Everyone’s talking about “Joe the Plumber” today, a.k.a. Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, a Toledo area worker and single father mentioned several times during Wednesday night’s presidential debate.
Republican presidential nominee John McCain
You can start early voting in Ohio and, for the next week, register to vote and vote on the same visit to the Board of Elections.
The last day to register to vote in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky and still be able to take part in this year’s election is Monday, Oct. 6. If you aren’t registered, check with your local county board of elections office to find out what you need to do.
In southwest Ohio those offices are:
Brown County Board of Elections: 937-378-3008 and 866-368-3598
Butler County Board of Elections: 513-887-3700
Clermont County Board of Elections: 513-732-7275
Hamilton County Board of Elections: 513-632-7000
— Margo Pierce
Just gathering anecdotal info from CityBeat staffers and photographers, voting is going well so far. Long lines have been reported in Clifton, Northside, College Hill and the West Side, with voting this morning at the Main Public Library downtown taking 90 minutes. Basically, as expected, every precinct is seeing more voters than normal but there are no major problems reported (other than a lack of parking at certain schools and churches).
Breaking with the wishes of Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters, a special prosecutor appointed to investigate allegations of voter registration fraud said today there’s no need to quarantine the votes in question.
As we head back to work and school today after the holiday break, Barack Obama's inauguration as president is just two weeks away. The much-promised and long-anticipated change is almost upon us, and we'll finally get what we've been hoping for after "catching the car" we were chasing.
What would Joe the Plumber think?
As some Republicans continually try to peg Democrats as latte-drinking, sushi-eating “elitists” who are out of touch with ordinary Americans, here comes yet another example of their hypocrisy.
The Web is ablaze today with news that the Republican National Committee (RNC) has spent more than $150,000 on clothes and accessories for vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and her family since August.