U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) has asked federal authorities to intervene on behalf of Cuyahoga County voters. Kucinich sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice Monday asking U.S. attorneys to “use all the investigative and Prosecutorial power” of their office to look at the state’s ban on unsolicited absentee ballots.
Ohio Secretary of State John Husted recently banned from sending unsolicited absentee ballot counties applications to voters. Cuyahoga County ballot Executive Ed Fitzgerald plans to continue the practice of sending every registered voter in absentee.
Kucinich said the state’s ban threatens to “suppress the voting rights of Cuyahoga County voters.” Kucinich is also concerned that Husted said he would consider not processing ballots Obtained through unsolicited mailings.
On a public radio show, Husted said he is trying to create one uniform standard for voting practices in Ohio. He said Cuyahoga County ballot is the only Ohio county that every voter to mail absentee.