A lawsuit filed in Cuyahoga County last night pushed back the voting deadline in 16 precincts by 90 minutes and helped Franklin County officials get their absentee ballots counted.We had better not let the Democrats steal this election. Even though she is known as a moderate, she does not deserve to be cheated and Kilroy is a far-left, scumy tax-raiser.
Still, more than 20,000 absentee and provisional ballots will not be counted until next week and could change the results in some close races, including one for Congress and the Central Ohio Transit Authority sales tax increase.
The Ohio Democratic Party sued in U.S. District Court in Cleveland, complaining about polling places that opened late and had long lines because of malfunctioning voting machines.
Blackwell then ordered all county elections boards to keep voting results under wraps until 9 p.m. A Blackwell spokesman said Democrats were manipulating the election system.
"What I think you're looking at is the Ohio Democratic Party hand-selecting some precincts where they thought that they could squeeze out a few more votes in the 90 minutes following the regular close of polls," said James Lee.In Franklin County, officials said early last night that they would not be able to count 19,000 absentee ballots that voters had returned before Monday, the usual cut-off date for including the votes in Election Day totals. Because the court order gave them an additional 90 minutes before the election was officially over, they resumed tabulating and finished the count.
However, the results from 20,000 additional absentee ballots delivered Monday and yesterday, and an unknown number of provisional ballots, will not be known until the end of next week. That throws into question the COTA 0.25 percent sales tax, which was winning by about 4,000 votes in unofficial returns, and the congressional race in which U.S. Rep. Deborah Pryce led Mary Jo Kilroy by about 4,000 votes.
I will be watching this race closely that's for sure.