The issue started when employees at the board noticed a number of applications for absentee ballots were going to one of two post office box numbers. When voters apply for an absentee ballot, they are allowed to have the ballot sent to an address other than their home location.
After elections board workers noticed the same post office boxes appeared repeatedly, they started to make random calls to confirm whether the voters wanted their ballots sent to their home or the second address, according to Cathy Overbeck, elections board director.
On most calls the workers found that the phones were disconnected. Those they did get in touch with said they wanted the ballot sent to their home address.
But all of the applications had listed that the absentee ballots were to be sent either in care of Russ Bennett, P.O. Box 829 Proctorville or Charles Maynard P.O. Box 4616, Ironton.
Since 2008 Maynard has voted as a Democrat. Before that he voted as a Republican. Bennett had voted Democrat since 1986 until he ran for Lawrence County Sheriff in 2008, which he did as an Independent. In 2010 he voted Democrat.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Sketchiness in Ted's backyard.
Well, this sure sounds like cheating is alive and well in southern Ohio. Funny how you see this kinds of stories with Democrats far more than you ever do with Republicans, eh?