Thursday, March 15, 2007

Fighting for Truth, Justice and the American way

No, it's not Superman, nor is it President Bush nor Alberto Gonzales, Attorney General nor the Congress. It took place in a small Court in Ohio and was fought by average Americans exercising one of their Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms to fight for Truth, Justice and the American way, by serving on Jury Duty.

Ohio Election Workers Sentenced

Wednesday March 14, 2007 12:16 AM


Associated Press Writer

CLEVELAND (AP) - Two county election workers were sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison for RIGGING A COUNT 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.

Ohio law says that during a recount each county is supposed to randomly count at least 3 percent of its ballots by hand and by machine. If there are no discrepancies, the rest of the votes can be recounted by machine. A full hand count is ordered if two random samples result in differences.

Special prosecutor Kevin Baxter said in the defendants' January trial that they worked behind closed doors three days before the public recount on Dec. 16, 2004, to pick ballots they knew would not cause discrepancies when checked by hand, thereby avoiding a full hand recount.

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