Statements about Elections

Says that Secretary of State Jon Husted and former secretary Jennifer Brunner both have supported a provision in Senate Bill 47 that would limit the days organizers have to collect signatures for initiative and referendum petitions.

Ohio Republicans made significant gains during [Chris McNulty’s] time at the ORP, including the extremely successful re-election of President Bush in Ohio."

Says he was the first local official to endorse Barack Obama

"Our race was the closest U.S. Senate race in Ohio in 36 years -- when Howard Metzenbaum defeated Robert Taft in 1976."

"Mitt Romney received exactly zero votes in at least 12 Cuyahoga County precincts."

"In one county alone in Ohio, President Obama received 106,258 votes. But there were only 98,213 eligible voters."

Barack Obama is "only the second Democrat in the last 75 years to win Ohio twice with more than 50 percent of the vote."

Says a poll shows that "without a name attached, Democrats are just one point behind" Gov. John Kasich.

Says the NAACP's Ohio chapter has endorsed Issue 2.

A member of the redistricting commission proposed in Issue 2 "could accept a bribe from somebody" and "couldn’t be removed from this commission."

Says Ohio's Issue 2 will create a redistricting commission that will "have a blank check to spend our money."

"Since the time of the Civil War, we've made a distinction in this country between the availability and the ability to access for people who were in the military, versus the rest of us, to vote." 

"Had the online change of address been in place in 2008 an estimated 130,000 voters who cast provisional ballots could have changed their address online and voted a regular ballot."

"In Cuyahoga County ... 56 percent of weekend voters in 2008 were African American while adult African Americans comprise 28 percent of the county population."

Says Republicans supported legislation on early voting and in-person voting in 2005.

"Paul Ryan got his start in politics, as a young staffer just out of college, working for then-Congressman John Kasich’s Budget Committee."

"Thousands of politicians from across Ohio – along with their relatives, employees and friends – are still eligible to serve" on the proposed redistricting commission.

President Obama’s lawsuit claims it is unconstitutional for Ohio to allow servicemen and women extended early voting privileges during the state’s early voting period.

"When Josh Mandel claims to have accepted three debates with Sen. Sherrod Brown, he is lying. He has accepted ZERO proposed debates."

"Sherrod Brown and his special interest allies in Washington are plotting to spend over $13 million" to defeat Josh Mandel.

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