Ohio's top elections official is appealing a court decision that
requires a new system to verify thousands of newly registered voters.
Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner Thursday said her office filed an
appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court. Brunner says checks already exist
to determine voter eligibility in the state.
On Tuesday, a
federal appeals court ordered Brunner to use government records to
check for voter registration fraud. The court also ordered her to make
the information available to Ohio's 88 county (local) election boards.
Republican Party chairman, Bob Bennett, had accused Brunner, a
Democrat, of concealing fraudulent voter registrations in the hotly
A liberal civic group, ACORN, has been accused of voter registration fraud in Ohio and several other states.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.