Wednesday, June 22, 2005

''Ohio Voters Plagued by Systemic Problems on Election Day 2004''

DNC to Review Proposed Election Administration Reforms

"WASHINGTON, June 22 /U.S. Newswire/ -- An exhaustive five- month investigative study of the troubled presidential election of 2004 in Ohio has concluded that the state's voters encountered widespread system failure, with more than a quarter of voters -- and 52 percent of African Americans -- reporting significant problems at the polls.

According to the report, which was presented to DNC Chairman Howard Dean at a news conference today, the systemic problems plaguing Ohio's voting process included: significant evidence of voter suppression, negligent and poorly trained election officials, long lines, problems with registration status, polling locations, absentee ballots and provisional ballots and unlawful identification requirements at the polls."-from the U.S. Newswire press release.

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