By John Gideon on 7/11/2008, 4:55pm PT  

Yesterday members of Ohio Election Justice Campaign (OEJC) filed papers in US District Court in Ohio asking a judge to begin criminal contempt proceedings for the destruction of ballots, against his orders, from the Nov. 2004 election. In King Lincoln, et al. v. Brunner, et al., Civ. No. C2 06 745 (S.D. Ohio), the judge had ordered all 88 counties to preserve all ballots from the election until a decision was rendered in the case. At least 56 counties decided that they did not need to follow the court order and destroyed a portion of the ballots they had. Seven counties assert they have destroyed all ballots. The complaint also asks the judge to impanel a special grand jury to investigate the destruction of the ballots....

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