I caught part of this on Greta before turning in last night. Lorie Byrd at Wizbang and Michelle Malkin are on the case. From the Ohio GOP press release:
Secretary of State appeals ruling, fights effort to validate registrations (Columbus) - A federal court ruled tonight that Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner violated federal election laws by not taking adequate steps to validate the identity of newly registered voters.
The ruling from U.S. District Court Judge George C. Smith called the identification breakdown "a serious problem" and ordered Brunner to immediately comply with federal requirements to match voter registration data with the information in the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles and Social Security Administration databases. The court accused Brunner of failing to provide county election administrators with "an effective way to access and review mismatches." She immediately appealed the ruling.
"For some reason, Jennifer Brunner does not want these new registrations checked," said Ohio Republican Party Deputy Chairman Kevin DeWine. "Her refusal to comply with federal law raises serious concerns about her ability to objectively oversee this election. It's especially troubling in light of her connection to ACORN and that group's stunning confession this week of fraudulent registration activity happening right here in Ohio."
Brunner's effort to fight the court order comes just two days after the Democrat activist group ACORN admitted to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections that the group engages in fraudulent voter registration activity.
Ohio ACORN officials "blamed the elections board for not scrutinizing ACORN's suspicious cards," claiming the group "can't be expected to catch everything."
ACORN is facing similar inquires in other Ohio counties as well as 10 other states. Members of the group's "voter-mobilization arm," Project Vote, regularly advise Brunner on election strategy, even recently issuing a news release that claims credit for Brunner's directive restricting challenges to suspected fraudulent voter registrations. Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama also has strong ties to ACORN, working previously as an attorney and "leadership trainer" for the group.
Please click over to Michelle's site to watch some incriminating video of folks who have been vicitmized by ACORN's intimidation tactics. And Lorie Byrd ask the million-dollar question:
Why is this not the biggest story on all the network news programs and cable news channels? The MSM would have connected the dots by now if they were doing their jobs. This garbage has been going on for years, all over the country. It is not isolated. ACORN is not some victim of rogue workers. This is chronic and systemic at ACORN and Obama has serious ACORN ties. About 800,000 of them, in fact. Democrat Secretary of State Brunner in Ohio is blatantly thwarting efforts to verify eligible voters. There comes a point when even those of us used to media bias and lack of curiosity when it comes to anything negative about a Democrat, just have to shake our heads and say "WTF." Stay tuned. This is not the last of this story.
Still think media bias is a conservative fantasy? Objective coverage of Obama this campaign season has been non-existent. Just imagine if this situation were reversed -- Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, Maureen Dowd, Frank Rich, Tom Brokaw, Charlie Gibson, The View hags (Elizabeth excepted) et. al. would be screaming bloody murder and demanding John McCain's head on a silver platter. I can just hear the chants of "McHitler!" now. But alas, they are so deep into the tank for Obama, they'll do anything to get him elected. Cover-up, lie, accuse the messiah's critics of racism and run fawning story after story about him, while the chills run up Matthews' leg.
Folks, I have a feeling things could get very nasty on November 4. And if you're reading this and still considering voting for Obama, I have one simple question: WHY????
UPDATE: The frauds may have to answer in Philly too!