It's interesting to reflect on the appeal by the Obama campaign to keep the polls in Ohio open past the normal closing time.
We are mindful of a similar situation in the City of St Louis where a judge kept the polls open past the normal closing time in a predominantly African American voting area and it was later calculated that it changed the outcome of the election.
The areas to be kept open in Ohio are those where Obama would have the advantage as they are also African American population and Obama has a 9 to 1 advantage over Hillary in those areas.
Many of our friends believe that Obama is a hard core Chicago politician and they also believe that he could never have become a Senator in the State of Illinois if he wasn't an astute practitioner of Chicago politics.
Assuming this view has some validity, we can see a scenario where the election in Ohio is so close that a strategy could be developed where a plausible reason could "emerge" where a judge could be petitioned to allow the polls to stay open, thus giving Obama an edge.
Let's just for the fun of it say that somebody got together with allies at carefully selected polling locations and somehow somebody walked off with a bunch of blank ballots. This would create a shortage and provide a "plausible excuse" to petition a judge to hold open certain polling places. Out of the question? Well, maybe, but the thought of it reminds us of Chicago politics and the "astute practice" of Daley machine tactics!
Then again, the Clintons are certainly experienced enough in "underground politics" to know how to recognize such tactics. The entire scene on the Democrat side is certainly entertaining!