Posted: November 20, 2008
Judge in Skaggs rules that the challenged provisional ballots should be counted
Judge Marbley ruled today that all of the roughly 1,000 challenged provisional ballots should be counted despite alleged formal defects such as a ballot envelope lacking a printed name in addition to a voter signature. Plaintiffs are planning an appeal to the 6th Circuit and are currently arguing before Judge Marbley to stay the decision while they appeal it. More info will be posted as it becomes available. See the Skaggs case page here and the Columbus Dispatch report on the decision here. Stivers now has a 479-vote lead according to another Dispatch report.