Investigating voting irregularities in Ohio

Published December 7, 2004 12:05AM (EST)

Michigan congressman John Conyers, the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, has been on the case since the election. His latest effort includes a letter sent on Friday to Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell concerning what appears to have been the unlawful rejection of voter registration forms in several counties, as well as a report that an employee of Election Systems and Software, the nation's largest election equipment company, improperly accessed "the main computer that was used to create the ballot and compile election results."

Regarding the latter, Conyers notes that Blackwell's office placed the Auglaize County Board of Elections on "administrative oversight," but that to date, there has been no word on the results of any such investigation.

By Mark Follman

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