Saturday, September 03, 2005

Two Election Workers Indicted in Ohio

Two Cuyahoga County Board of Elections workers have been indicted today on charges stemming from the 2004 presidential election recount.

Rosie Grier and Kathleen Dreamer have been indicted on six counts each, including unlawfully obtaining possession of ballots. If convicted, they face a maximum prison sentence of 18 months.

Erie County Prosecutor Kevin Baxter was appointed as a special prosecutor in the case and filed the charges today. Messages left seeking comment from Baxter and Board of Elections director Michael Vu were not immediately returned.

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