Posted: February 2, 2011
Hamilton County Board of Elections to Appeal the 6th Circuitís Decision in Hunter
Ohio’s new Secretary of State Jon Husted today broke a 2-2 tie on the Hamilton County Board of Elections, deciding in favor of the Board appealing a decision by a three-judge panel of the 6th Circuit. The three-judge panel last week found an Equal Protection violation in how the Board was counting disputed provisional ballots and remanded the case for further fact-finding. The Board is now empowered to “take all necessary steps to appeal the decision,” according to the letter from the Secretary of State.