Ohio Secretary of State Gets Out of Verifying Fraudulent Voter Lists

At first she was instructed to obey the law:

CINCINNATI — A federal judge on Thursday ordered Ohio’s top elections official to verify the identity of newly registered voters by matching them with other government documents. A U.S. District Court judge in Columbus ruled that (Democrat) Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner must perform verification required by the Help American Vote Act. That includes matching new registrants’ information with information in databases maintained by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles or the Social Security Administration.

http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2008/10/10/dem-ohio-secretary-of-state-ordered-to-stop-breaking-the-law/

And now a sympathetic appeals court has recinded that ruling:

A federal appeals court ruled 2-1 last night in favor of Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner to put on hold an order sought by the Ohio Republican Party involving information about new voters and concerns about potential fraud.

The three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Brunner is not required to provide county elections boards with the names of voters whose personal information does not match state motor-vehicle or federal Social Security records, as ordered Thursday by U.S. District Court Judge George C. Smith of Columbus.

Brunner had sought an emergency order delaying Smith’s order, and the appeals court agreed with Brunner that federal law does not require her to provide the names and that the Nov. 4 election is too close for major policy changes.

The panel noted that the process of matching voter information with state and federal records has been in place since 2007, and that the details about mismatches are available to counties on individual voter records, even if not in one list.

……Judge Richard Allen Griffin dissented, saying the three-judge panel should not have acted so quickly and that Brunner’s “lack of concern for the integrity of the elections process is astounding and deeply disturbing.”

http://www.dispatchpolitics.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2008/10/11/copy/ACORN_FRAUD.ART_ART_10-11-08_A1_TKBIRLI.html?adsec=politics&sid=101

On behalf of the sane, law-abiding voters in the Buckeye State, I’m ashamed and embarrassed that the retarded ‘voters’ who foisted these turds into office have inflicted their crimes on the rest of you/us.

Not only is Brunner a blatant partisan scofflaw, but she’s being supported by an appeals court with its own interpretation of what constitutes ‘legitimate’ voter registration and providing proof thereof.

Apparently, you don’t have to.

Wanna bet she’s connected to ACORN?

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