Thrilled by the recent success of awarding 50 lottery-produced tickets to Gov. Kasich’s  state of the state speech,  Republican insiders are said to be hopeful of applying  the same scheme  to a voter-repressed pool.

With the pending doom of the so-called Golden Week that would have permitted six additional days for same-day registration and voting (as in 2012),  GOP electoral guards  reportedly  are supporting a lottery that would hand out 100 same-day voting and registration tickets for this year’s election.

An enthusiastic aide to the governor said such a plan would not only be fail-safe but quite likely encourage the lucky winners to vote Republican in gratitude for the party’s deep concern for voting rights.

  • jr6020

    Sorry, not funny…these constant GOP attacks on voting rights too serious an issue to be a target of satire…just my opinion…James, Columbus

  • buckeyewill

    Too many people DIED trying to vote in an election.

    No joking matter.

  • Think.

    Thanks for pointing out the nonsense of GOP voter suppression laws by writing the Lighter Side, Abe. This kind of Republican absurdity makes us want to cry all of the time, and sometimes a little laughter can fend off some of the anguish and make us stronger activists.

  • Portia A. Boulger

    STAND WITH OHIO! Please sign/RT 2 STOP VOTER SUPPRESSION bills! Asking 4 signatures nationwide. @ninaturner peittion

  • missskeptic

    I can’t even count how many voter suppression bills have either been passed or are in the pipeline to be passed recently. One by Bill Seitz wants to actually eliminate minor parties from appearing on any ballot AT ALL!

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