A major local newspaper comes out against investigating “vote fraud” in its own backyard.
Editorial: Vote fraud wild goose chase doesn’t need Ohio attorney general’s participation
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary, a
small group of zealots clings to the belief that
somehow the 2004 presidential election was stolen
– in Ohio.
Last week, a Columbus attorney asked Ohio
Attorney General Marc Dann to launch a criminal
investigation into alleged voter fraud. Dann
should give the request the consideration it’s
due – no more than one second – and decline.
Yes, Secretary of State Ken Blackwell did a lousy
job of overseeing the 2004 election. And he
invited criticism by serving as a chairman of
Bush’s re-election campaign. But Bush defeated
John Kerry so soundly in Ohio (118,000 votes)
that even the Democratic National Committee has
left no doubt that it believes Bush carried the
state. In fact, at least two exhaustive studies
by nonparitsan groups found a grand total of four
cases of vote fraud in the election.