"REGRETTABLY DAVID KLEIN, OHIO SOS EXECUTIVE NOW
CLAIMS THAT HIS OFFICE HAS NO OFFICIAL PLAN TO ASSURE
OHIOANS OF ACCURATE AND RELIABLE VOTER REGISTRATION,"
SAYS PATRICIA AXELROD.
AXELROD IS THE NEVADAN ELECTION ACTIVIST KLEIN EMAILED EARLIER TODAY TO SAY THAT OHIO HAD COMMENCED A STUDY OF OHIO'S VOTER
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS. Axelrod says she hopes that this controversy prompts the OHIO SOS to test Ohio's voter registration systems prior to the 2008 election.
Consequently Axelrod has taken the liberty of publicly
addressing Mr. Klein as follows:
Hello David Klein - I'm afraid I don't understand your responsive email to my NEWS release wherein you state:
"Sorry if you misunderstood my email. I did not say or mean to imply that there has been any official plan by the Office of the Ohio SOS announced, completed, or begun. If there had, it would be announced by an official spokesperson from the office, of which I am not one. Sorry you misunderstood."
I remind you that any misunderstanding that I may have labored under was fostered by your emailed statement to me that read:
"[T]here are planned studies of the VR systems although not as part of the same risk assessment that will review the voting systems; in fact, the office just hired a person to work full time on VR systems. I agree that it is CRITICAL that this be done.
Therefore I am understandably confused about the position the Ohio Secretary of State has adapted regarding the "planned studies" of the Ohio's voter
registration systems. I am also curious to know - and I know I am not alone in this - how the person you say your office has hired is expected to work full time on Ohio voter registration systems when in fact you now state there is no Ohio SOS voter registration plan to work on.
Ohio election activist, Paddy Shaffer, has reminded you of some rather questionable purging of Ohio voters and she suggests that you contact Victoria Lungren for details. Please take her good advise. Linguists understand that language imposes reality and I'm terribly sorry if I have misunderstood what I think you stated very clearly. With that said, I and the hard working election activists of Ohio would appreciate an explanation as to why the Ohio SOS is
not assuring Ohioans of reliable and accurate voter registration. You and I have begun open dialog which can only profit Ohio and the nation. Please consult
with your powers to be and reply to my query as soon as possible.
--- Paddy Shaffer wrote:
Hi David Klein, Elections Research and Operations Specialist for the Ohio Secretary of State,
It is good that you are speaking with all of us on election issues from your seat in the office of the Secretary of State .
So why is there no testing of the Voter Registration system that Patricia Axelrod asked about?
Have you looked into the massive purge of voters in Cleveland prior to the 2004 election. As I remember... it was about 25% of the entire population of Cuyahoga County. How did that happen, who did it, was it legal, if not, who will be held accountable? Please look into that, I think I remember it fairly correct. That seems like it would be a crime.
Did you ever read the Rolling Stone Article on the theft of the 2004 election by Robert Kennedy Jr.? It would be good for you and your fellow employees at the Ohio Secretary of State office to take a good look at it. Here is the link:
This is from research that Robert Kennedy Jr. used for his Rolling Stone Article on Cuyahoga.