I think Palestra is doing a fabulous job tracking voter fraud in Ohio. We will bring you all of their news stories through this election. They are in the streets, tracking the truth.
Tiffany Wilson reporting from Columbus, OH (2008-10-28 08:45:59)
I’m a coffee drinker, preferably with a bit of milk. However, after visiting the local Whole Foods it seems “tea infusions” are all the rage. No longer just a bag of black in hot water, for only $4.99 I can enjoy an exotic and unbelievable sensory rejuvenation. I typically don’t buy into that marketing shtick but because of what’s happening in Ohio – I’m rethinking the possibilities.
If a Washington, D.C. real estate magnate’s son can permanently move into a host family’s house on the outskirts of Columbus leaving his own $912,500 home (purchased Feb.2008) to the dust, why won’t a couple of tea leaves alter my universe and send dancing rays of sunlight through my Midwest, mid-autumn day? If an Ivy Leaguer can leave his wife and New York apartment for a shared duplex littered with campaign literature in Ohio, then dried herbs are bits of magic filled with Jack and the Beanstalk potential.
Based on the number of new “residents” flooding the state and the impressive credentials they carry, Ohio is about to experience the largest intellectual infusion in modern history. Dozens of Ivy Leaguers arrived in Ohio to campaign and now that they’ve cast their ballots, it would appear they all plan to stay. O-H – I-O! The rallying cry of a Buckeye resounds from the lips of Harvard, Brown, Columbia, Yale and Dartmouth scholars. They renounce East Coast job opportunities, family ties and apartment leases for the more pure, more wholesome Ohio experience.
And I say, thank you. Thank you, dear intelligent peers of mine for recognizing the greatness of this previously considered fly-over state. With your commitment to stay in Ohio, I can only imagine the great job opportunities, philosophical discussions, business development and brilliant babies you will create.
Lest I dwell on the grey matter (the clouds are ever shady during an Ohio winter, forgive the interruption), I must move on to the matter of green. For where these renegades plant their grey, so to will they grow their green. Trust funds and family ties flow through their fingertips and now their Midas touch will sprinkle coins into Ohio’s choking coffers. No longer will the Upper East Side sequester their savings, instead these young people on the move can invest in sprawling suburban mansions. Home values guarantee much more bang for the buck in Ohio!
Wealthy, educated, connected Millennials have found their greener pastures in the larger lawns of Ohio. Either that or they like our ice cream. I know that’s reason enough for me to become a permanent resident! Ah, whichever reason sparked their conversion, I’m delighted that this generation of campaign workers turned locals will usher in the new age of Golden Opportunity in Ohio. So what do you say, after the election, anyone for a cup of Tieguanyin tea and a side of Knipschildt Chocolate?
By the way, the Franklin County prosecutor had this letter hand delivered to roughly 150 of Ohio’s newest “residents.”
October 27, 2008
Dear Recent Ohio Voter Registrant:
This letter and enclosure is being hand delivered to you so that you may contact the Franklin County Board of Elections and confirm your residency status in the State of Ohio.
You will receive an inquiry from the Board of Elections regarding your residency status, and enclosed in a letter that was sent from this office to the Obama and McCain campaign committees.
Essentially stated, it is not sufficient to register and vote in Ohio merely by being a temporary resident for thirty or more days; as the law requires permanent residency of the intent to maintain Ohio as a permanent abode.
You should confirm your residency to the satisfaction of the Board of Elections, or if you have registered or voted in error due to a mistaken belief regarding the residency rules you may cancel the registration and/or request that the vote improperly cast not be counted.
Very Truly Yours,
We’ll keep you posted.