Jennifer Brunner

Bates asks Ohio Secretary of State to step in into the Republican party leadership question Toledo

In the Blade:
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After weeks of confusion in the Lucas County Republican Party over who’s in charge, Lucas County Prosecutor Julia Bates Thursday said the dispute is tying the Lucas County Board of Election in knots and asked Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner to step in.

In a two-page letter to Ms. Brunner, Mrs. Bates said she’s aware of "significant irregularities in this intra-party dispute which I believe warrant your intervention." Both elected officials are Democrats.

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100121/NEWS09/10...

Sec. of State: Kriner will stay on BOE

Toledo Free Press is reporting that Brunner has said Kriner will stay on the Board of Elections. Looks like Jon will sue. Is anyone surprised? Does the threat of being labeled someone who sues all the time extend to his job as chair? Let's hope so. :)
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Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has informed Hans Schnapp, Secretary of the Lucas County Republican Party, that Patrick Kriner’s appointment to the Lucas County Board of Elections will be upheld. Her June 3 letter may be read here.
http://www.toledofreepress.com/2009/06/03/sec-of-state-kriner-will-stay-...

6th district court says Brunner must verify voting lists

The 6th district federal court overturned a lower court ruling mandating that Brunner verify voting registrations. Of course it is surreal that a Secretary of State would not want to verify voting lists, but now she has to and thank goodness.
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Editorial: Provoking doubt

The Columbus Dispatch-I think-is correctly calling what this wrangling between the Ohio Republican Party and her office is doing. Some of the things that have come out of that case is very disturbing. I just hope that whomever wins Ohio does so by a large margin, because I shudder to think what will happen if it comes down to a few thousand votes.
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Why doesn't the GOP want Ohio's voting machines tested?

Ohio Republicans have blocked a proposal to test electronic voting machines prior to the 2008 presidential primary.

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