Gov. Christie: NJ Voters Can Vote by Email
But Ohio adds new hurdle for provisional ballots
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2012 2:31 PM CST
South Floridians stand in line during the last day of early voting in Miami, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.   (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

(Newser) – With election day a mere two days off, stories are trickling in about the ballot process—starting with a historic move by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

  • He will let residents of the storm-ravaged state submit absentee ballots by email—just like overseas military members do, but US civilians have never been allowed to before, Politico reports. All they have to do is get the ballot by fax or email and send it back electronically.

  • Facing a lawsuit by the Florida Democratic Party, Miami-Dade is extending early voting until 5pm this afternoon. Officials said they were persuaded by lengthy lineups of early voters; yesterday's last voter was checked in at 1am this morning, the Miami Herald reports.
  • Ohio's Republican secretary of state, Jon Husted, has declared that anyone who votes by provisional ballot there must check off a form explaining which ID they used—and if they screw up, the vote doesn't count, reports ThinkProgress. Voting rights advocates have filed suit over the move, which appears to contradict Ohio law.

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Tology
Nov 5, 2012 12:23 PM CST
Face it, the Republicans are going to do everything in their power to rig this election so Romney is the winner, just like they did 12 years ago to make Bush president.
jem4
Nov 5, 2012 6:33 AM CST
How can you blame Obama for making Christie stupid? Gov. Christie is a full-grown (maybe too grown) adult, and if he decides to be stupid, it's his decision. Why don't you blame the breakfast he ate or the cologne he wore? At least Obama has someone competent in charge of FEMA and knew ahead of time to deploy aid, which gave people a chance to evacuate, which is more than I can say for Bush. It is well-known that Bush screwed up on Katrina. You're a little short on facts and reasoning and big on emotion. Moreover, you, my friend, are a racist, which probably means your penis is smaller than your brain.
reallybig
Nov 5, 2012 1:18 AM CST
Christie was with Obama for one day, and in one day he became stupid from hanging with Obama...... HOW many New Jersey residents don't have electric, or don't have a computer anymore, or were to poor to own one, what about them? ..... Where's ALL the help Obama promised? ..... Where's the free gas, food and clothing, and the free trailers (like the ones given to blacks by Bush in New Orleans), and where is "f__king" (Brownie) Obama when you need him?