Republican Ben Marsh appointed to the Board of Elections

Jon most likely gambled that if he were to drag the decision in the court, he would get appointed by default. Looks like Brunner sent a large lump of coal to the Stainbrook group by appointing Ben Marsh to the Lucas County Board of Elections.

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In the Blade:

Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner on Monday appointed Republican Party veteran Ben Marsh to a disputed vacancy on the Lucas County Board of Elections.

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100301/NEWS09/100309977

More detailed story:
http://toledoblade.com/article/20100302/NEWS09/3020429

Jon is beside himself that Brunner picked Marsh:

Jennifer Brunner believes that she is above the law. She continually makes decisions which are contrary to the law, and the law is clear that the Republican Party made a recommendation to the secretary of state which she flagrantly disregarded, and the voters of Lucas County deserve better," he said.

That would not be funny if Jon was not saying it.

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Love this little bit in the article:

The power struggle is between Jon Stainbrook, who was elected chairman in 2008, and Jeff Simpson, who claims he was elected in a party meeting Dec. 21. Mr. Stainbrook does not recognize the vote, and so under state law the claim is automatically forwarded to the state party chairman for a resolution.

If we'll remember, Judge Doneghy said in an earlier ruling that Stainbrook was never really the chairman, either.

You know, Stainbrook still has an ace up his sleeve - he has yet to press his claims before the Pope using canon law. With the speed at which the Vatican hears cases, Jon might stay "embattled chair" for two decades.

:-}

Ok...that was funny....

Well done!

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Marsh is 82 years old. Quite likely that someone will have to nominated to finish his four year term.

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