Update on Ohio Voting Today! Judge in Process of Deciding on Attempted Voter Suppression in Ohio Over Republican Jon Husted Adding Uncertified Software to Voting Machines

…a federal lawsuit over software that was allegedly installed on central vote tabulation machines in 39 Ohio counties without being tested or certified for use, as required by state law.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, sought the court’s immediate intervention in getting Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted to remove the allegedly infringing software from the tabulation machines before Tuesday’s general elections…

The lawsuit comes days after FreePress.org published a report claiming that Husted had done an “end run” around Ohio law by installing the software on the vote tabulators in the weeks leading up to to the election. According to the report, the software was installed on machines that will be used to count ballots cast by more than 4 million registered voters, including those in major metropolitan areas such as Cleveland and Columbus…

Untested software updates on voting machines are illegal under Ohio law, but “last minute software patches may be deemed ‘experimental’ because that designation does not require certification and testing,” Fitrakis wrote. ”

“Software residing on the central tabulation systems is, in fact, far more dangerous than software on the voting systems, since it can have direct access to the entire set of county election results,” he wrote.

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