Ohio officials sued for violating voter registration laws
Voting rights groups filed a lawsuit against Ohio officials, including Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell for allegedly violating a federal voter registration law.It's about time. Blackwell has been screwing up Ohio elections for quite awhile now. If we could just get rid of the voting machines he's rigged (or allowed to be rigged), the voter suppression techniques he's put in place, and the discriminatory distribution of voting machines, Ohio might just turn out to be a blue state.
"A federal lawsuit filed in Cleveland today charges that Ohio's Secretary of State, Kenneth Blackwell, and the Director of its Department of Job and Family Services (DJFS), Barbara Riley, have violated the rights of thousands of low-income Ohioans by failing to provide voter registration opportunities in public assistance offices as required by the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA)," according to a press release received by RAW STORY. "The NVRA is a federal law enacted 13 years ago to encourage voter registration and turnout in elections."