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nmoliver Donating Member (129 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:47 PM
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Arnebeck drops lawsuit: posted on ChannelCincinnati
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A group of voters on Tuesday asked to drop their challenge of Ohio's presidential election results, saying congressional certification of the electoral votes last week and the upcoming inauguration render the case moot.

Citing fraud, lawyers representing 37 voters who cast ballots Nov. 2 had asked the court to examine several problems with voting procedures in the hopes of overturning President Bush's victory in the state.

The election turned on Ohio's 20 electoral college votes, and not until preliminary results were finally available early on the morning of Nov. 3 did Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry concede.


Chief Justice Thomas Moyer of the state Supreme Court must still rule on the motion to dismiss the case, although he is expected to go along with the request.

Without giving specifics, attorney Cliff Arnebeck said challenges of the results would continue in state or federal courts. But he conceded that there was nothing available now to try to prevent Bush's inauguration.

"We are not quitting, we are going on to any other forum that's available and we intend to pursue those avenues aggressively," Arnebeck said.

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http://www.channelcincinnati.com/news/4071789/detail.ht...

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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:48 PM
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1. Bless him.
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:50 PM
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2. Carry on!
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Carolab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:50 PM
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3. Please Cliff, never give up. n/t
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T Roosevelt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:52 PM
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4. It's my understanding that the Ohio SC dropped it for him
essentially declaring the case "moot" - but he will continue to pursue it at the federal level.
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