Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Ohio Election Workers Sentenced

A drop in the ocean...

the Guardian:

Two county election workers were sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison for rigging a recount of 2004 presidential election ballots so they could avoid a longer, detailed review.

Jacqueline Maiden, 60, a Cuyahoga County election coordinator who was the board's third-highest ranking employee, and ballot manager Kathleen Dreamer, 40, each were convicted of a felony count of negligent misconduct of an elections employee.

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Peter Corrigan allowed the women to remain free on bail pending appeal, but indicated he thought there was a more widespread conspiracy among election officials.

``I can't help but feel there's more to this story,'' Corrigan said.

No kidding, I reported on a bunch of election problems across the country in the 2006 election. But, as I predicted, if the Democrats won, there would be no outcry, country wide recounts or reporting by the lame stream media.

I still say the the use of electronic voting machines is a gigantic mistake. It makes it too easy to rig elections, have machine failures and even mistakes in counting votes. I am sorry if you cannot fill in the circle, or punch out the "chad", even with the help of poll workers, than that is your problem. But, as usual the government has made it OUR problem; both in cost and issues.