Tuesday, May 02, 2006

A Late Night in Cuyahoga County?

The judiciary speaks.

Via ONN:

A judge ordered the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to keep the polling location at Garden Valley Neighborhood House at 7100 Kinsman Ave. open until 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones and Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Bryan Flannery are at Cuyahoga County Common Pleas court in front of Judge Nancy McDonnell asking for the polls to be kept open until 8:15 p.m.

With all the problems reported at the polls Tuesday, NewsChannel5 has learned that the absentee results will be delayed.

Is it just me, or are judges becoming involved in elections at a greater frequency?


LargeBill said...

Has anyone heard what the specific complaint is that would be remedied by an extra couple hours? I have a problem with a lack of uniformity from county to county for poll closing time. A half hour is one thing but this sounds like an extra couple hours.

Mark said...

evidently the geniuses in Northern Ohio couldn't do what us hicks in sw ohio could do, set up the machines. also, i smell flannery.

BizzyBlog said...

This is really bad, and is a transparent excuse to try to locate more voters.

By all rights, nobody should report ANY results until all the polls are closed, for the same reason that CBS's premature calling of Florida for Bush in 2000 suppressed the vote in the Western part of the state, which still had an hour to go.

I smell a rat, and it isn't necessarily a DemocRAT.