We may stop this with enough scrutiny

Fox is covering the voting issues in OH:

Transcript after the jump:

Let’s talk to you about a
story out in Ohio, I believe, Columbus. Of course Ohio we were just
talking about, one of the most important battleground states there,
and they started this controversial program this week where people
could come and register to vote and vote at the exact same time
before you could actually try and prove where they actually live,
if they are actually residents, or if they’re just Mary Poppins.
 Well now there is a report coming out by Shelby Holiday from
where she says that she was going to do some reporting on what she
thought was going to be a lot of students coming to register to
vote.  But what she ended up seeing were bus loads of homeless
people being brought into these places and registering and voting.
 And she joins us now on the phone from Columbus, Ohio.
 Good morning to you.

Shelby?  Shelby? 
Shelby, are you there?

I went down
to go do a story and was down at vets memorial in Columbus,
Ohio.  I saw all but about two students in the 30 minutes I
was there.  The young people that I did interview were telling
me that they were with organizations who were picking homeless
people off the streets and bringing them to the polls and
encouraging them to vote.  So, check this sound bite

Shelby, I understand. 
Ok, let’s listen to the sound bite, sorry.

We’re running a free vote
taxi program.  We will come and pick you up at your
house.  Drop you off wherever you want.

And people at the bus stop
asked them if they’re registered to vote.  And if they weren’t
I said “get in the car I’m bringing you.”

See me walking around and
stuff so they said “hey, man you want to vote?”  And I said
yeah I’ll vote.  I said, he said, “man I’ll take you anywhere
you want. I said “that’s cool.”

It’s fast and the people are
very polite, and they explained, you know, all about

I mean, if they say “sign
the ballot,” just give them and do exactly what they ask you to
do.  I mean, hey, this is America.  Know what I

Shelby, so these organizers
who are picking up all these people, what are they telling them to
do?  If they are bringing them out of a homeless shelter, what
are they telling them is in it for them?

Well, organizers, when I
spoke with the organizers, they said they are trying to help those,
it might be a little move tough for them to vote this year. 
They want them to get out and vote and want them to exercise their
right to vote.  So the organizers are just really trying to
help people who don’t have IDs or don’t have a permanent address to
get out there and cast ballots.

Do you think
that some of them, while they’re driving out there, are telling
them who to vote for?

Well, no, all the people I
spoke with that they were bipartisan.  But when I talked with
the homeless people, it became apparent that they were being
offered rides to whoever they wanted or, I’m not, I can’t — it did
not appear that these homeless people… Most of them did not know
exactly what was going on.

Alright, Shelby Holliday
from palestra.net. We thank you very
much.  We understand from her blog at palestra.net Shelby also said that the
people who winding up there, they didn’t have to prove they lived
in the state.  In fact, she talked to one guy who was about to
get on a bus to go to Chicago, Illinois where he lived.  All
they had to do was give four numbers.

Well this is the whole
problem with the whole thing, and this is why it went to the
highest levels of the court.  Because with Ohio being, really
frankly any state, but with Ohio being such a close state, is this
right?  You be the judge.


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