31 March 2014

At 10:03 A.M. on August 7, 2006, one month before Judge Algenon Marbley ordered all 88 Ohio Boards of Elections to continue to preserve the ballots from the 2004 presidential election, Jacqueline J. Neuhart, Director of the Guernsey County Board of Elections, sent an e-mail to "All Counties" asking if they were aware of a website called savetheballots.org. Her exact wording was: "Good morning, everyone. Has anyone else heard about this? I wonder how far it will go."



Pursuant to a public records request, Matthew Damschroder, Director of the Franklin County Board of Elections, graciously provided us with responses to said e-mail. Here they are:



Monday, August 7, 2006, 10:30 A.M. From Lorain County Board of Elections

"Someone should tell them to give it up. The election is over. They lost."



Monday, August 7, 2006, 10:32 A.M. From Brown County Board of Elections

"YES BROWN COUNTY HAS HEARD ABOUT IT"



Monday, August 7, 2006, 10:32 A.M. From Allen County Board of Elections

"I’m sorry, I’m just a little too busy trying to figure out how the government killed John Kennedy to deal with this. KC" (That would be Keith Cunningham, Director – ed.)



Monday, August 7, 2006, 12:46 P.M. From Lorain County Board of Elections

"The Trilateral Commission did it."



Monday, August 7, 2006, 12:12 P.M. From Allen County Board of Elections

"And by the way … where does the government have those aliens from space hidden? KC"



Monday, August 7, 2006, 12:47 P.M. From Allen County Board of Elections

"Tom Cruise’s garage."



Monday, August 7, 2006, 3:08 P.M. From Ashtabula County Board of Elections
"I think that we are all a little to busy to deal with these people... get over it already...
I wonder who pays these people to work on this stuff...our tax dollars hard at work..."



To my knowledge, I have never received any public money to investigate anything. For my investigation of the 2004 Ohio election, I have not received any compensation from anyone since September 2006, and yet I continue to do it, at my own expense. Many election investigators have never received any compensation at all, ever.



For the record, Ashtabula County destroyed all their ballots from the 2004 presidential election before the expiration of the 22-month records retention schedule. Allen County stored their ballots in a basement subject to flooding, and destroyed the majority of their ballots (voted, unvoted, absentee, provisional and soiled) after they became water damaged. Lorain County failed to produce their unused ballots and their ballot pages, and offered no letter of explanation to Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner.



Brown County actually conducted an inventory of their records before submitting them to Secretary Brunner. They turned over all their ballots, and apologized for losing the absentee booklets for one of thirty-five precincts. For this they are hereby commended.