27 April 2014

Today, Congressman John Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member of the House Judiciary
Committee, will be filing an amicus brief in the Ohio Supreme Court with the support of Senator
Russ Feingold and 17 other members of the House of Representatives recommending that the
Court not sanction the attorneys who brought Ohio election contest in Moss v. Bush (no.04-
2088). Mr. Conyers offered the following statement:

"The attorneys in this case had reason to believe that the election results did not reflect
the will of the electorate. In good faith, they brought a case based not only on statistical
probability but the depositions and affidavits of computer experts, statisticians, and election
volunteers. In only a couple months, these attorneys have amassed over 900 pages of evidence.

"While we take no opinion on the underlying case, we firmly support the right of citizens
to challenge elections results in court when they have a good faith basis to do so. Truly, Secretary
Blackwell's attempt to sanction these attorneys is meant to send a message to anyone who dare
challenge his questionable election administration. For our democracy to work properly, we can't
allow this sort of intimidation by state officials.”

Original press release