If Jennifer Brunner Had Done Her Job In The First Place….

What kind of cheese should we send to the New York Times? Court Ruling May Impede Thousands of Ohio Voters

More than 200,000 registered Ohio voters may be blocked from casting regular ballots on Election Day because of a federal appeals court decision on Tuesday requiring the disclosure of lists of voters whose names did not match those on government databases, state election officials and voting experts said.

In other words, who the hell are these people? Do they live in Ohio? Are they Ohio residents? Do they appear on voter roles in other states? Do they even exist? As Ace points out, Brunner has been sitting on these 200,000, and this is a big deal.

The court decision requires Jennifer Brunner, the Ohio secretary of state, to provide the names to local election officials by Friday. Once the local officials have the names, they may require these voters to cast provisional ballots rather than regular ones, and they may ask partisan poll workers to challenge these voters on Election Day. Both possibilities could cause widespread problems when the voters show up at the polls.

If she had done her job in the first place…. And now an appeal of the decision has gone to the Supreme Court, saying Republicans had 2 years to challenge. Perhaps the Ohio GOP thought the Ohio Sec of State would do her job and follow the law

Federal law requires states to verify voter registration applications with a government database like those for driver’s licenses or Social Security cards. Names that do not match are flagged for further verification. Since Democrats have been more aggressive at registering new voters this year, the decision will probably affect their party’s supporters disproportionately. Polling in the state shows Senator Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, with a slight lead on his Republican challenger, Senator John McCain.

Social Security data indicate that Ohio election officials found more than 200,000 names that did not match this year; state election officials say their analysis of the data indicates that most of these are individual voters, not duplicate registrations. But Ms. Brunner said that problems with the databases could very well be why the names did not match.

So, do your job and investigate. Why do Democrats always think that the law doesn’t apply to them?

Expect the usual suspects on the left to call this “GOP voter fraud.” When it is ACORN registering Mickey Mouse and the starting offensive lineup of the Dallas Cowboys, eh, no big deal, they haven’t voted, but, unknown people who will probably vote Dem being forced to possibly use a provisional ballot? FRAUD! I wonder how many of those 200K will actually show up?

The Ohio Republican chairman, Robert T. Bennett, called the court ruling “a victory for the integrity of Ohio’s election.”

“Once again, Jennifer Brunner has wasted valuable taxpayer dollars only to have her partisan agenda rejected by a court of law,” Mr. Bennett said.

Yeah, but, somewhere in Liberal World, it is the Republican’s fault for bringing this issue to light.

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5 Responses to “If Jennifer Brunner Had Done Her Job In The First Place….”

  1. Mark says:

    I just hope she is punished somehow. She needs removed from office, but I am sure that wouldn’t happen in a million years since she is a Democrat, but she did wrong, and is part of voter fraud by trying to hide those votes, so something needs done.

  2. bruce says:

    😀 are any of you surprised that the democrats are committing voter fraud?democrats have always stuffed the ballot box,how else could b.hussein obama win an election.maybe it is the media propaganda which tries to pass for journalism these days that emboldens crooked democrats to be so blatant about election stealing.

  3. You’re right, Mark, she probably won’t be. And then the Left will blame the GOP for any irregularities in the election.

    I’m not surprised, bruce. It is the way they work. Sometimes because they are just plain incompetent.

  4. nic says:

    This is ABSURD. So 200,000 people did NOT KNOW how to spell their own names???? They really don’t know their own driver’s license numbers or SSN’s??? If they are this STUPID, then how can they even be capable of making an informed judgment to cast a vote for the highest office in the U.S. & the world? Does Brunner really think 1/3 of these newly registered Ohio-ans are this STUPID?

    It’s time to give up those names, Brunner. She obviously doesn’t believe in the true election/voting process when she’s trying to hide information. If there’s nothing to hide, she can give out those lists right away.

  5. howard Cossman says:

    It’s a travesty that people like jennifer Brunner are allowed to hold public office. Our entire democracy depends on fair elections. Voter fraud should be vigorously prosecuted by the authorities, with automatic jail time for offenders … and that includes voter fraud perpetrated by high ranking officials as well. Perhaps if stiff jail sentences were imposed, organizations like Acorn would think twice about defrauding the system, and defrauding the American people. This issue once again shows how important trust is … and, that’s why I would rather trust a man who would not sell out his fellow prisoners, even during 5 years of torture, than to trust a man who betrayed a 20 year friendship, for personal ambition.

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