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#1 Prosecutor Considers Charges In Possible Voter Fraud
10-22-2008, 06:39 PM
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Franklin County prosecutor is considering bringing charges against a group of people who registered to vote in Ohio, but may not live here.
Prosecutor Ron O'Brien told NBC 4's Mikaela Hunt he wants to make a decision by Friday.
In the meantime, the county board of elections is finding out about more alleged voter registration fraud.
The prosecutor's office has been tipped off to more than 40 questionable voters.
O'Brien said he is investigating 13 people who registered to vote using the same address -- a home on Brownlee Avenue on the city's far east side. Five of the residents have already cast ballots.
But in the meantime, the board of elections must decide if the voters in the house are eligible to vote and the same will be done for voters identified through the other tips.
According to the Ohio constitution, in order to vote, you must be a resident of the state 30 days prior to the election.
According to a lengthy section of the Ohio Revised code titled Residency Determination Rules, voters must also be planning on living in Ohio for a while.
The secretary of state said if the board finds a problem within the scope of rules, it's enough to hold back on counting a vote.
"The board does have, as you alluded to, the opportunity to segregate ballots that are still under inquiry and not open them right away," O'Brien said.
The board said it plans to do just that.
Ultimately, if O'Brien charges voters and they're convicted of election falsification or voter fraud, their vote will not be counted.
Remember, it was those dimsung dipshits who are doing this.
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