Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters, who serves as John McCain’s Southwest Ohio campaign chairman, has requested personal information for some individuals who registered and immediately cast a ballot during a weeklong period that ended earlier this month.
Deters issued a subpoena on Friday for complete registration records for roughly 40 percent of the 671 voters who registered and cast a ballot between Sept. 30, when early voting began, and Oct. 6, the deadline for voter registration.
The subpoena, obtained by The Associated Press, is part of a grand jury investigation initiated by Deters in the county.
“We’ve had widespread complaints of fraud but we do not discuss investigations at all,” Deters said. He said the complaints came from “a variety of sources.”
It was unclear why the subpoena – which also calls upon the county’s election director and deputy director to testify before the grand jury – doesn’t ask for records of all voters from the weeklong window.
Gee, I don't know. Maybe because new voters are reputed to be overwhelmingly for Obama? Does the term "conflict of interest" mean nothing to these people? How many people are likely to be intimidated out of registering and then voting, knowing their personal information will then be immediately delivered to the D.A.?
None dare call it fascism....
Sunday, October 19, 2008
McCain Campaign Chair: Vote Early, I'll Use My Powers As D.A. to Investigate You
Deters subpoenas voter records | Cincinnati Enquirer | Cincinnati.Com
Posted by JD Rhoades at Sunday, October 19, 2008