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Victoria Lovegren may be arrested on criminal charges while seeking transparency in Cuyahoga

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Victoria Lovegren may be Arrested on criminal charges for seeking to see
precinct-level election results in Cuyahoga County!



Cuyahoga County is filing criminal charges against me because I asked
some volunteers for the Vote Count Protection Project to call some of
the Election Day Technicians, and ask them if they would be willing to
write down some of the Voting Unit election results on a data-collection
form, to used for vote-count verification purposes.



We were doing this because Blackwell's directive on 11/1 said that we
could not add any more "Observers" to the list of observers, so we could
not get "inside access."



We were doing this because Cuyahoga County was NOT going to post results
for the public to see.



We were doing this because of Cuyahoga Board of Elections' dismal record
of the May Election debacle, secrecy and law-breaking,, and, in general,
92% of the public distrusts electronic voting!



We were doing this because the proposed post-election "audit" being paid
for by the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is a total SHAM! The
audit will NOT be counting actual ballots, but sub-totals of ballot
counts, and will not be counting all precincts, but a subset of the
precincts. Their proposed "audit" is nothing of the sort!



The people want to "see" the precinct-level election results, and the
CCBOE is refusing to let us see them. From the calling that volunteers
made yesterday, we learned that Election Day Technicians were told,
during training, that they could NOT read aloud the totals on the
Summary Totals report, they, in fact, could not even LOOK at the totals
on the report, and, obviously could not let anyone ELSE look at them.



The CCBOE is continues to operate in secrecy, and are now trying to
intimidate anyone who seeks transparency in the election process. They
are making an example of me because I am getting too close. How dare we
ask to see precinct-level results?



They told me that I could get council and then report to a hearing
tomorrow at 1:30pm-election day. They have nothing better to do, on
election day, than to stop this dangerous middle-aged woman!



If you would like to support me tomorrow as they throw the book at
me-they said I was being charged with criminal "obstruction of
business", ORC 2921.31-please come to the Cuyahoga Board of Elections
at 1:30pm.



Thanks so much,

Victoria Lovegren, Ph.D.



Cuyahoga Board of Elections

30th and Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, OH

216-443-3200

 

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