a huge stake in avoiding anti-union legislation like right-to-work.

      •  Link in email from Redfern (2+ / 0-)
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        elwior, Mr SeeMore

        Please stand by. I'm looking for a new sig line.

        by Betty Pinson on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 08:40:26 AM PST

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    •  I'm also not sure how you would "win" a recount (1+ / 0-)
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      subtropolis

      ... via donations. It's not like you're buying air time or doing GOTV calling/canvassing.  The votes have already been cast.

      What exactly would the money be used for, when would it be used, how would it make a difference in votes that will not be changing?

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