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  •  Here are some statistics from Ohio, complied (3+ / 0-)

    by the Ohio Attorney General's office, headed by Jon Husted.

    Out of the more than 7.7 million Ohioans registered to vote, there are only four duplicate registrations, down from more than 340,000 in January of 2011. (snip)
    Here's more:
    (snip) Husted said that more than 129,500 voters have updated their addresses online, while the names of nearly 245,000 dead people have been removed from Ohio’s rolls. (snip)

    And finally:

    (snip) In January, Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections followed a Husted directive to examine all complaints of voter fraud to determine if there was enough evidence for further review. The boards forwarded 115 cases out of 625 complaints to local prosecutors.

    Add the 115 local cases with the 20 potential instances of multistate voting, and even assuming all were guilty, Ohio would’ve had a voter-fraud rate in 2012 of 0.0024 percent out of 5.63 million votes cast.

    So we have 7.7 million registered voters in Ohio, 115 cases referred FOR INVESTIGATION, not prosecution, and possibly 24 bad votes per million cast, and they aren't even sure about that.  And the Republicans want to enact legislation that makes it harder to vote on what basis?  Maybe some of the voters may want to vote for Democrats?  Or Tea Partiers?  I am happy, however that they got those 245,000 dead people off the voter rolls, that really eases my mind.

    Republicans are like alligators. All mouth and no ears.

    by Ohiodem1 on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 01:00:51 PM PST

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