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    I recall back in 2006 when Democrats here in Ohio were wringing their hands over the Republicans running an ultra-conservative black man for governor. Depressed friends of mine were predicting that East Cleveland, Ohio's poorest blackest city, would give half or 60% or 80% of its vote to Ken Blackwell.

    On Election Day, I was a poll observer for Ted Strickland's campaign at a mostly black polling place in Cleveland on the border of East Cleveland. All day the Blackwell people were outside passing out a flyer that said, "Help us make history — elect Ohio's first black governor."

    That evening, I stood watching the long reports being spit out of the touchscreens (the only election where we used them; they didn't change votes but they sure were a pain in the butt as i can attest after watching them all day). I saw precinct results like "75 votes Strickland, 4 votes Blackwell." My favorite was the precinct where the Green candidate got more votes than Blackwell.

    Black voters just are not that stupid, although I am sure Tea Partyers think they are. Poor deluded Tea Partyers.

    Jon Husted is a dick.

    by anastasia p on Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 10:16:39 AM PST

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