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Leaked Tea Party Audio: Ohio Sec of State Jon Husted Will Move To Disappear More Voters
As an Ohioan, I am very familiar with Jon Husted, and how much his reputation of being a non-partisan guy was just so much bunk. I worked against him when he was House Speaker as a strategist and spokesperson of the effort to take back the State House for the Dems in 2008 (which we did, only for it to disappear 2 years later).
If you don't believe me about Husted, try googling "Jon Husted" and "Alamo Bowl."
But I digress. We now have a leak from a meeting in the city in which I sit, Cincinnati, to discuss future plans for voter disenfranchisement:
"I was listening to a show one night about these onerous photo ID rules in Ohio. Well, the photo ID law in Ohio is not onerous. As a matter of fact, I suspect the GA [General Assembly] will take up a more strict version of what we have after this election process."
I wonder, will this version take a look retroactively at people who lived in Columbus but voted in Dayton from a residence where only wolf spiders and dandelions lived....like Jon Husted?
He thinks we need to "further streamline" who can vote (see: intimidate black people, brown people, old Democratic people, poor people, gay people, non-Alamo-Bowl-attending-with-lobbyists-who-have-business-before-you people, etc).
It would be smart to keep an eye on this snake: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/09/19/872231/ohio-secretary-of-state-hopes-for-strict-voter-id-law-he-once-opposed/