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"In two counties, the number of registered voters actually exceeds the voting-age population..."
...touts a Columbus Dispatch article from September, 2012. Certain counties had 109% of their voting-eligible populous registered. To put that in perspective, the national average hovers around 70. This is an extreme case, and thanks to the GOP's early response to this threat and Virginia's Voter Identification law, on June 11, the Commonwealth won't have to deal with the gross over-registration, double-registration, and fraud that Ohio's Board of Elections is going to have to wade through to clean the rolls. But, it's a sobering example of what could have happened if Dems (you reading this, Delegates Morrissey and McClellan?) had been successful in stalling the law two sessions ago.
The real story here is the deaf ear that the Obama/Holder Department of Justice is turning to the problem.
This problem was discovered in an extremely important electoral state, BEFORE the November election. Ohio's Secretary of State sent the Attorney General Holder a letter, again before the election, asking for the power to correct this large-scale voter fraud mess that his state was(and still is) in. He received no response at all. To date, he has not received a response.
And while Bad Luck Eric is already on the hook for bugging the AP, hiding documents from Congress, and any number of other scandals, this is huge, and it does not deserve to be buried. Is it not odd that the chief of the Department of Justice is already billed as protecting the administration from its constituents. Stalling any action, or possibly even ignoring this glaring problem in a state that conveniently turned blue, does not cast Holder in a good light.
At best, this is incompetence, at worst it is obstruction; and it is another nail in the coffin of an already catastrophe-studded "career".