Howard Dean: Only Way Obama Can Lose Ohio Is If Voters Are Prevented From Casting Their Ballot

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean joined MSNBC’s Morning Joe where he revealed that he is hearing multiple accounts of illegal voter harassment in key battleground states like Ohio and Pennsylvania. When asked if he thought that the only way President Barack Obama could lose Ohio is by voter intimidation, Dean emphatically replied that he did.

“In Pennsylvania, people are standing outside the polls asking for their I.D.s,” Dean said. “A federal judge has enjoined them from doing that, but that’s what’s happening.”

“That’s a big charge,” said NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd. “Do you think the president could – do you believe if he loses Ohio, it will be because of voting irregularities?”

“I do,” Dean replied without hesitation. “Given the vote and the leading in the polls in Ohio, the only way he can lose is if people are prevented from casting their ballots. Either by voting machines that aren’t functioning right or other forms of harassment.”

Watch the clip below via MSNBC:

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