Ohio election politics were warped in 2004, further warped in referenda questions in 2005 [on voting integrity issues] vastly different from the usually precise Columbus Dispatch polls. Issues that were projected to win by 2:1 LOST by 2:1. And in 2006 we have Blackwell as Sec of State supervising his OWN election for governor. Fair I’m sure.
I am from Ohio and keep in touch w lots of people there. Kerry was way ahead in the polls, returns were coming in consistent with this, and then suddenly in the middle of the night, there were new returns that were statistically impossible but yet said Bush won. Don’t believe me? Check out people who have analyzed statistics at the precinct level. Every anomaly, and there were MANY, strangely favored the Republicans.
I know lifelong Republicans who NEVER voted for a Democrat, who voted for Kerry in ‘04. This should have been a major victory for the Democrats, except for having a corrupt Republican Secretary of State. Well, you know, the party that did PHONE JAMMING in New Hampshire? Yeah. Um hmm.