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Keating Law Firm files Suit for GOP Against Ohio SOS Brunner for GOP's Mistake in Ballot Dispute
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Edited on Thu Sep-18-08 08:56 AM by mod mom

Political lines drawn in ballot dispute

Posted by joncraig at 9/17/2008 7:34 PM EDT
This year's election challenges could rival those leading up to the 2004 presidential election, in which the nation looked to Ohio for the final outcome.

For a second time in a week, Republicans filed a lawsuit in the Ohio Supreme Court against Democratic Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner. Today's suit challenged Brunner's recommendation that county Boards of Election reject certain absentee-ballot applications produced by Sen. John McCain's campaign if a box was not marked. Here is Brunner's Sept. 5 memorandum to county Boards of Elections and a related directive.

The lawsuit was filed by two Hamilton County voters who requested absentee ballots using McCain's form but had their applications rejected: Betty R. Smith, 77, of Anderson Township and William Myles of Bridgetown.

Smith thinks the county Board of Elections should have approved her original application: "They're trying to mess things up someplace,'' Smith said in an interview. "It doesn't make sense."

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The voters are represented by Cincinnati attorneys James E. Burke and Charles M. Miller of the Keating, Muething & Klekamp law firm who filed and will argue the case.

http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?Catego...


Did you catch the name of the law firm representing the GOP?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_J._Keating
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