Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Crossover Voting Heavy In Ohio--But Is It Illegal

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

As I understand it, Ohio has an open primary or at least the Democrats do. That would obviate the illegality.
At least one member of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections wants to investigate some Republicans who may have crossed party lines only to influence which Democrat would face John McCain in November.

Anyone who crossed lines was supposed to sign a pledge card vowing allegiance to their new party. In Cuyahoga County, dozens and dozens of Republicans scribbled addendums onto their pledges as new Democrats.

"For one day only."

"I don't believe in abortion."

A Plain Dealer review of thousands of records showed few of those who switched were challenged by poll workers.
The pledge card is an aspect I didn't know about, but I wonder if the card in itself is legal.

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