Ohio GOP drops thousands of voter registration challenges after computer glitch found

Ohio Republicans, who on Friday had filed 35,000 voter registration challenges in 65 of Ohio's 88 counties (see previous report on JURIST's Paper Chase), today withdrew thousands of those challenges. The withdrawal came after they discovered errors in their filings apparently caused by a computer glitch. The party had already withdrawn about 7,500 challenges over the weekend because the names and addresses on the GOP list did not match voter rolls. However, the largest batch of challenges, 17,000 in Cleveland's Cuyahoga County, were found to have had no errors and are still being processed. According to an election director in Hamilton County, a new challenge cannot be mounted because it is too late under the governing statute. Read more about the Ohio Republican party's voter fraud initiative here. AP has more.

 

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