Friday, December 05, 2008

1,000 Provisional Ballots Out

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting the following:

About 1,000 disputed ballots that could decide the outcome of a hotly contested central Ohio congressional race won't be counted, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

The state's highest court ordered the Franklin County Board of Elections to throw out about 1,000 provisional ballots cast in the Nov. 4 election that contained flaws such as a lack of a signature and identifying information.....

.....Vote counts have been completed in Madison and Union counties, which lie entirely within the 15th District. The district covers a little more than 40 percent of Franklin County, where 37,298 provisional, late absentee, military and overseas ballots have not been counted.....

The Republican-controlled Ohio Supreme Court sided with the Republican candidates and his supporters. No surprises. Now we look forward to the counting of those 37,298 other ballots. Let us hope Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy can pull out a win!!!!