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Kathy M

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17. Found this article interesting , it was also dated end of Aug . By now requests are higher
Tue Sep 8, 2020, 09:16 PM
Sep 2020

"But Ohio’s no-fault absentee system allows any registered voter to request a ballot. Absentee requests received now can be processed, but the first wave of ballots won’t be mailed to voters until Oct. 6.

Reporters from The Dispatch and other papers in the Gannett Ohio chain surveyed boards of elections in all 88 Ohio counties last week. The 75 that responded with either hard figures or estimates said they have received about 400,000 so far.

In the entirety of the 2016 general election, boards of elections sent fewer than 1.3 million absentee ballots to voters.

Several boards reported that they already have hired temporary staff members to help deal with the onslaught of mail and phone calls. Most had planned to bring in seasonal employees after Labor Day.

?‘A lot’ is putting it mildly,” said Tony Perlatti, director of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, of the 80,000 absentee requests received there so far.

Perlatti said Cuyahoga County had processed about 50,000

Franklin County already had about 46,500 absentee requests last week, and Hamilton County had nearly 30,000.

https://www.dispatch.com/news/20200823/absentee-ballot-requests-flooding-ohio-elections-boards-like-never-before/1

more counties listed at site with numbers .

I have no doubt that states will start setting a distant 'bar' for finalized results. Siwsan Sep 2020 #1
That's exactly where Karl Rove and operatives were waiting to beat Obama in 2008, too. ancianita Sep 2020 #2
I think that was 2012 with Romney? stillcool Sep 2020 #6
Maybe. But I remember when I flew out two Stanford techies to OH for the Obama election. ancianita Sep 2020 #8
absolutely!..and Ohio has been such a fine example stillcool Sep 2020 #12
They stole the Ohio election in 2004, & tried again in 2008 but failed. CaptainTruth Sep 2020 #9
Right! That's how I remember it, because Rove was slack-jawed on FOX saying there "HAS ancianita Sep 2020 #10
The Ohio Democratic Party Executive Director says it didn't happen brooklynite Sep 2020 #11
Why would you give more credence to her than an anonymous person on the internet? Jose Garcia Sep 2020 #19
Good. That's the way it was for most of our republic's history. Mister Ed Sep 2020 #3
I agree. Before the 24 hour news cycle TexasBushwhacker Sep 2020 #5
Sounds like Republican Frank LaRosa setting the stage for fraud ... Auggie Sep 2020 #4
Exactly right... diverdownjt Sep 2020 #18
We won't need OH to win. Most of the states, except maybe CA will have most votes counted Thekaspervote Sep 2020 #7
An Ohio win would be really, really nice. zeusdogmom Sep 2020 #14
I think absentee ballots are counted on election day zeusdogmom Sep 2020 #13
They start counting absentee ballots before election day. LisaL Sep 2020 #16
It should not take a month to tally the votes. LiberalFighter Sep 2020 #15
Found this article interesting , it was also dated end of Aug . By now requests are higher Kathy M Sep 2020 #17
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