-By Warner Todd Huston
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien warned the various political campaigns that have help hired from outside the state of Ohio that they’d better not vote in Ohio unless they’ve elected to live in Ohio permanently.
O’Brien has spoken to both Republican and Democrat campaigns as well as several get-out-the-vote groups working in Ohio.
“One thing that is crystal-clear is the law — if you are a temporary resident or a visitor, you are not entitled to register to vote and you’re not entitled to vote,” O’Brien, a Republican, told The Dispatch yesterday.
As the Columbus Dispatch notes, this comes on the heels of quite a few vote fraud news in the Buckeye State.
- The Republican fundraiser who sued Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner in the Ohio Supreme Court dropped his case. The lawsuit demanded that Brunner set aside absentee ballots from voters registered this year to check whether they are among the estimated 200,000 whose personal information does not match data in state and federal records.
Ohio Republican Chairman Robert T. Bennett said he’s meeting with Attorney General Nancy H. Rogers today to negotiate a solution to the dispute, but a spokesman for Brunner insisted it is not a settlement meeting.
- U.S. House Minority Leader John Boehner asked the Justice Department to force Brunner to comply with federal law and check mismatched records. The West Chester Republican’s office said the U.S. attorney general has the authority to order Brunner to enforce the law. The request was signed by most of the Ohio GOP congressional delegation, including central Ohio Reps. Pat Tiberi, Deborah Pryce and David L. Hobson.
- Brunner put her full Web site back up yesterday after taking part of it down Monday because of still-undisclosed “security breaches.” Gov. Ted Strickland also condemned reported death threats against Brunner and her family.
- A federal court hearing is set for Thursday on a request to prevent the state from enforcing its law requiring voters to show identification at the polls, or at least not require the homeless to show ID.
Ohio seems to be a hotbed of attempted voter fraud by left-leaning groups flocking to Ohio for get-out-the-vote efforts.
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