Monday, November 1, 2010

Shocking Video: Ohio Democratic Party giving away food to get supporters to Early Vote...

Wow. Just. Wow.

This was the scene yesterday during and just after yesterday's Obama rally in Cleveland.

Fortunately, only 683 Democrats voted early yesterday in Cuyahoga County. That's down 86% from the 5000 a day that were voting in the final days in 2008.

But that doesn't mean this isn't shady politics. Is it illegal? Maybe. Maybe not. Outside of the Obama event, Ohio Democratic Party volunteers were telling Obama supporters to go early vote and get some free food. That sounds to me like offering something of value in exchange for a vote. That's illegal. It reminded me of the $5 given to Democrat volunteers to get out the vote in Athens County just last year. Back then Chris Redfern scolded the Athens Dem Chairwoman for such a practice. Now he embraces it.

At the very least, this needs brought to the Ohio Elections Commission soon after this election is over.

This is what we're up against, folks.

Let's beat them.


  1. There's absolutely NOTHING illegal about it.

    But I note that you haven't written a darn word about that ACTUALLY illegal actions in Canton of a Kasich donor who told his employees in their paycheck to vote Republican or else he may have to fire people, or deny them raises.

  2. Nothing illegal. In fact, the parties are frequently reminded on what the rules are:

  3. Dear Modern Esquire,

    Here is the link to the law you Democrats are breaking

  4. Aww... c'mon... those pesky laws only apply to the Republicans.

  5. And nothing in that video violates that statute. You're permitted to give food at near a polling place. As I pointed out the SoS even puts out guidance on it.

    There's no "there" there. Keeling's just trying to whip up nonsense "voter fraud" hysteria.

    Notice that even HE can't bring himself to say it violates the law.

  6. Wrong statute, it's 3599.02.

  7. Classic. Democrats show up to vote to get free stuff (no such thing as free...stuff other people paid for is more accurate...)

    That's just the way it is.

    By the way, you're finally free tomorrow, Modern Esquire. Free from Ted Strickland. It'll be OK. You'll find your own identity. I promise. And if you're lucky, Ted will take you to Italy.........................

  8. So the board of elections opened on a Sunday? Special hours for a political rally from one party? What the hell?

    Something still stinks in Cuyahoga County.

  9. M.E. How exactly is that not in violation of this clause - in .01?

    (3) Advance, pay, or cause to be paid or procure or offer to procure money or other valuable thing to or for the use of another, with the intent that it or part thereof shall be used to induce such person to vote or to refrain from voting.


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