Sure enough, Howie Hawkins made the Ohio ballot.

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    • #368966
      Ohio Barbarian
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      Just two weeks ago, the Greens were saying that they would be write-in only here unless Governor Mike DeWine exempted them from a petition-gathering requirement due to the pandemic. It would appear that he did just that, probably just to spite the Democrats, who have been doing they’re damndest to keep Hawkins off the ballot here.

      And Ohio looks to be very, very close this year. I will take great pleasure in voting Green, and if Ohio goes for Trump by fewer votes than Hawkins got, so much the sweeter.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

    • #368974
      HassleCat
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      He’s a candidate I would consider even if the other choices were other than Trump and Biden. (WA state)

    • #368977
      sadoldgirl
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      Good for the Greens!

      I just turned my ballot in with my vote for him and

      down the ballot for everyone but the those of the

      Uniparty.

    • #368985
      MizzGrizz
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      Sent my request for an absentee ballot out this very day.

    • #368987
      Ohio Barbarian
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      @mizzgrizz It was the primary in March, though, and everything was all messed up. I’ll vote in person or not at all. If you have early voting in your county, I’d recommend that, but up to you.

      Oh, if you do return the absentee ballot application, you have to make a photo copy of your ID and a copy of a utility bill or something with your address on it. The Republicans tightened up the rules. That’s why I’m voting in person. Too many hoops.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

    • #368995
      mmonk
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      Fear not the path of Truth for the lack of People walking on it. - RFK

    • #369005
      Ohio Barbarian
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      Another guy voting for Biden, though, thought ballot access should be easier so he approved, though he questioned DeWine’s motives. I know what DeWine’s motives are, but I don’t care. He did right by me and lots of other Ohioans.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

    • #369017
      ThouArtThat
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      @ohiobarbarian

      Hi ob,

      Good news for Ohioans. Fortunately, Andrew Coumo was unable to remove Howie from the ballot this election in New York State.

      TAT

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    • #369112
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      We did not get him on our ballot or even as a write-in option.  I left it blank.

      Our republican SOS in Kentucky has actually been very reasonable and worked with our democratic governor to make voting easier this year.  It was very easy to register and vote absentee which used to be an ordeal.  They’ve opened it up for early voting which is available 6 days a week.  We normally don’t have that option at all.  I’m so used to everything being so dysfunctional that it seems odd to see elected officials behaving like adults.

    • #369448
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      “… if Ohio goes for Trump by fewer votes than Hawkins got, so much the sweeter.“

      That would be a Dewine/Trump/GOP dream come true.

      The Big Lie: "Make the lie big, Make it simple, Keep saying it, And eventually they will believe it." AH.

      "Arguments must therefore be crude, clear and forcible, and appeal to emotions and instincts, not the intellect." JG

      National issues (slavery/racism, income inequality, pandemics and pathetic health care, weak unions) are not solved with more states' rights. Global problems (climate change, migration, trade, war, pandemics) are not solved with more nationalism.

    • #369566
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      @peacecorps All I care about is the ability to vote for whom I wish.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

    • #369707
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      Sorry for the misunderstanding

      The Big Lie: "Make the lie big, Make it simple, Keep saying it, And eventually they will believe it." AH.

      "Arguments must therefore be crude, clear and forcible, and appeal to emotions and instincts, not the intellect." JG

      National issues (slavery/racism, income inequality, pandemics and pathetic health care, weak unions) are not solved with more states' rights. Global problems (climate change, migration, trade, war, pandemics) are not solved with more nationalism.

    • #369719
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      @peacecorps I’ve said I’m not voting for any Democrats this year and why, but I changed my mind when it comes to judgeships and school boards. Jennifer Brunner, who was Ohio Secretary of State at one time, is so much better on corporate law than the Republican incumbent I’ll be voting for her for Supreme Court and a few other Democrats for Court of Appeals and Common Pleas judgeships.

      I won’t vote for a Democrat named McDonnell running for Supreme Court, though. As a Common Pleas trial judge he ruled that he couldn’t find a cop guilty of anything after leapt on to the hood of a SUV like an ape from Planet of the Apes, and fired a lot of shots into the windshield of a couple who had fled from an alleged traffic stop.

      This was a few years ago. The couple had marijuana on them or in their bloodstreams, one of them had done something ridiculously minor years before, they were unarmed, and they were Black. For some reason they went on a moderate speed chase for several miles, until about 20 pig vehicles surrounded them and started shooting, and proceeded to shoot the shit out of both them and their vehicle. The pig who was charged with murder jumped on the hood to insure the execution was done.

      This was at the height of that Comply or Die issue that was a national focus back then, and this particular judge said he couldn’t convict because the victims were shot through with so many bullets that he could not determine if this particular pig had fired the fatal shots.

      What makes it worse was that the cop had been fired from at least two other police departments for repeated violations of use of excessive force rules, and the Cleveland cops hired him with open arms. Plus, he waived his right to a jury trial and the selection of McDonnell as judge wasn’t coincidental at all.

      Sorry, but I can’t vote for him for Ohio Supreme Court. He’s corrupt as fuck, like most Cuyahoga County Democratic officeholders are. I won’t vote in that one, and I’m definitely not voting for any Republicans this year, not even as a protest vote against Marcia Fudge. Her Republican opponent is a Laverne Gore, whose name is usually preceded by the phrase “perennial candidate.” She’s a Black, right wing Christian zealot, which is probably the reason she will remain a perennial candidate.

      I won’t vote for Fudge, either, but I can’t bring myself to vote for someone like Laverne Gore even to protest Fudge’s failure as leader of the Congressional Black Caucus. More like a Misleader. But there are no Republicans I can even consider voting for on my ballot this year, as usual.

      Sorry for the ramble, but I changed my mind about not voting for any Democrats this year and thought you should know.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

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