News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Don Drumm Studios

Wayside Furniture

Cedar Point


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Ohio


FitzGerald urges Cuyahoga County to fight new state voting limits
He wants the county continue sending out absentee ballot applications to all voters
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
Cohen says FitzGerald has a lot of motivation to fight the GOP-backed limits.
Courtesy of University of Akron
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

The head of Ohio’s biggest county – and a Democratic candidate for governor – is challenging a new state law cutting back on early voting. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on a move that’s likely to end up in court.

LISTEN: A likely court fight is brewing

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:10)


Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald is asking county council to ensure all registered voters in the county continue to automatically get absentee ballot applications in the mail. That’s forbidden by a GOP-backed law the governor signed last week. It says no one but the secretary of state can send the unsolicited applications – and he can only do it if lawmakers give him the money and OK. 

David Cohen is with the Bliss Institute at the University of Akron, which completed a study in 2010 confirming early and absentee voters are more likely to lean Democratic. Cohen says FitzGerald has concerns at several levels. 

“FitzGerald clearly feels that the state has gone too far. And let’s face it: This is an important move for his political campaign for governor as well. He needs a lot of the voters that will be affected by this new law. He needs them to get out to the polls and any diminishment of their ability to go out and vote is going to hurt his chances.” 

If Cuyahoga Council goes along with the proposal to continue sending the absentee ballot applications, Cohen predicts Cuyahoga and the new state law are heading to court. He’s uncertain if that will be at the state or federal level, or if the argument will be resolved by the November election.

 

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Local Ebola concerns cause officials to pay more attention to West Africa
I have a better idea, let's secure our borders and spend those billions of dollars on our own first.

HUD and Cuyahoga Land Bank extend a housing deal for another year
Need to sale lot, and would like to know how to contact someone to see if they may be interested in the property that sat between two lots. If you can give me...

Akron Beacon Journal details abuse claims against televangelist Angley
In the early 90's I went forth for pray. And the man was anointed by the hand of God. Just a fact I will never forget

Lawmaker questions why a million voters didn't get absentee applications
He's a damn lie! I vote n all elections. I missed 1. Haven't gotten my absentee ballot and their making it hard to get one.

Thirsty Dog Brewery warns it might have to leave Akron
Why is it the city's responsibility to find this guy a location? There are a hundred realestate companies that could help him.

Kent State sends home three after contact with second Ebola-stricken nurse
Why weren't all health workers who were around Duncan quaranteened for 21 days and tested for Ebola? That's a no-brainer. Why was Vinson allowed to travel right...

New book says Willoughby Coal is haunted...and that's good for business
Would love to see a series of books that would just thrill me. I cannot wait to visit some of the locations. And revisit some of the locations I have already vi...

Cleveland Indians to continue with 'dynamic pricing'
pricing is too high for a family as well as people like me who are on a fixed income. Bleacher seats are cheaper but concessions are rediculous.

Kasich talks about faith, drugs and education -- but never FitzGerald
The idea that you can learn more by talking to a 90 year old person than from a history book is just another example of how the GOP hates education and knowledg...

Third-grade charter school students fail state testing
A partisan anti-charter group came out with analysis that ODE says is based on incorrect data. So why is this a story? It doesn't seem to rise to WKSU's typic...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University