The Cincinnati chapter of the NAACP will hold an election for president Tuesday, with incumbent Christopher Smitherman being challenged by a long-time board member and union activist who believes Smitherman has steered the organization from its core civil rights mission.
Bob Richardson, a former officer of Laborers Local 265 and former president of the Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council, is taking on Smitherman, now a Cincinnati city councilman. Smitherman is seeking a fourth two-year term as head of the city’s oldest civil rights organization.
WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with WVXU's Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about some suggestions to change the way electoral votes are counted in Ohio and the counting of provisional ballots in the state.
It is hard to imagine, but 81 people in Hamilton County managed to cast more than one ballot in the Nov. 6 election.
That’s not a lot when you are talking about a county election where 419,076 valid votes were cast – about 0.2 percent of the total, not enough to change the outcome of any race or ballot issue – but, if there was intent to commit voter fraud, it is a crime – a fourth degree felony.
And each and every one of them involved the casting of provisional ballots.