AP reports two election workers have been convicted of felonious negligent misconduct and misdemeanor failure of election employees to perform their duty.
Special prosecutor Kevin Baxter, who was brought in from Erie County to handle the case, did not claim the workers’ actions affected the outcome of the election — Kerry gained 17 votes and Bush lost six in the county’s recount.
But Baxter insisted the employees broke the law when they worked behind closed doors three days before the public Dec. 16, 2004, recount to pick ballots they knew would not cause discrepancies when checked by hand so they could avoid a lengthier, more expensive hand recount of all votes.
When November 2008 rolls around, I don’t want to hear anything about disenfranchisement and vote fraud in Ohio from the ranks of the Democratic Party. They are well settled within their glass house.