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Ohio court turns back election challenge on technicality

[JURIST] Ohio Chief Justice Thomas Moyer Thursday threw out on a technicality a challenge filed by voting rights activists claiming that the November 2 vote in that state was invalid because of voting machine errors, double-counting of some ballots and a shortage of voting machines in predominantly minority precincts. Moyer ruled that the complaint improperly challenged two separate results - one for President and another for his own re-election race against retired Cleveland Municipal Court judge C. Ellen Connally - where state law authorized the challenge of only one election result per case. It is expected that the plaintiffs will make separate re-filings Friday. Read the full text of Chief Justice Moyer's ruling here [PDF]. The Cleveland Plain-Dealer has more.

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