Friday, October 17, 2008

Breaking News: Supreme Court Rules Against Ohio Republicans in ‘Voter Fraud’ Case.»

Earlier this week, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Ohio Republicans in ruling that the Secretary of State must “establish a system of verification that would match driver’s license numbers or Social Security numbers with new voter applications.” Today, the Supreme Court reversed the ruling, saying the lower courts were wrong to get involved in the issue. This was the biggest Republican "voter fraud" case, and it just got thrown out by George Bush's conservative Republican US Supreme Court.

The Ohio GOP tried to challenge the voting rights of 200,000 voters in that state, after ACORN and others registered a couple hundred thousand voters. Not because these voters were ineligiable to vote, but because they might have misspelled names on their registration forms.

The conservative U.S. Supreme Court just took the side of Democrats in Ohio, and ACORN, and overturned a lower court's decision which took the side of the GOP. Ohio's Secretary of State appealed that earlier ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court -- and won.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that voter protection laws of Ohio were enough to verify the identities and validity of voters, and that additional measures for counties to verify voter eligibility were burdesome and would not provide additional protection.

McCain campaign manager Rick Davis of course objected to the Court's ruling.

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