If you had any doubt that the political establishment was trying to mess with conservative businessman Donald J. Trump, you have to see what’s going on in the Buckeye State!
In Ohio, where John Kasich is the Governor and the Secretary of State is a Republican, voters in the GOP primary are already casting their ballot in the mail. More than 70,000 ballots have already been filled out and mailed back.
And as the video explains (below,), while the Democrat ballot is easy to read, the Republican ballot is ridiculously confusing! This primary is “winner take all” so it will have a major impact on the final delegate count for the Republican convention.
The way the voting is shown on the ballot, Republicans actually have the chance to vote for President… TWICE!
Every Republican primary voter in Ohio has two opportunities to vote for president, in a ballot twist that’s only escalating the potential confusion caused by the party’s large and fractious field of candidates.
GOP ballots for the March 15 primary feature two boxes for president, one for designating an at-large presidential delegate and one for designating a delegate for the voter’s congressional district. It’s a carry-over from a time when Ohio’s Republican vote was divided proportionally, rather than in the winner-take-all fashion being used in 2016.
The Secretary of State’s office says both boxes will be tallied. However, Republicans say only the at-large vote will count.
Further complicating matters? Ballots still list 11 Republican at-large presidential candidates and up to 10 district candidates. Only four remain in the primary race.
If it’s confusing enough for national political reporters, this problem is certain to cause problems for the average Ohio Republican voter who may not know what’s going on. This is guaranteed to have a major impact on the final outcome.
In comparison, this is how straight-forward the Democrat ballot is:
Are Ohioans supposed to check a box at the top if they want their candidate to win? Or will checking both boxes get an extra vote? Ohio election officials don’t even know…
Governor John Kasich has some serious explaining to do. This type of voter fraud must be exposed, before it’s too late!
What’s going on in Ohio? Please leave us a comment (below) and tell us what you think!