Franklin County Ohio reveals Ohio voting problems, Tens of thousands of ballots in question, Provisional ballots, 2735 cast by non Ohio citizens, Audit OH votes
“An additional 2,735 were cast by people who elections officials believe were not registered in Ohio”…The Columbus Dispatch Nov. 21, 2012
“If the voter turnout in Ohio matches the 2008 level of 67 percent, some 5,226,000 votes would be cast. Under that scenario, 250,000 provisional ballots would amount to 4.8 percent of the entire vote — well over the current difference between the two candidates, according to RealClearPolitics poll average.”…NewsMax Nov. 1, 2012
“It’s not who votes that counts, it’s who counts the votes”…Joseph Stalin
There are 2 state elections that should be, without a doubt, audited. Florida and Ohio.
Franklin County Ohio, containing Columbus, was one of the counties in Ohio that went for Obama by a large margin.
Obama 325,654 60.1%
Romney 207,941 39.1%
If Franklin County is any indication, the elections in Ohio cannot be trusted.
From The Columbus Dispatch November 21, 2012.
“New Albany schools await provisional ballot count”
“New Albany schools officials must continue to wait to find out whether their combined bond issue and tax levy passed.
Yesterday, the Franklin County Board of Elections told workers to begin opening and scanning most of the 29,751 provisional ballots cast in the Nov. 6 election, but they can’t be counted until the board decides what to do with the rest of the ballots.
Work began yesterday on 20,545 ballots that election officials believe were cast correctly. They are awaiting a response from other county boards to determine whether 2,438 more ballots, which were cast by voters registered elsewhere in Ohio, are valid.
An additional 2,735 were cast by people who elections officials believe were not registered in Ohio, and 1,849 were cast by people voting in both the wrong precinct and polling location. Other categories of provisional votes are also under review, election officials said.
The board will meet again today to make a determination on the remaining ballots, and the actual vote count can begin. But the Thanksgiving holiday means it will be at least Monday before the board has an unofficial tally.
The final, official count of votes is to be complete on Tuesday.
At issue is the 87-vote margin of victory — not counting provisional ballots — held by the New Albany schools in its $45 million bond issue and 4.24-mill operating levy.
A Dispatch analysis found that 666 voters cast provisional ballots at sites where the tax request was on the ballot. It’s possible that not all of those ballots were from school-district voters, however, because they include votes from polling sites with voters who also live outside the district.
If even half the provisional ballots are from district voters and deemed valid, it could swing the decision or trigger a recount. Ohio law requires a recount when the margin is less than half a percentage point.
Elections Board members also struggled to decide what to do about 44 people who signed a poll book on Election Day, signifying they were cleared to vote on a machine, but who also cast provisional ballots.
Election workers told the board that the people might have gotten as far as signing their names before telling a poll worker about a recent address or name change, and were then asked to vote provisionally. There’s no way to determine whether they both cast an electronic ballot and filled out a provisional ballot, however.
The board voted to ask the secretary of state’s office for guidance in the matter, as no one on staff could remember a similar situation.
Board members will consider the matter again at today’s meeting.”