Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Ohio To Appeal Court Ruling On Provisional Ballots
Ohio’s top elections official is appealing a federal ruling that expands the conditions under which provisional ballots are counted in the presidential swing state.
U.S. District Judge Algenon Marbley ruled this week that provisional ballots cast not just in the wrong precinct but in the wrong polling location altogether must still be counted.
A lawyer for a union that sued the state over the issue said as many as 8,000 voters cast such ballots in 2008.
Secretary of State Jon Husted filed his notice of appeal Friday. The state had opposed the expansion, saying it could create Election Day chaos because of new training requirements for poll workers.
Marbley on Wednesday said he based his decision on the rationale that such problems arise because of mistakes by poll workers.