Election workers sentenced in Ohio recount
Two county election workers were sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison for rigging a recount of 2004 presidential election ballots so they could avoid a longer, more detailed review.
Jacqueline Maiden, 60, a Cuyahoga County election coordinator who was the board’s third-highest ranking employee, and ballot manager Kathleen Dreamer, 40, each were convicted of a felony count of negligent misconduct of an elections employee.
Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Peter Corrigan allowed the women to remain free on bail pending appeal, but indicated he thought there was a more widespread conspiracy among election officials.
“I can’t help but feel there’s more to this story,” he said.
Special prosecutor Kevin Baxter did not claim the workers’ acts affected the outcome.