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Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Free Press: Blackwell's File

The Free Press does a summary of the shenanigans of Ohio Secretary of State/Bush Election Chairman Kenneth Blackwell. A clip:

When asked to explain why he forced Franklin County Board of Elections officials to run an election with only 2798 machines when they needed 5000, he pointed to the Board’s bipartisan nature and the Democrats serving as Chair and Deputy Director and claims he had nothing to do with the decision.

Of course, if you go to the Ohio Secretary of State website and click past the progressive-sounding phrases “Change our world” and his personal motto “A passion for truth, a quest for excellence,” you will find that he admits that he “appoints the members of Boards of Elections in each of Ohio’s 88 counties.” The Democrats that work in these highly-prized and well-paid jobs all serve at Blackwell’s pleasure and can be fired in an instant.