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A Glimmer of Voting Sanity in Ohio

Posted by Nancy on October 2, 2008

Today Ohio’s Supreme Court overrode Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner’s order not to send absentee ballots to some Republicans who had requested them. 

The controversy arose when McCain’s campaign sent 1 million request forms containing a box to check verifying the person was a voter, and some failed to check the box.  Several voters sued, saying their signature was sufficient to verify that they were voters.

“No vital public purpose or public interest is served by rejecting electors’ applications for absentee ballots because of an unmarked check box next to a qualified-elector statement,” the court wrote. “There is also no evidence of fraud.”

Read the entire Columbus Dispatch article here.


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