AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possible160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! COLUMBUS, Ohio – A judge ordered Ohio’s county elections boards Thursday to preserve ballots from the 2004 presidential election – a move activists hope will help prove allegations of fraud. Federal law requires the counties to keep the ballots for 22 months after the election, which was this week. The ruling came in a lawsuit filed by plaintiffs ranging from the Ohio Voter Rights Alliance for Democracy to the head of a Columbus neighborhood association that accuses Secretary of State Ken Blackwell of depriving many blacks of the right to vote in 2004 by distributing fewer voting machines per person in black neighborhoods.
Judge orders Ohio to preserve ballots from ’04 election