A HUGE WIN FOR OBAMA AND ACORN–
The Supreme Court sided today with the Ohio Secretary of State to allow disputed Ohio voter registrations into the system.
The Ohio Secretary of State revealed this week that she was holding 200,000 potentially fraudulent registrations.
The Supreme Court is siding with Ohio’s top elections official in a dispute with the state Republican Party over voter registrations.
The justices on Friday overruled a federal appeals court that had ordered Ohio’s top elections official to do more to help counties verify voter eligibility.
Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, a Democrat, faced a deadline of Friday to set up a system to provide local officials with names of newly registered voters whose driver’s license numbers or Social Security numbers on voter registration forms don’t match records in other government databases.
Ohio Republicans contended the information for counties would help prevent fraud. Brunner said the GOP is trying to disenfranchise voters.
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Here is the court’s ruling from earlier today.
HotAir took a closer look at the ruling which was decided on a technicality- The Ohio GOP does not have the power to challenge the state’s top election official(?)
The Ohio GOP released this statement following the ruling:
Ohio Republican Party Chairman Bob Bennett issued the following statement today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on a lawsuit asking Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner to provide an adequate system of verifying voter registrations:
“This decision was made on a technicality, not on the merits of the case. The justices did not disagree with our argument that Jennifer Brunner has failed to comply with federal election law. They merely said we don’t have a right to bring a private challenge against her under this particular provision.
Secretary Brunner has fought every effort to validate hundreds of thousands of questionable registrations. Two courts and numerous judges have accused her of failing provide an adequate system of verifying that information. The Supreme Court’s ruling has not changed that, and we continue to believe Secretary Brunner is neglecting her basic duty under the law to prevent fraud from corrupting Ohio’s election system.
We are again calling on the Secretary of State to comply with federal law by providing clear instructions to election administrators on how to handle questionable voter registration forms.
As far as I’m concerned, Secretary Brunner is actively working to conceal fraudulent activity in this election. As many as 200,000 registrations submitted this year have been flagged for discrepancies.