Currently, Ohio is a statistical tie in many polls. It could go either way. It is trending towards Obama, but Obama finishes poorly in the last few days of an election. National elections always get even tighter as the day of the vote approaches, and there’s all kinds of funny business going on in the Heart of it all state. So it is that one might wonder: what if The One loses in Ohio? Of course there’ll be outrage yada yada yada, but will it focus on Diebold voting machines, ACORN’s focus on registering the dead and cartoon demographics, or will the Democrats blame the Ohio Secretary of State as they did in Florida back in 2000?
The justices overruled a federal appeals court that had ordered Ohio’s top elections official to do more to help counties verify voter eligibility.
Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, a Democrat, faced a deadline of Friday to set up a system to provide local officials with names of newly registered voters whose driver’s license numbers or Social Security numbers on voter registration forms don’t match records in other government databases.