Check this out. The Dayton Daily News is reporting that because Joe “The Plumber” Wurzellbacher’s last name is spelled with an “o” not a “u” on the registration rolls, he could be knocked off the rolls under a policy advocated by the Ohio Republican Party in a suit it has filed against the Ohio Secretary of State. The GOP is trying to get the Secretary of State to send to county board of elections “mismatches” – including ones like these — where the name on the registration is different from the name on DMV or Social Security records. Jennifer Bruner, the Secretary of State, says the action the Ohio GOP is pressing for could disenfranchise up to 200,000 voters. TheGOP is stirring the pot about ACORN and worried that some election official might let Mickey Mouse vote? Give me a break. Let Joe the Plumber vote, and then let’s foucs on the real problem – systematic efforts by the Right to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters
And this just in – it looks like the U.S. Supreme Court has just stayed a lower court order that would have required the Secretary of State to send out these lists of mismatches. Stay tuned for more on that!