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Ohio County, ACLU Sue Brunner Over Ballots, Voting Machines for March Primary

OhioNews Bureau

ONB COLUMBUS: Even though Ohio is not among the 24 states whose collective primaries are called Super Tuesday, which some say constitute a national primary, voting news related to the Buckeye State’s primary on March 4th is in the headlines.

Cuyahoga County Bites Brunner Bullet, Shells Out $1.5 to Lease Optical Scanners for March Primary

OhioNews Bureau

ONB COLUMBUS: The first financial fallout from Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner’s tie-breaking vote last December took place Thursday, when Cuyahoga County commissioners reluctantly doled out $1.5 million to lease 15 machines that will tabulate and count votes centrally instead of in precincts, as has been standard practice in all previous elections.

Brunner’s EVEREST Report Finds Vulnerabilities in Ohio Voting System

OhioNews Bureau

ONB COLUMBUS: With $100 million in federal Help America Vote Funds having been spent already to purchase thousands of electronic voting machines used in Ohio’s 88 counties, the $1.9 million more in federal funds just spent by Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner to perform a comprehensive review of voting systems used in the state seems only to have further muddied the waters of what to do for the 2008 March primaries and the fall general elections, when a massive turnout is expected for the race for the White House.