Rep. Clyde Pleased That Misleading Distractions Can Be Set Aside In Favor Of Solving Real Problems
Democrat Suggests Focus on Real Problems Such as Throwing Out Ballots and Failure to Comply with Federal Laws

COLUMBUS- State Representative Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) issued the following statement in response to Secretary Husted’s report on voter fraud and voter suppression in Ohio:

 “I am pleased that the Secretary’s search for voter fraud has revealed that the system works and that this is not a problem in Ohio.  I hope this process shows the Secretary’s fellow Republicans in the legislature that there is no need to revive the photo ID bill that died last General Assembly.  I also hope the Secretary’s office will turn its attention to investigating real problems such as the 208,000 provisional ballots cast in 2012, the 34,000 rejected provisional ballots in 2012, and the ongoing problems complying with the federal Motor Voter law.

 “As for the Secretary’s conclusion that there were no instances of voter suppression and no instances of voters being denied their vote, he is mistaken.  In Tuscarawas County alone, there were at least 52 voters’ whose ballots were not counted and possibly dozens more, and I can direct him to voters’ sworn testimony to prove it.” 

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