200K Ohio Voters With Discrepancies

Secretary of State Jennifer Bruner is trying to work out the discrepancies by the Friday deadline. Some are as simple as misspellings, others are more significant. She is working overtime to make sure all county election boards can locate the mismatches. More on this breaking story from the Associated Press.

Close to one in every three newly registered Ohio voters will end up on court-ordered lists being sent to county election boards because they have some discrepancy in their records, an elections spokesman said Wednesday.

Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner estimated that an initial review found that about 200,000 newly registered voters reported information that did not match motor-vehicle or Social Security records, Brunner spokesman Kevin Kidder said.

Brunner previously cross-checked new-voter registrations with databases run by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicle and the Social Security Administration and made the results available online, but the 6th Circuit said the information was not accessible in a way that would help county election boards ferret out mismatches.

Brunner, a Democrat, told The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer on Wednesday that she is concerned the court decision is a veiled attempt at disenfranchising voters.

“I’m very concerned with these new requirements as we get closer to Election Day,” said Steve Harsman, director of the Montgomery County Board of Elections in Dayton. He said his staff already is working 16 hours a day, seven days a week.

I give it up to Brunner for trying to keep up with all the GOP strategies to disenfranchise voters here. All the Election Boards around the state are working overtime to keep up. I want to thank all of the hardworking people involved that are trying to make a smooth election day here in Ohio.

Full article by Associated Press

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