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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 03:25 PM

Ohio to keep ballot-box limits for now after judge calls them 'unreasonable'

SEPTEMBER 15, 202011:46 AMUPDATED 13 MINUTES AGO

By Andy Sullivan

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ohio’s top election official declined to loosen restrictions on absentee-ballot drop boxes on Tuesday after a state judge ruled they were “arbitrary and unreasonable” and said local officials should be able to install more if they wish.

The ruling initially appeared to be a victory for Democrats who have pressed for more drop boxes to accommodate voters who don’t want to return absentee ballots by mail in the Nov. 3 presidential election.

But Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, a Republican, will not change rules that only allow one drop box for each of the state’s 88 counties, spokeswoman Maggie Sheehan said.

“Today’s ruling didn’t change anything, and the secretary’s directive remains in place,” she said.

Drop boxes have become a partisan flash point in the presidential election. Democrats have promoted them as a reasonable and reliable option for voters unnerved by the COVID-19 pandemic and U.S. Postal Service delivery problems.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 03:27 PM

1. More proof

that the GOP will cheat to win. Pitiful.

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Response to 634-5789 (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 03:28 PM

2. also more proof that they are scared shitless.

The idea of no more than one box per county is ridiculous.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 03:37 PM

3. they really don't believe in this constitution thing, after all

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 04:00 PM

4. Arrest him for contempt of court

Drop him in a box until he obeys the order.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 04:12 PM

5. Old Frank has been on tv trying so hard

To appear reasonable and unbiased. This refusal of more drop boxes shows what an uber partisan piece of crap that he is.

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