Sunday, June 30, 2013
Chairman Chris Redfern welcomed the throng and stated that John Kasich won the 2010 gubernatorial race by 77,127 votes; there were 172, 610 voters that were leaning-Democrat voters and they voted in 2008, 2011 and 2012, but NOT in 2010. If ONLY ONE-HALF of those voters had voted in 2010 as they usually did, Kasich would have been defeated. Redfern also stated that in 2012, there were 34,299 rejected Provisional Ballots and 20,120 Absentee Ballots rejected because the voters were not registered in Ohio. The Chairman outlined plans to make sure ALL those voters would be OUR voters in 2014!
We were treated to rousing speeches by Candidate for Governor Ed FitzGerald, Candidate for Secretary of State Nina Turner, and Candidate for Treasurer John Patrick Carney. Our favorite, David Pepper, Candidate for State Auditor, was not in attendance because he was on his honeymoon.