Ohio voting is still on for tomorrow (UPDATE: Health director orders polls closed)

Dr_LawyerCop

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Oct 25, 2017
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Ohio voter here. On the fence if I’m going to vote tomorrow. Sucks, but I’m trying to quarantine as much as possible. I’ve generally been impressed with how serious DeWine is taking this, but he could have done this way earlier.
 
Jan 29, 2018
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It really should be postponed. I feel weird about going to vote when the rest of the world is telling me I should stay home.
 

pargonta

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Oct 25, 2017
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North Carolina
shouldn't have tried to cancel it the day before, now you need to own that mistake of trying to cancel it the day before.

not cancelling it earlier is a separate discussion
 

ZeoVGM

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Oct 25, 2017
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Providence / Boston
Ah delicious, a taste of November early.

We are so very very fucked. Throw in Russian misinformation and Trump crooning to his base to ignore the hoax and come vote and you've got the perfect recipe for the lowest voter turnout in years.
This is a massive overreaction. We have no idea what things will be like in November and the idea that it would be the "lowest voter turnout in years" is just not based in any factual or logical argument.

Seriously, enough with the running around with our heads cut off "we're so fucked" nonsense.
 

kubev

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Oct 25, 2017
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Pacifica, CA
While it'd be nice for this to be postponed or for the deadline for mail-in ballots to be extended, I have to say that people should really just choose to vote via mail in advance in case they can't make it to a voting center in general. You can still vote in person if you have a mail-in ballot. I don't understand people's insistence on trading convenience and flexibility for this sense of pride they get by physically going to a voting center.
 

RussTC3

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Nov 28, 2018
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So what are the chances older voters are too scared to turn out, and younger voters carry Sanders to victory in Ohio?
Considering all the older men and women I saw today in grocery stores.. about 0%.

Also not a fan of how DeWine has handled the situation. He was doing good up until this point, but he really messed up here.
 

Volimar

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Oct 25, 2017
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How can she overrule a judge?

The election is still happening. But the polling places are all closed by the health director so you physically can't go cast your vote. Some legal experts are saying that unless a judge acts, that means that when the polls close tomorrow night, the only votes that will count for Ohio's Primary will be the mail in ballots.
 
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Loudninja

Loudninja

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Oct 27, 2017
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The election is still happening. But the polling places are all closed by the health director so you physically can't go cast your vote. Some legal experts are saying that unless a judge acts, that means that when the polls close tomorrow night, the only votes that will count for Ohio's Primary will be the mail in ballots.
This is stupid as hell and going to really piss people off.
 

kirby_fox

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Oct 29, 2017
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Midwest USA
The election is still happening. But the polling places are all closed by the health director so you physically can't go cast your vote. Some legal experts are saying that unless a judge acts, that means that when the polls close tomorrow night, the only votes that will count for Ohio's Primary will be the mail in ballots.
We also had early voting, so I'd assume that would count too. I early voted last week in anticipation of the worst.

The feedback I’m seeing (I live in Ohio) is quite the opposite, actually
Only thing I'm seeing is a lot of confusion and people anxious and upset that this wasn't handled properly.
 

hidys

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Oct 26, 2017
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Bernie drop out plz.
This is an actual fucking emergency.
In any other country a party would coalesce around one candidate.
 

HipsterMorty

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Jan 25, 2020
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Biden should agree to adopt M4A in exchange for Bernie dropping out. It would be the ultimate show of unity and Biden would only be that much stronger in the GE.
 

gutter_trash

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Oct 26, 2017
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this is on Bernie

this could have ended last week

but Bernie being stubborn is putting people's lives at risk when the page could have been turned towards the general