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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Some voters chip in for casinos?

Absence might make the heart grow fonder for gambling.

That is, if absentee voting continues the way it did Monday, the Ohio casino gambling issue might be approved instead of being rejected the way statewide voters did four similar issues.

Down in Columbus, that’s what the Franklin County Elections Board is starting to suggest about pro-casino State Issue 3. That’s because pro-gambling interests are the ones which got the majority of such absentee voters to vote in the state capital and its suburbs.

As reported in regular news reports, growing numbers of early absentee voters might be a casino boost in Lake and Geauga counties.

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