Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Lawsuit Targets Blackwell as Elections Chief
Ohio activists say they don’t want Secretary of State Ken Blackwell overseeing November’s general election.
They’ve filed a civil-rights lawsuit claiming Blackwell deprived people of their voting rights during the 2004 presidential election. Specific accusations include: distributing fewer voting machines in black neighborhoods, purging voter registrations and disproportionately assigning provisional ballots to blacks.
Blackwell, a Republican candidate for governor, calls the lawsuit “frivolous” and “political.” He says it’s not so much an attack on him, as on Ohio’s elections process.
A spokesman for the Ohio Democratic Party says it wants Blackwell to stop setting rules that affect his own campaign.