Political Scientist Says Summit County Electoral Board Conflict Likely Not Political

Political Scientist Says Summit County Electoral Board Conflict Likely Not Political

The Summit County Election Board is meeting tomorrow to reorganize after Sec. of State Frank LaRose declined to reappoint the chairman of the board, who is also a Republican. The move comes after LaRose put the painting under closer scrutiny.

Steve Brooks is Associate Director of the Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at Akron University. He doesn’t see actions as overtly political. Instead, with Secretaries of State under fire across the country, he says LaRose is receiving more attention for the simple execution of the tasks of the office.

Political Scientist Says Summit County Electoral Board Conflict Likely Not Political

Brooks: The Role of the Secretary of State

“Something’s wrong, the secretary of state is dealing with it, and neither of us is looking askance in any way. I think that’s what we want, and I think that’s – until recently – what we’ve always had, ”Brooks said.

In its ruling, LaRose said the council removed non-incarcerated felons from voters lists, allowed deceased voters to remain registered and ignored his warnings about increasing absentee votes.

Along with the moves here, he also refused to reappoint the Lorain, Vinton and Hocking counties board members for issues. related to last year’s election.

The board meets at 4:00 p.m. Friday and the meeting can be viewed at …

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