There are so many reasons to fear Ohio. Aside from the obvious ones like the existence of Cleveland, it's suspiciously close proximity to West Virginia and that weird kind of chili they eat, they also hold a terrifying grip upon our nation's future.
And it would appear as though the state might be planning to make the most of the mortal fear in which they have ensconced the other 49 states…
[M]ore than 800,000 people so far have asked for but not yet completed an absentee ballot for the Nov. 6 election. Anyone who does not return an absentee ballot, deciding instead to vote at the polls, will be required to cast a provisional ballot. That’s so officials may verify that they did not vote absentee and also show up at the polls.
By state law, provisional ballots may not be counted until at least Nov. 17.
What that means is that if the election does in fact come down to Ohio — which seems very likely — and if the vote is relatively close in Ohio — which seems even more likely — Ohio could very well keep this interminably long election season alive beyond its time by several weeks, zombie-like, to devour our remaining sinews of mental health.
Now you know how Indiana feels all the time.
(via Political Wire)