Ohio’s superintendent says the state won’t withhold funding to penalize schools for students opting out of standardized tests this year.
The Franklin County Board of Elections is sorting through more than 27,000 ballots. That’s the number of provisional ballots that were cast on Election Day and during the 30-day early voting period that preceded it. A provisional ballot, as the name implies, may or may not count.
Provisional Ballots, Computer Glitches, Poll Worker and Voter Errors All Part of Election Day Headaches, Delays
The Franklin County Board of Elections today is correcting some ballot counts and processing more than 27,000 provisional ballots in a bid to put the wraps on Election 2008. But a Congressional race hangs in the balance.
Voting machine problems and the crashing of the Franklin County phone system marked Election 2006 in Columbus. But a larger problem seems to be poll workers requiring some voters to cast provisional ballots.
House Majority Leader John Boehner of Southwest Ohio testified Thursday before the house ethics committee. The panel’s probing what the leader and other lawmakers knew about the inappropriate e-mails former Congressman Mark Foley sent to Congressional pages. Chad Pergram reports from Capitol Hill.
GOP Congresswoman Deborah Pryce is angry about a radio ads produced by her opponent’s campaign. Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy has bought time on Christian and conservative radio stations criticizing Pryce and republicans for their handling of the House page scandal.
Lawmakers of both parties think congressional leaders, including House Majority Leader John Boehner of southwest Ohio should resign if they knew about electronic message exchanges between former republican Florida congressman Mark Foley and a 16-year-old house page.