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Ohio Elections Board Members may speak out against directives, "but they cannot disobey them"

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Ohio Secretary of State John Husted, a Republican, has fired two Democrats from a county board of elections because they voted to extend early-voting hours.
It's becoming painfully obvious that voting does not matter. When there is corruption all though the elections board and when the RNC can change rules anytime for any reason...that should be all the evidence requried to prove US presidents are chosen months or years in advance. All voting does is give us serfs the illusion that we play some part in selection of our rulers. We don't.

In a letter released Tuesday, Husted notified Thomas Ritchie Sr. of Dayton and Dennis Lieberman of Clayton they were being fired from the Montgomery County Board of Elections. He said they "knowingly and willfully violated Ohio election law" when they voted to extend early-voting hours on weekends in their county, in contravention of Husted's order to cut back on early-voting hours for the November election.

Husted's letter said elections board members may speak out against such a directive "but they cannot disobey them," WHIO-TV, Dayton, reported.

"Your dismissal is not about differing views; it is about you violating the law ... ," Husted wrote. "You were given subsequent chances to comply and refused to take corrective action."


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