From the daily archives: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

On Monday Salon posted a look behind the curtain of Ohio Secretary Of State Jon Husted’s voter suppression plans.

You may remember that Husted was the GOP’s poster boy for suppression in the 2012 election cycle. His blatant restrictions were slapped down by the federal court and the US Supreme Court.  This was the same Supreme Court that gutted the Voters Rights Act, and ever they found Jon Husted’s plans to be too much.

With losses in the courts and a resounding reelection victory by President Obama, the Republican led Ohio Legislature did the only logical thing they could: they went […]

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If you still have any doubts about the seriousness and intensity of this year’s batch of statewide Democratic candidates, then you clearly were not at tonight’s Ohio Democratic Party Primary Night celebration with all of Ohio’s statewide candidates (except David Pepper, who was home caring for his new baby).


The night was topped off by Ed FitzGerald with the speech we are reprinting below.  As Ed mentioned, we have 181 days to go.  So let’s get to work people!



First, I want to acknowledge my family and this strong team of Democrats who are running […]

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On February 25th, 2014 Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted released information about voting hours for the November 2014 election.   Husted said would not be allowing any early in-person voting during the evenings or on the two days before the election, and he would not be allowing any early voting on Sundays, the day typically used by African-American churches for their Souls to the Polls GOTV efforts.

Two weeks later, in a clear attempt to quiet the ever-growing chorus of critics accusing Husted of intentionally trying to disenfranchise African-American voters, a number of publications around the state published a guest column by Secretary of […]

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