Ohio Politics as usual?

This forwarded to me by e-mail:

Dear Ohio Citizen
Below is an alarming example of what the politics as usual. A candidate is being cut out by an unethical secretary of state. Please take the time to read the information below and call the media and alert them of this travesty. The status quo will continue if you do nothing. We must stand up to corruption and say, “NO More!”

Here are the facts:
On Thursday, February 18, 2010, Steve Christopher hand delivered 2,700 signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State's Office, that were gathered by groups in 40 different counties to get him on the ballot against Mike DeWine in the Republican Primary.

Attached you will find a PDF copy of the signed, dated and time stamped "Candidate Financial Disclosure Form Acknowledgement" which clearly states that a Brian Shina, Chief Elections Counsel, received the filing of approximately 2,750 signatures.

Last Friday, March 5th, 2010, Christopher’s campaign started receiving phone calls and emails requesting comment that the Secretary of State’s Office disqualified his petitions for failure to obtain enough valid signatures. Apparently, the Secretary of State’s Office issued a press release containing work logs which showed that Steve Christopher had only submitted 788 total signatures, of which 638 were found to be valid. Since a total of 1,000 signatures were required to be placed on the ballot, Christopher’s petitions were disqualified.

On Monday, March 8, 2010, confirmation was made with the Secretary of State’s Office that they released the information and that they claim to have only 788 total signatures for Steve Christopher. They are implying that Steve Christopher drove to Columbus and submitted only 788 signatures for a position that required 1,000 total signatures needed to get on the ballot.

Tom Zawistowski has copies of ALL the signature petitions. They also have a signed receipt. Volunteers from all over Ohio spent the weekend going over every signature one-by-one and confirmed that 80%+ of the signatures are valid. By that yardstick, Steve Christopher turned in at least DOUBLE the number of signatures needed. The people of Ohio have followed the law and done what is required to put Steve Christopher on the ballot in the primary election and the citizens are being denied the right to vote for the candidate they chose. This must not be allowed to happen.

This is not the first time that Jennifer Brunner, the Ohio Secretary of State, has had problems running her office. Clearly, the petitions were delivered and they either lost them, or for political reasons someone in her office destroyed or otherwise got rid of 1,962 petitions signed by the citizens of Ohio .

State Senator Tim Grendell is calling for an investigation, which we think is appropriate. Brunner is either simply incompetent or, worse yet, is allowing someone in her office to break the law. Either way, the citizens of Ohio need to be aware of this. It is incredibly important that we get to the bottom of this as soon as possible because Jennifer Brunner wants to be our next US Senator.

So the question you have to ask yourself, is will you push this aside as a “non-story”?
Is a story about mismanagement and/or corruption by state officials worth investigating?
Is a story about mismanagement and/or corruption by state officials worth front page ink?
Is investigative journalism dead?

Steve Christopher stepped up and agreed to run against Mike DeWine because of the back door dealings of Kevin DeWine getting David Yost to move to the Auditors race so he could run unopposed. Our members got 3,000 signatures for Steve in less than seven days because we strongly believe there should be choice.

The Secretary of State is taking Steve Christopher out of the election allowing a default to DeWine. This goes against the foundation of which this country was built and is clearly worthy of bringing to the attention of the citizens of this great state.

http://www.stevechristopher.org/

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Brunner is up to her fat ass in ACORN.

No shock here...just the liberal way in for your face....

ACORN leaves OHIO under RICO threat:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100311/ap_on_re_us/us_acorn_ohio

“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.”

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