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Ohio Secretary of State says there's little evidence of voter fraud here
Husted says there's no reason for Ohioans to think of voter fraud as a problem in the state.
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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The Ohio House is poised to take up some controversial election bills starting today.

Majority Republicans who support those plans say they will protect the integrity of the vote. But Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports on evidence that shows there is little voter fraud in Ohio.

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Back in 2012 during the presidential election, there were plenty of people voicing concern about voter fraud. So Ohio Secretary of State, Republican Jon Husted, did a comprehensive study of voter irregularities in that election. And he found there were questions with about .002 of 1 percent of the votes cast in that election.

“To put this into context though, that is 135 total referrals out of 5.6 million votes counted,” Husted said. 

Husted says there’s no reason for Ohioans to think voter fraud is a problem. 

“To the vast majority of the voters who did it the right way in the state of Ohio, your vote will not be diluted by the people who cheated,” Husted said. “And we are working smarter every day to uphold the integrity of our election system and your vote.”

Husted says of the 135 cases identified in his report that were handed over for investigation, 13 of those were turned over to county prosecutors by Ohio’s Attorney General. But Republicans who are proposing these voting changes say one potential case of voter fraud is one too many.

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These voting bills disrespect the Constitution. Remember these folks that generate these types of bills as they are "spitting" on the U.S. Constitution!


Posted by: Terence Semenec (Cleveland) on February 19, 2014 7:02AM
STOP THE ASSAULT ON VOTING RIGHTS!

This is 2014, and, it is "shameful" to even have this discussion. Stop it!

My name is Billy Scott, and I approve this "brief" comment.


Posted by: BILLY SCOTT (Cincinnati, Ohio) on February 18, 2014 12:02PM
The facts are there. The republicans, with a lot issues that need priorities, pick something that is not an issue. Why? The only conclusion, without factual issue of a problem of fraud, is passed and proposed legislation in the guise of voter suppression.


Posted by: Tim Norris (Plain City, Ohio) on February 18, 2014 12:02PM
once again trying to solve a nonexistent problem. The real issue behind this is too many Democrats actually think they have a right to vote. Or not vote GOP.


Posted by: Thomas Givens (Columbus OH) on February 18, 2014 2:02AM
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