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OH Sec. of State Appeals Voter-Verification Ruling

Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner is appealing a lower court’s ruling that she must verify the eligibility of registered voters with the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday ordered Ms. Brunner to establish a system to verify hundreds of thousands of recently registered voters by Friday, to make voter eligibility information available to all 88 county election boards, and to use government records to investigate potential voter registration fraud.

Though the Democrat yesterday said that she would comply with the Circuit Court’s ruling, later last night she filed an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court.

According to my SamSphere colleague Maggie Thurber, Ms. Brunner’s office acknowledges “there are about 200,000 registrations that contain information that does not match either the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles or the Social Security Administration. That’s roughly one-third of all the new registrations filed to date.”

It’s also more than enough votes needed to steal the swing-state’s 20 electoral votes.