-By Warner Todd Huston
The U.S. Justice Dept. will probably not intervene before election day in Ohio to force Sec. of State Jennifer Brunner to verify new voter registrations, her office announced on Thursday.
The dispute between the GOP with Rep. John Boehner in the lead and Brunner, a Democrat, concerns the fate of thousands of new voter registrations that are incomplete or have conflicting information on them.
Brunner maintains that there isn’t time to verify the legality of the registrations and also claims that her computer database is not capable to achieve the task of weeding out these “mismatches.” For his part, Rep. Boehner is concerned that vote fraud is endemic among these faulty registration cards.
Brunner claims that there will be plenty of time after the election to fix the computer databases… of course, by then the vote fraud will have had plenty of time to influence the election in favor of Barack Obama.
“I’m disappointed by the Justice Department’s refusal to stop Secretary Brunner’s calculated effort to undermine the integrity of Ohio’s election,” Boehner said.
Members of former Sec. of State Kenneth Blackwell (Brunner’s successor) claim that Brunner charge that the database is in poor shape is untrue. Former asst. Sec. of State Marty Lobb told the Columbus Dispatch that he felt Brunner was just trying to blame others for her own failures. “To me, much easier to project (blame) onto someone else,” he said.
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