Republican Lawyer Challenged One of Our Voters
We have spent the day driving homeless people to their polling place. There are not many left who have not voted, but we have a couple of dozen that we have taken. One of the voters was challenged by a Republican lawyer, because he did not have a current identification. The voter was in the poll book, but had lost his identification. I know that it is legal to challenge voters, but it just seems like such a bullying tactic. I mean the guy is homeless living in a shelter, and had his identification stolen. He is working on putting his life back together and some Republican lawyer in an inner city polling place attempts to disenfranchise this guy. It seems desperate and an extreme form of harassment tactic for someone to do this to an American citizen down on his luck.
Also, the Republican party went to court today to challenge our settlement last week with Jennifer Brunner over the counting of provisional ballots. They drew a conservative judge, and so our case is probably not settled as we had thought. We have a signed settlement with the other side, so I do not understand why the court is even hearing this case. Details to follow.
Posts by Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless staff and Board.