Strickland VETOED Law that Removed Deceased From Voting Rolls
Four days shy of the bitter one year anniversary of his wife’s death, Cleveland’s powerhouse talk show host Mike Trivissono of WTAM announced he received a vote by mail ballot application from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections…. FOR HIS WIFE!
The next hour, Board of Elections official Jane Platten complained to Triv that their hands were tied and there was nothing they could do because they’re supposedly prohibited from taking anybody off the voting rolls for 2 election years. Another official, Jeff Hastings had the audacity to insist that in no way, shape or form any voter fraud takes place.
GIVE ME A BREAK..
Neither one of these officials felt it was worth mentioning that in last year’s budget bill the Ohio Legislature enacted a law that specifically-
‘required the chief health officer of each political subdivision and the Director of Health to file with each county board of elections, at least once each month, the names, dates of birth, dates of death, and residences of all adults who died within the subdivision or within Ohio or another state within such month, and (2) required each county board of elections to use this information to promptly cancel the voter registrations of each deceased elector.’
Adding insult to injury, when VETOING this law, Governor Strickland eliminated the provision requiring county auditors also use the information to verify whether property was eligible for the senior citizen homestead exemption or the 2.5% rollback in property taxes that applies to owner-occupied residences.
With just over 2 months left until the election, it’s hard to decide what’s worse of Governor Strickland. The fact that he BLOCKED a law removing dead people from voting rolls thereby preventing widespread fraud, or that he favored shortchanging senior citizens and homeowners? No matter the invalid excuse, this information provides crystal clear insight of the motives and character of Ohio Governor Ted Strickland.