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ELECTION BOARD TROUBLES
Ohio county election board members facing removal by state get chance to defend themselves
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, May 15, 2014 2:17 PM EDT
Top election officials in one northern Ohio county have had a chance to make a case for keeping their jobs.
Secretary of State Jon Husted wants to remove them because he says the board has been plagued by dysfunction.
A former state official appointed by Husted to evaluate the board told the members and director at a hearing Thursday that there was a long list of problems that forced the state to act.
The board has experienced several years of infighting and accusations of wrongdoing. A series of missteps and squabbling earlier this month delayed voting results for hours in the primary election.