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View Diary: What Voter Suppression Looks Like in Ohio: Fox News' Attacks on Vote from Home (Updated with Video) (298 comments)

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  •  Bad comparison (0+ / 0-)

    In the military you have what is known as a "home of record", which is generally the state you entered the military from.  You can maintain that state citizenship if you want to, but most do not.  They register in the state in which they currently reside given they qualify (permanent residence, drivers license et. al.)  If your home of record is Ohio, but you are now a citizen of North Carolina, then you cannot vote in Ohio.  If you opt to maintain your Ohio citizenship and happen to be residing in another state or overseas you can vote via non-resident in Ohio.  

    Apples and oranges my friend.  The military example doesn't entail deliberately trying to defraud the system, which lets be honest; despite their righteous indignation is exactly what they were trying to do.  Also, you don't really have a choice in when and where you get sent as a member of the military.  Which is not exactly the case here.  

    •  The core of the problem is that (0+ / 0-)

      'permanent' resident is poorly defined. Some want to exclude college students and migrant workers, but include others who are not making their home in Ohio for any longer.

      I only bring up military voters, since they are well known to have to move often. It appears to me that to register when you know you are going to leave soon is not permitted.

      Love that "power of the purse!" It looks so nice up there on the mantle (and not the table) next to the "subpoena power."

      by Sacramento Dem on Mon Nov 03, 2008 at 06:41:24 AM PST

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