Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Lawsuit Over '04 Ohio Election Advances

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU
Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-08 12:36 PM
Original message
Lawsuit Over '04 Ohio Election Advances

Lawsuit Over '04 Ohio Election Advances

November 26, 2008

By Dan Sewell

CINCINNATI -- A federal appeals court agreed today that a lawsuit challenging Ohio's voting system as unfair and marked by problems should be heard in court.

The League of Women Voters brought the action three years ago in the aftermath of the 2004 general election, which brought national criticism of Ohio elections officials while President Bush narrowly carried the state to clinch re-election. The organization wants a court order requiring the secretary of state and governor to put "a fair and competent system" in place.

A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati ruled unanimously that the lawsuit should continue in U.S. District Court in Toledo.

The lawsuit cites examples of voters in some counties who were misdirected by poll workers, believe their votes were miscounted or not counted at all, and found broken or not enough voting machines at their polling sites. It also alleges misuse of provisional ballots.

"If true, these allegations could establish that Ohio's voting system deprives its citizens of the right to vote or severely burdens the exercise of that right, depending on where they live," wrote Judge Julia Smith Gibbons.

The panel agreed that the lawsuit raises valid questions about violations of citizens' equal protection and due process rights. The lawsuit doesn't challenge the 2004 results.


Refresh | +10 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-08 12:44 PM
Response to Original message
1. Now that the bu$h administration will soon be gone,hopefully more hot under the collar
groups will come forward expose more crimes of the last eight years in court.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-08 02:35 PM
Response to Original message
2. I am thankful for all the people
who have worked to expose the Republican election fraud of the last eight years, especially since the theft of 2004.

In those dark, dark days four years ago, it was a thankless task. Even talking about it could get you banned from the largest liberal web discussion site, on top of being reviled as a "conspiracy theorist".

But people worked on, and spoke, and wrote and researched. Is there any question that without those efforts, the playing field would still be tilted corruptly? Or that we'd be picking over the corpse of the Democratic campaign and explaining away the loss in terms of the "Bradley Effect", the too-brutal primaries, the PUMAs, the star power of the Killa from Wasilla?

Let us all remember to feel grateful to the plaintiffs in this lawsuit, and all the others who have worked to ensure that our elections actually reflect the will of the people.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-08 04:48 PM
Response to Reply #2
3. Halleluiah, brother, AMEN! nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-02-08 05:19 PM
Response to Reply #2
4. I concur.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Jul 21st 2017, 08:17 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC