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  •  There was nothing wrong with the process (1+ / 0-)
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    Possiamo

    if what you are referring to is the system placed on the ballot. The GOP managed to demonize it but it is a good system (A lot of what they said was just lies, and they would lie about even a perfect system, if there were such a thing). They spent tons of money, they wrote complicated and off-putting ballot language, and slimiest of all, they made it a yes vote on Issue 2. A year earlier, a no vote on Issue 2 repealed SB 5, Kasich's signature union-busting legislation. They even used similar graphics to confuse people.

    They won't try the electoral college trick in Ohio. Even Husted walked back on it. The blowback would eject every statewide Republican from office, and it would be repealed. They won't spend political capital on this.

    I am hoping another attempt to pass nonpartisan redistricting is in the offing. We shall see. The lege is talking about passing something but if the current system is about a 5 on a scale of 1-100 and Issue 2 would have been about a 90, what they are proposing is maybe a 15 or 20. It still keeps politicians in charge.

    Jon Husted is a dick.

    by anastasia p on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 09:10:59 PM PST

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    •  The main thing wrong with the process was that (1+ / 0-)
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      Republicans were able to successfully demonize it.  I collected signatures for it and would do it again.  We really need to find a way to overcome the gerrymandering.  

      It may be possible to pass something that can be articulated in a way that casual voters are not scared off by it.  I agree that if Republicans try the electoral college trick in OH, it could be penny wise but pound foolish.  The successful opposition to SB 5 gives me hope.

      “The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day.” Gloria Steinem

      by ahumbleopinion on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 06:57:55 AM PST

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