Rep. Fudge Says Changes in Ohio Voting Are ‘Racist’

Eric Scheiner, CNS News, April 1, 2014

Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) says the recent changes in voting in Ohio are “racist.”

“I believe, personally, that a lot of this really is racist. I believe that. They cannot make me believe that they do not understand how important the right to vote is to me and people like me,” Fudge told WKYC-TV last week.

“Ohio has become the butt of jokes–even in Washington. Because our governor and our legislature are doing everything they can to prevent certain constituencies from voting. Poor people, minorities, the elderly, the disabled–and they are doing it knowingly,” Fudge said.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced that early voting hours across the state during Ohio’s four-week early-voting period, will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on weekdays. Voters will also be able to cast an absentee ballot in person during the last two Saturdays before the election between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. No Sundays are offered.

In a press release Husted says the adoption of the new times comes from a bipartisan proposal from elections officials.


Two new laws that make changes in regards to the mailing of absentee ballots and cutting six days from Ohio’s early, in-person voting period were signed by Governor John Kasich (R-Ohio) last month. They are to take effect for the November election.



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  • dcc2379

    If one cuts absentee ballots and requires IDs, it makes it difficult for me to vote in five districts and two states. I guess I can always go to neighbors’ mailboxes when their absentee ballots arrive.

  • baldowl

    I had to get a look at Marcia Fudge. LOL!

    • rasher223

      shave her head and she looks like bill cosby

    • Alexandra1973

      LOL You can’t make this stuff up.

    • TheAntidote

      Well, I bet her surname is the butt of a lot of jokes.

      • eonic

        You’re really packin’ there !

  • Melowese Richardson. ‘Nuff said, about that.

    Good for Kasich if he signs this, but don’t forget he was one of the foursome who went to Vegas to kiss Sheldon Adelson’s ring last week. Not Presidential material.

    • Pro_Whitey

      Thank you. It’s too bad we can’t trust these fellows any further than we can throw them. I’m pretty Jeff Sessions of Alabama did not show up for the kosher brown-nosing session. I’d like to see him take a shot at the presidency. Having campaign money is nice, but votes are still more important.

      • Speaking of, we had an interesting discussion at a thread over at my blog over last few days. That got me to think:

        Yes, Sheldon Adelson and Mark Zuckerberg and George Soros and the Koch Brothers are pure evil, and their disproportionate and outsized influence in politics is something that we should find a way to stop. But there’s something more fundamental at work.

        Let’s say that the 100 richest people in the country all liquidated 10% of their net worth and put it into a super giant political slush fund, for the purpose of waging a political campaign to get rid of Social Security and Medicare.

        Would it work?

        Short answer: No.

        Long answer: Hell no.

        Why wouldn’t it?

        SS&M are political third rails.

        This is why the multi billionaire donor class will never waste their money to try to get rid of SS&M.

        If we made immigration treachery a third rail, and we have the numbers and enough people know the time of day on the issue to where it is possible, then Adelson, Zuckerberg, Soros, Koch et al. and all their money wouldn’t matter, and they wouldn’t even try, they wouldn’t even waste their money.

        I can type, write, scream, talk and argue all the live long day, but that’s not going to make anyone turn immigration into third rail politics until they get the notion on their own to do that. You can lead a horse to love…

        But good message with enough money can and sometimes does beat bad message amplified by big money.

      • Grantland

        Putin 2016!

  • Luca

    “…Ohio’s four-week early-voting period, will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on weekdays.”

    I see her point, it’s hard for black people to get off from work to vote during the week. lol!

    • Do you think they’re out of bed by 5 pm?

    • In the days before I started voting by mail-in-ballot, I used to drive to the polling precinct on my lunch hour and then stop off at my house for a bite to eat. This is not so complicated, except perhaps for someone who’s IQ is only 75.

      • evilsandmich

        A sign of how incompetent our government is becoming when they cannot even run an election properly (maybe they don’t want to…).

    • dcc2379

      I show do hope Gennerral Holder sues dem!

  • Tom Mixx

    These people have a one track mind – race. Everything in this world is all about racism. Nothing else. Whether it be a crabgrass problem with a lawn, making a wrong turn, a ball game they wanted to go to getting rained out – racism. God they’re morons.

    • baldowl

      I think it’s natural to be preoccupied with your shortcomings, especially when somehow they’ve been twisted into your greatest advantage.

    • LHathaway

      I donno. Their obsession does make them similar to us. . .

    • Early this afternoon I posted to another thread here a piece in which I said that “racism” is their “Energizer Bunny” excuse; it keeps going and going, and never runs out of steam.

      Q. What is the advantage of fuel-injection over carbureted induction?
      A. “Racism”.

      Q. Why did the dinosaurs die out?
      A. “Racism”.

      Q. At the end of the Messinian dessication, how did the Mediterranean Sea stop being an endorheic basin and reconnect with the ocean?
      A. “Racism”.

      • JackKrak

        Mocking racism? RACISM!

      • blight14

        Best comment ever! AND the list is truly endless………….how many non-whites can even GRASP this sad fact of American life? Five or ten, max.

  • Katherine McChesney

    I love to read comments on the original articles. There’s hope. Whites are organizing.

    • Alexandra1973

      The ones for this article are comedy gold!

  • So CAL Snowman

    So if I understand the blacks correctly, they want to able to vote whenever they want, wherever they want and without ID, correct? I can see why not acquiescing to those demands could be construed as virulent White racism.

    • Neuday

      I think they refer to it as “Gibs me dat”.

  • I strongly approve of any measure that limits the number of votes coming from lowlifes and ignoramouses of any race. Only white land-owning men should have the right to vote as far as I’m concerned. Maybe Amren and Stormfront women too. Nobody else.

    • RisingReich

      Woman’s suffrage has enabled this calamity we are in to a large degree. Ask QD.

      • The so-called Women’s Liberation movement in the 60s was intended to split the white voting block in two so that whites would no longer vote for the same candidate in lockstep the same way the other races tend to. By doing this it not only eroded the nuclear family and lowered birth rates but also hastened the loss of political power of whites as a whole. I suppose that would make the woman’s suffrage movement a necessary precursor, but I am unwilling to curse women’s suffrage because doing so would immediately alienate half of the whites that we are trying to appeal to now, for the good of us all. I’ve also seen female posters who make valuable contributions in reaching out to new minds, as well as batting down the arguments of anti-whites.

        • Our enemies use divide and conquer against us because it works. Unfortunately, it sometimes works even here. As long as White men and women are at each other’s throats instead of uniting to save ourselves, we will continue on the path to enslavement and extinction.

          Don’t think for one second that the movements that have caused such a terrible divide between us weren’t entirely designed to do so. How sad that so many otherwise smart people still fall for it.

          • Grantland

            Sure they were designed to do so. As was the feralization of the Negro. Divide and rule. Does that mean that white men need to “reach out to” feral negroes and feminist bitches? Hell no. We kick their arses.

          • No argument there.

        • dewdly

          Before women’s suffrage the man cast a family vote. There were no “women’s issues”, just as there have never been “men’s issues”, only family issues. The man may still cast a family vote, but there is a very good chance that it will be cancelled out by his wife

      • Ask me? I don’t necessarily agree with the theory.

  • FozzieT

    It’s obviously racist. How can anyone expect black folk to get out of bed and get down to the polls before 5 pm?!!

  • Romulus

    She’s just another ignoramus listening to sharpton and Steve Garvey radio!
    Let’s not forget the 850 million bailout vote package that odumbazz gave to the union members his first time around. Ohio has always been a battleground state as it borders between red and blue. I think they’re called purple now when a state is evenly split. Once again, it all comes down to physical numbers. Hence, redistricting. Us vs. everyone else.

    • evilsandmich

      The north of the state is full of race hustlers and corrupt union thugs while Columbus is banks and big government. The number of people from the saner areas usually aren’t enough to tip the scales to ‘red’ unless the lefties are uber-incompetent (not hard to imagine) and the union proles stay home.

  • TXCriollo

    Fudge does she expect to be taken seriously

  • MBlanc46

    Whatever happened to Election Day? You remember, the day everyone used
    to vote. And if you were away on election day, you got an absentee
    ballot. What’s so hard about that? And what, exactly, is racist about
    it? The same day for everyone, regardless of sex, race, or religion.

    • evilsandmich

      Makes it harder for 200,000 Fudge voters to cast 300,000 ballots.

  • NoMosqueHere

    Well, Rep. Fudge can fudge the facts until fudge comes out her ears, but a voting booth is not a clown car. Some rules must apply, even for affirmative action morons.

    • TXCriollo

      See the race card no longer flys people are saying how is this racist, second how many cleveland blacks work a job that stops them from voting

  • Fudge is concerned that some minor changes in voting rules are making Ohio a national laughing stock, but what about obsessed, lunatic representatives from Cleveland?

    • Alexandra1973

      Ohio is known as the Florida of the North.

      I’m willing to bet it’s because of people like Fudge.

  • blight14

    So America, how did the brilliant idea of the 15th and 19th amendments to the Constitution turn out for you? I’d say about as well as the foolish notion of ‘free labor’.

  • evilsandmich

    There were issues during the last election, from what I recall, when a few brave/foolish Republicans journeyed into the bush that is Marcia Fudge’s district to check voting centers.

  • Max

    Fudge! Really?! -as in “fudge the election results”or “fudge the standardized test scores”or the obvious “chocolate fudge”.

    You really can’t make this stuff up.

  • You’re right. These measures are good, but they’re a good start.

    I’m sure you’ve seen the story already about how 35k people voted in both North Carolina and some other state in November 2012, and how 155k are double registered in NC and some other state.

  • scutum

    We be minorities so we need do bote early an bote offen. Dat Hustad, he be raciss.

  • One also needs to show an ID to get a library card, but since blacks avoid books as if they are made out of kryptonite, none of them know this.