Sunday, November 06, 2011

Fair Warning

A piece over at Opednews gives Ohioans the real threat that Republicans bring---- the chance that they'll tamper with this election as they've done in the past:

..Polls show the repeal winning by 25% or more. But will it -- like the 2004 presidential election -- be stolen by the 1% intent on crushing working people and stealing huge sums of money? 

.....The attack has the loud, persistent support of Wall Street's hand-picked Governor John Kasich, who made millions as a Foxist commentator and Lehman bond dealer. Among other things, Kasich helped pawn $400 million in Lehman's junk bonds onto the Ohio teacher's pension fund, making him a multi-millionaire. Control of that money would be directly affected by the outcome of this referendum.....

...In July of this year, posted the architectural maps used in Blackwell's 2004 voting operation in Ohio. His electronic reporting operation was designed by a partisan Republican firm, GovTech and linked directly to servers at the premier Republican and right-wing tech company SmarTech in Chattanooga, Tennessee. See New court filing reveals how the 2004 Ohio presidential election was hacked....

Ohioans will be watching to see if the vote is close to what the polls indicated.  If the Republicans pull a fast one and alter our votes, there would be massive demonstrations across the state.

Vote NO on Issues 1, 2, and 3.  

Oh, no!  Kasich lied again!  Politifact Ohio looks at Kasich's latest claim:

...PolitiFact Ohio rated Kasich's claim Pants on Fire.

...Out-of-state mediators cannot resolve disputes under the state's rules for binding arbitration -- and that is the specific process Kasich has repeatedly criticized. 

His office cited another procedure seldom used by safety forces, who are covered by the binding arbitration rules, that could allow an out-of-state mediator. But that doesn't make this claim accurate. 

And as the state government's chief executive and leading spokesman for reforming the state's collective-bargaining rules for public employees, Kasich should know that....

Kasich knows that out of state people cannot be used in these binding arbitration because the law forbids it.  How can anyone trust Kasich?

There is a lesson in all this for Ohio's public employees--- you cannot trust the Republicans.