Skip to comments.Appeals court sides with Ohio secretary of state
Posted on 10/10/2008 10:47:42 PM PDT by Gator_that_eats_Dems
CINCINNATIA federal appeals court sided with Ohio's top elections official Friday in her running battle with Republicans over how to verify the eligibility of newly registered voters.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals set aside a federal judge's order a day earlier that Democratic Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner institute the means to verify voter registration information and make it available to Ohio's 88 county election boards.
Brunner argued that it would take two to three days to create the necessary computer programs, and that nothing in the Help America Vote Act required her to do what the lower court ordered. A three-judge panel of the appeals court agreed in a split decision.
"With less than a month until the election, and less than two weeks until the beginning of counting absentee ballots, the secretary cannot be required to undertake the extensive reprogramming and other changes to the election mechanics without complete disruption of the electoral process in Ohio," the majority said in its opinion. "The irreparable harm to the voting public caused by the district court's order is equally clear."
On Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge George C. Smith in Columbus ordered Brunner to verify new registrations by matching information on them against a database maintained by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles or the Social Security Administration. He also ordered her to establish a process by which the county boards can access the information generated by the checks.
Brunner praised Friday's decision, saying there are sufficient systems in place to verify new-voter registration.
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The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
- Joseph Stalin
Hello Supreme Court!
Wake up America..they are desperate to steal this election..and our beloved Nation!
So what, maybe 100,000* bogus votes for Obama for the time being and it’s on to the Supreme Court?
*just a wild number
They should bring it to the full court.
Paging Justices Thomas or Scalia. Please pick up the red courtesy phone.
Think the Supreme Court would take this issue up?
OK OHIO IT IS YOUR TURN TO SHOUT!
YOU MUST STAND UP AND START PETITIONS....THIS IS AWFUL!
Yes, the USSC...will be moving quickly on this...
At least a third of Acorn registrations are fraudulent. Don’t know how a court could side with the Ohio SOS. Ohio voters should take to the streets with pitch forks.
Rhetorical question: Why is it that every time it's a decision the MSM agrees with, you don't hear the party of the judges? They just call it a "split decision."
But if the liberals don't like a decision, the first 3 paragraphs of the article will be about the party makeup of the court and who appointed the Conservatives.
I believe the full court can throw out the decision.
Naaah....it's just about the integrity of our electoral process. No big deal.
Before it goes to the to the USSC, the whole 6th court will want to look at it, where it will overrule the 3 court panel.
I suppose the Ohio Repubs will file an appeal.
Our election process and legal system is a complete joke. The easiest things my 8 yr old could decide on as logical is ruled the opposite and we as a society all stand idly by.