LaWhoops Still Must Answer: How Much Is Your Latest Mistake Costing Ohioans?
June 27, 2023
Columbus, OH – LaWhoops is being called out by outlets across Ohio after he “screws up big-time” – potentially costing Ohio taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars – by sending the wrong ballot language to county elections officials for the August special election days before the deadline to mail absentee ballots to military members and overseas voters. Many counties had already started placing ballot orders, printing ballots, and testing voting machines with the incorrect ballot language – forcing employees to work extra hours and spend additional funds to reprint ballots.
After his latest mistake, LaWhoops must answer: How much exactly is this blunder costing Ohio taxpayers?
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WCMH: “Boards of Elections in all 88 Ohio counties are scrambling to make corrections after Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s office sent the wrong Issue 1 ballot language… We did reach out to LaRose’s office and we are waiting for comment.”
- Boards of Elections in all 88 Ohio counties are scrambling to make corrections after Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s office sent the wrong Issue 1 ballot language.
- LaRose’s office sent the ballot language out late last week. But this Tuesday, Boards were notified they sent the wrong language. They were ordered to update ballots, management systems, and accuracy tests.
- Franklin County’s Elections Director Antone White tells me his office lost hours of work and some test ballots because of the mistake.
- We did reach out to LaRose’s office and we are waiting for comment.
WDTN: “But Boards of Elections had to scramble ahead of that deadline. Elections officials had to make a last-minute change to the Issue 1 ballot language following an error from Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s office… Both counties lost about a day’s worth of work because of this error, but some counties in Ohio had already placed their ballot orders…”
WTRF: Wrong information sent to county election boards in Ohio
June 26, 2023
- Wrong information was sent to county election boards all over Ohio.
- Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose reportedly left off a portion of the language when he sent the directives regarding the August special election for a constitutional amendment.
- It happened days before the deadline to send absentee ballots to military members and overseas voters.
- Other counties that were further along in the process may have had problems and expense involved, but Belmont County is on track to be ready for the August 8 special election.
WTRF: “Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose reportedly left off a portion of the language when he sent the directives regarding the August special election for a constitutional amendment. It happened days before the deadline to send absentee ballots to military members and overseas voters.”
Dayton Daily News: Ohio Secretary of State sent wrong Issue 1 ballot language to election offices
June 23, 2023
- Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s office sent the wrong Issue 1 ballot language to county boards of election this month, but local elections officials say after minor adjustments, they’re on schedule for the Aug. 8 vote.
- An email Tuesday from Chris Burnett, LaRose’s director of elections, apologizes to county-level officials for what Burnett called a “transcription error.”
- On June 12, the Ohio Supreme Court ordered a rewrite of the Issue 1 ballot language, saying parts were inaccurate and potentially misleading. The next day, the Ohio Ballot Board did the rewrite, and LaRose’s office sent updated (but incorrect) language to Ohio’s 88 county boards of election.
- Alisha Lampert, director of the Greene County Board of Elections, said her office had already printed a ballot “test deck” with the incorrect language and had programmed voting machines and begun testing them. But she said the correction was only a matter of “a couple hundred” dollars and a few hours of work.
- Miami County Elections Director Laura Bruns said they were about two-thirds finished with their “logic and accuracy” testing, and starting over cost them about a day’s work.
- This week, the Secretary of State’s office apologized for the added work their error created and said they would cover any costs required to make the change.