Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Ohio Supreme Court: Challengers' Documents "woefully inadequate"

In a stinging rebuke to a lawsuit challenging the outcome of the Ohio election, Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Moyer rejected a request for a speedy hearing and refused to order Ohio election officials to preserve "evidence" from the recount.

As reported by the Akron Beacon Journal/AP:

The voters and their attorneys filed poorly documented affidavits that contain hearsay, don't indicate who the people making statements are and don't explain what their statements have to do with the election, Moyer said.

The challengers have provided "nothing suggesting that Ohio election officials are engaging, or will engage, in illegal conduct," said Moyer, who called their documents "woefully inadequate."

Hearsay and unnamed sources. Key ingredients for any conspiracy.