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Wordie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 11:01 PM
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Answers, leading inevitably to just more questions re: OH deadlines
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I found this on the OH SoS site (pdf file downloaded):
Recounts and Election Contests
An application for a recount must be filed no later than five days after the official results are declared. . . . . . . 3515.02

A petition contesting an election must be filed in the appropriate court within 15 days after the official results are declared, or within 10 days after the official results of a recount are declared . . . . . . .3515.09


And, I found this apparently great Ohio legal law site: http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/dates.html

Which says this:
November 12
(Friday) Absentee ballots from out of country must be received by boards of election under Ohio law

December 7
(Tuesday) Deadline for resolution of any controversies under state law concerning appointment of electors to Electoral College

December 13
(Monday) Meetings and Votes of the Electoral College in each state

January 5
(Wednesday) Congress counts the Electoral College votes from the states

The unfortunate thing, and maybe why its so hard to get answers about all this, is that the information appears to be contradictory! If the SoS has until Dec. 6 to certify, but the deadline for resolutions of controversies re: appointment of electors is Dec.7, then what point is it to recount or to contest, as allowed in other sections of the law? So there must be something we are missing. Or, is this what later lawsuits will have to hash out?
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