Posted: November 5, 2012
Two lawsuits challenging Ohio voting machines
Two lawsuits challenging Ohio voting machines were filed today. Fitrakis v. Husted et al. was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio in Columbus. The lawsuit alleges that the software and hardware on Ohio voting machine equipment provided by Election Systems & Software, Inc. could allow vote manipulation by non-election board officials. Among other things, the lawsuit seeks a temporary restraining order prohibiting the use of hardware or software provided by Election Systems & Software, Inc. on Election Day. Judge Gregory Frost will conduct an oral hearing on the motion for a temporary restraining order at 9:00 am on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.
In addition, Fitrakis v. Husted et al. was filed in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas in Columbus, Ohio. The Franklin County lawsuit alleges the same claims as the federal lawsuit and seeks identical relief.