Monday, November 01, 2004

 

Judge Dlott bars Ohio challengers; GOP to appeal

Although there are several suits around Ohio courthouses challenging the legality of the Republicans planned aggressive use of challengers in polling sites Nov. 2, U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott acted first and ruled that the GOP's use of the Ohio statute allowing challengers at polling places is unconstitutional. According to the Associated Press:
[Dlott] said the presence of challengers inexperienced in the electoral process questioning voters about their eligibility would impede voting.
Mark Weaver, lead legal douche for the Ohio Republican Party, promised that they would again visit the friendly grounds of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati to overturn it.

The suit was brought by a pair of Cincinnati civil rights activists who argued that the the challengers effort was meant to intimidate and block black voters.

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