Progressive Ohio calls for investigation into registered Ohio McCain/Palin campaign staff
October 21 2008
Voter challenges hit McCain/Palin Ohio staff ProgressOhio.org today called on the Franklin County Board of Elections to investigate and refer to the Franklin County Prosecutor evidence that out-of-state McCain/Palin campaign workers have registered to vote in Ohio with no intent to stay in-state.
McCain staff accused of registering illegally
Research by ProgressOhio confirms what has appeared in numerous Ohio blogs, including Blue Bexley: Ryan Meerstein is currently the State Director for McCain's campaign in Ohio. Online biographies indicate he has worked for political campaigns or parties in four different states during the past two years (for the RNC in Virginia, for Sen. Corker's campaign in Tennessee, for Rudy Giuliani in South Carolina and McCain in Ohio). He attended college in a fifth state2, and his given hometown is in a sixth state3. The Franklin County Board of Elections reports receiving his completed absentee ballot on October 14th.