Election board not required to verify rival list

Secretary of State refuses to back Stainbrook claims on sending the list to Columbus.

The Ohio Secretary of State's Office ruled yesterday that the Lucas County Board of Elections was not required to verify the list of officers and committee members turned in by a faction of the Lucas County Republican Party seeking to oust Chairman Jon Stainbrook.

The written opinion doesn't directly address the argument Mr. Stainbrook has been using to defeat the challenge to his leadership: that the opposing group filed a "fraudulent" list of committee members.


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