I wrote that the links between ACORN, Ohio Secretary of State
Jennifer Brunner, and the group Secretary of State Project were
concerning. I asked how many other Secretaries of State were backed
Well. There’s a recount in Minnesota that will determine whether
Norm Coleman keeps his seat. And another ACORN backed, Secretary of
State Project-backed candidate will be doing the recount. Let’s see
what they say about Ritchie.
In 2006, the SoS Project helped elect one of the most
progressive Secretaries of State in the nation, Mark
Ritchie. How he got his start in politics? As a community
Project describes Brunner and Ritchie as their success stories.
Recall that Brunner tried to throw out all of the McCain absentee
ballot applications, violated federal law by sepcifically directing
Ohio to turn off validity checks on registration, and encouraged
county election officials to not allow Republican election
officials to observe voting. In every case, courts said she was
simply wrong. There is a reason that SoS Project backed Ritchie,
just like they backed Brunner. Partisanship at the cost of
Here’s Ritchie’s background. He used
his government office for political gain:
Ritchie acknowledged asking a campaign volunteer to copy a list
of participants in a civic engagement program through the secretary
of state’s office to his campaign newsletter, which included a
political contribution request.
He was endorsed by
So we have a guy who was elected by a group whose practices
encourage at least voter registration fraud and make it easier to
cheat in elections. He was elected by a group that is seeking to
make sure that the people who count votes are partisans, and their
other success story in 2006 has been shot down by the court
repeatedly in her attempts to rig Ohio elections. And he misused
government resources for political purposes.
This is the guy counting the votes. Who is he going to dance
with? The ones that brought him? We know how they play.
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