Monday, October 22, 2012

The Final Battle

The 2012 Presidential election will be decided by Barack Obama's vaunted "get out the vote" organization versus the Republican Party's equally formidable "voter suppression" campaign.

For Romney
Florida has led the world in finding the ways and means to prevent citizens from casting votes since Jeb Bush was governor. Ohio's Secretary of State Jon Husted has done everything legal, and much that is illegal, to make the ballot inaccessible in Democratic counties. Both states will fall to Romney.

For Obama
Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Colorado all have weak or non-existent programs to prevent citizens from voting. Obama should take all of these.

So it is all down to Virginia. Republicans in the state are certainly trying to block or intimidate Democrats away from the voting booth. Whether they succeed will decide the fate of the nation.

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