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Secretary of State Jon Husted Defends Elections Record

Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 5:41 PM

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Husted appeared before a forum hosted by the Associated Press and defended his office’s work to improve elections. He says the rhetoric he is hearing on the political side is reckless.

A liberal strategy group is forming to help Democrats win their bids to become secretaries of state around the country and special attention will be focused on Ohio’s race.

Secretary of State Jon Husted is also getting national attention after an article published on the Huffington Post accused Ohio Republicans of making tactical efforts in the interest of voter suppression. That article was written by P.G. Sittenfeld, a Cincinnati city council member.

Husted appeared before a forum hosted by the Associated Press on Thursday and defended his office’s work to improve elections. He says the rhetoric he is hearing on the political side is reckless.

“If there is a single person that wanted to vote that was denied that opportunity, I’m the first person that wants to know their name and figure out how we can help them make sure that they can cast a ballot if they had trouble,” Husted said. “Because to this day, I hear a lot of rhetoric but I have not been presented the name of a single voter who was denied that opportunity.”

Husted added that he has helped make Ohio a state where it’s easier to vote and harder to cheat. 

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